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ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Report Tied to $177 Million in Settlement Costs

On Beef Products ‘Pink Slime’ lawsuit…. The Walt Disney Company said in its latest quarterly financial statement that it had $177 million in costs related to settling litigation. The announcement came just weeks after ABC News, a Disney unit, reached a settlement with a meat producer that accused the network of defamation for its reports about so-called pink slime, […]

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The World’s First Lab-Grown Chicken Finger Was Just Unveiled

Vegans? How do we feel about this? The stuff, which was unveiled at a press event yesterday, is called “clean” because the meat is produced directly from self-reproducing cells, without the need to feed, breed, or slaughter animals. It’s also known as “cultured” or “in vitro” meat. David Kay, a business analyst at Memphis Meats, told MUNCHIES: “We […]

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An Exhaustive Guide to Country Ham

Country ham is nothing like the ham you grew up with. Those gelatinous pink slices stacked between two slices of Wonder Bread and stuffed in your Star Wars lunchbox were city ham, wet cured and probably commercially produced on a mass scale. Country ham, on the other hand, is an American dry-cured ham, found primarily in the […]

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New Study Finds Potential Health Benefits of Consuming Organic Meats and Milk

A recent study funded by the European Commission and the Sheepdrove Trust, a British charity which supports organic farming research, found that organic meat and milk have a 50 percent higher omega-3 fatty acid composition than conventional products. Omega-3 fats can help lower the risk of heart disease. The study analyzed 196 papers concerning organic […]

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Trend Alert: Ditching Antibiotics in Livestock?

In the 1940s, a small group of scientists, Moore et al., discovered that adding antibiotics to animal feed would improve the animals’ rates of growth. Since, ranchers and farmers have been routinely administering antibiotics sub-therapeutically – or in doses too small to treat illness – to their livestock. According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, in […]

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Maine Man Joins Amish Community, Opens Deli

There’s a new deli in rural Maine with a hotshot chef behind the counter. Foodies may know Matthew Secich’s name from stints and stars earned at Charlie Trotter’s, The Oval Room in Washington D.C., and The Alpenhof Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Recently, Secich joined an Amish community and moved his family and his kitchen […]

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A Carnivore’s Solution To Space Constraints: The Meat Locker

Next time you go to the grocery store to buy meat, consider this: It would probably be much cheaper per pound to buy a whole animal directly from a farmer, eliminating the middleman. But storage can be a problem. Most people don’t have enough freezer space for all that meat. A group in upstate New […]

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29:  Temple Grandin and Claire Danes attend HBO's Annual Emmy Awards Post Award Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Temple Grandin’s ways and methods for animal welfare reform in the cattle industry

Of the many stances and voices surrounding the meat industry, Temple Grandin’s is certainly worth a listen. For nearly three decades, Temple Grandin has been leading the charge for animal welfare reform in the cattle industry from the inside out. I wanted to know exactly how she did it, and why she kept going in a […]

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What kind of meathead are you?

What we mean is, what kind of environmental impact do you and your meat eating habits have? Take the mini-quiz with Grist.  

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Is There a Moral Case for Eating Meat?

In the latest discussion from Grist’s ongoing conversation around meat, we ask, where are the philosophers arguing that eating meat is moral? In 1975, Singer wrote Animal Liberation, which launched the modern animal rights movement with its argument that causing animal suffering is immoral. There are plenty of other arguments against eating animals besides Singer’s, […]

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