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Environmental benefits of vegetarian diets revealed

The environmental impact of eating meat has been well-documented, but what about a vegetarian or vegan diet? A new study suggests meat-free alternatives carry a lower environmental burden.

Lab-grown milk, eggs and meat could hit store shelves in 5 years

Meat, eggs and milk could be produced in lab without killing or harming animals thanks to microbe cultures. The future of food as we know it may be forever changed, allowing even vegetarians and vegans to eat hamburgers and milkshakes again.

Arby's planning something different for 'leap day'

Atlanta - The fast-food chain that uses "We've got the meats" as its advertising slogan has cooked something else up entirely for Tuesday, Feb. 29.

GM and lab grown meat for the agricultural future?

The future of agriculture is uncertain, given the changes to populations, migration, and climate. National governments and the United Nations have been predicting the state of food security in 2050.

Changes to the environment make pathogens worse

Changes to the environment can not only lead to an increase in numbers of pathogens and also facilitate the transmission of disease. To add to this, a new report suggests the virulence of pathogens can be altered through environmental change.

Trucker steals 40,000 pounds of meat worth more than $100,000

Loganton - On November 21, someone stole thousands of pounds of meat from a plant in Central Pennsylvania. The meat was worth more than $90,000.

Emissions set to soar as love of steak takes off in Asia

Jakarta - Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari's mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians.

Lab-grown meat could hit stores in 5 years

Maastricht - Fancy biting into artificially grown meat? Wondering how those who eschew meat because of animal treatment concerns will react? Such questions are coming to the fore with laboratory grown meat.

One in three vegetarians admits to eating meat while drunk

A recent study undertaken in the UK suggests that meat consumption among inebriated vegetarians is more common than one might think.

Butterflies and pigs, genetic modification in the news

According to the European Union there is no need to widen buffer zones around genetically modified (GM) crops to protect butterflies. Meanwhile, super-muscly pigs have been created by small genetic tweak.

Meat producers upset over USDA demands

Reports have surfaced that the advisory panel for the U.S. government's upcoming dietary guidelines may recommend less meat consumption, to the dismay of meat producers.

Vultures developed resistance for their horrifying diets

Copenhage - One question that has puzzled scientists is how vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least trigger severe food-poisoning, and probably kill most other animals.

Insight into how red meat harms arteries

According to an animal study, gut microbes produce an important metabolite that promotes atherosclerosis in association with the consumption of red meat.

Store worker accused of hiding $1,200 worth of meat in his pants

An employee at a New York grocery store is being accused of exiting the store with more than $1,000 worth of meat hidden in his pants.

New warning over barbecued food

The Food Standards Agency in the U.K. has issued a warning about barbecued food and the risks of food poisoning. The Agency recommends that food should be pre-cooked in an oven first.

Meat addiction is driving up our carbon footprint

Our consumption of meat around the world, which is only expected to grow, puts severe damage on the environment. Mother nature is not happy with us at all.

Edible antimicrobials can protect meat

Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to new research.

New test for pork virus

A virus in the U.S. has killed over 6 million pigs. Researchers have developed a new test to monitor for the disease. The hope is that improved detection can be used to slow down the rate of infection.

Feeding pets raw meat carries safety risks

The American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association have discouraged the inclusion of raw and undercooked meats in pet food, citing a potential for food-borne illness.

Meat recalled due to ‘unsanitary conditions’

Windsor - Yauk’s Specialty Meats, a Windsor, Colorado company, has expanded its recall of its meat products to include more foodstuffs produced under insanitary conditions.

Canadian ham recalled due to Listeria infection

Some 2,600 pounds of whole boneless ham prosciutto product have been recalled across the U.S. and Canada due to possible contamination with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.

Beer that tastes like meat—The Butcher from Bluejacket Brewery

Washington - Bluejacket Brewery have brewed a beer, 'The Butcher,' that tastes like the hot-dog delicacy found in the 'half-smoke' sandwich. This meaty, dark lager is the initiative of Greg Engert, one of the top U.S. beer experts.

22,000 pounds of meat recalled due to possible contamination

Around 22,000 pounds of meat were recalled on Tuesday due a possible contamination that was discovered after testing was done by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Rat meat sold as mutton in China

People in China have been revolted and outraged by news that crooks have been selling rats and rodents as mutton for the last 4 years.

Video: Louisiana taste-test of 20-lb nutria swamp rat

Imported from Argentina in the 1930's for their fur, these giant swamp rats escaped into the wild and are now devouring the roots of wetland plants and transforming the Bayou into a wasteland. A solution has been found, with several tasty recipes.

Man accused of selling outdated meat at discount store

Front Royal - A Maryland man was fined and given probation after he pled guilty to 10 misdemeanor counts of selling outdated meat at his discount store in Virginia. Originally he had been charged with 10 felony counts.

South African beef products contain donkey, water buffalo & goat

Stellenbosch - As more and more tests are run following the recent horsemeat scandal in Europe, now a study in South Africa has found donkey, water buffalo, soya and goat content in minced meats, burger patties, sausages, deli and dried meats.

The changing Japanese diet: more meat, less veg

Tokyo - The Japanese government is concerned about the diet of the typical citizen. The average volume of vegetables, fruit and seafood that Japanese adults eat every day has fallen during the past ten years leading to concerns about health and nutrition.

ABC, Diane Sawyer slammed with $1.2 billion lawsuit

In March, ABC News reported on Beef Products Inc. over its food products, allegedly reporting that the food it manufactured was not safe, not meat and not healthy, dubbing it “pink slime.”

Study: Meat-eating contributed to human conquering, domination

Stockholm - It seems if we were herbivores then we wouldn't be as advanced as we are today, at least according to a new study out of Sweden. The research found that carnivory contributed to human success and population growth.
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