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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.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 19 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.”
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 13 comments

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.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

Why 70% of U.S. ground beef includes 'pink slime'

An ABC News report interviewed a former United States Department of Agriculture scientist who knows almost three-quarters of American ground beef contain "pink slime," beef trimmings that once were only used in dog food.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 30 comments

Would you like your pork chop with a side of MRSA?

You might think that paying premium prices for organic meat means you're getting the best quality money can buy. But there may be a downside to buying antibiotic- and pesticide-free meats: deadly bacteria.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

Op-Ed: Australian government allows import of whale meat, ouch

How embarrassing. In 2010, the Australian government announced that it wanted an end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whaling Sanctuary, yet a news report has revealed four Australian companies have been importing whale meat since 2005.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

Horse meat may soon be available for human consumption in U.S.

After the U.S. Congress lifted a ban on using Federal funds for horse meat inspection, horses could soon be slaughtered in the U.S. for human consumption. However, animal rights groups are protesting the decision.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 12 comments

Woman mistakenly given cash instead of cold cuts

Braunschweig - An elderly woman shopping for cold cuts in a German butcher shop was accidentally handed a bag containing more than 2000 euros ($2,835 USD).
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 2 comments

Dairy and fish not safe for health, says nutritionist Special

San Diego - All animal foods including fish and dairy are a health risk for you, says nutritionist Dr. Janice Stanger, author of the book "The Perfect Formula Diet".
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 32 comments

Eating the Amazon - demand for cheap meat fuels deforestation Special

Europe’s demand for cheap meat is dramatically changing the landscape of the Amazon. Rainforest around Santarém has been replaced with fields over the last five years thanks to the advent of soya farming in the area.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 6 comments

Sausage Pancake Bites from Dunkin Donuts are 'meat munchkins'

Dunkin Donuts launched a new breakfast food last week for a limited time only as a market test item. The Sausage Pancake Bites are a quick breakfast on the go.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 28 comments

Diets lower in meat could prevent 45,000 deaths a year

According to a new report issued by Friends of the Earth, people changing to a diet which contains just three meat meals a week could prevent approximately 45,000 premature deaths and save the UK's NHS £1.2 billion a year.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 4 comments

Photo of mechanically separated chicken nauseating the Internet

Who doesn't love chicken nuggets? They're golden brown, cooked on the inside and when dipped in plum sauce, they're absolutely delicious. After seeing a photo of mechanically separated meat, you may not eat them again.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 6 comments

Wal-Mart recalls 380 tons of popular Tyson deli meats

U.S. grocery megastore giant Wal-Mart has hit a snag with a popular maker of some of its deli meats and ready-made sandwich offerings, Tyson, as listeria has been discovered in samples of roast-beef.
In the Media by Chris Stewart - 2 comments

Squirrel meat on sale in Budgens supermarkets

Budgens, a popular UK supermarket, will start selling squirrel meat nationwide. One London store has already started stocking it and animal rights groups have called it "wildlife massacre."
In the Media by Alex Iszatt

Meat eating linked to weight gain

Reducing the amount of meat being consumed, or eliminating it from the diet, may be the key to keeping weight down. A study found that people eating the most meat gained the most weight, even when they ate the same number of calories as other people.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Cut the risk of lung cancer with a meat and potatoes diet

Heavy smokers may be making themselves more prone to lung cancer. Then again, some aren't. A new survey reveals that if you have high levels of vitamin-B and an amino acid in your system, that is likely to prevent you from getting cancer in general.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg

Feds indict two for slaying multiple Whitetail and Mule deer

Wichita - Federal grand jury indicts a pair of brothers for operating a guided hunting service that specialized in the illegal hunting and killing of white-tailed deer and mule deer in Comanche County, Kansas in violation of the federal Lacey Act.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 4 comments
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A slab of cured pork
A slab of cured pork
 Come hungry ! Hungarian húsleves.
"Come hungry"! Hungarian húsleves.
Rotisserie chicken on a spit
Another Pint Please
Rotisserie chicken on a spit
Chickens in battery cages on a factory farm.
March 28  2008.
Chickens in battery cages on a factory farm. March 28, 2008.
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Cooking chicken thighs
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Bullets ready for the blender
Haggis - Traditional Scottish haggis  which is made with a sheep s heart  liver and lungs
Haggis - Traditional Scottish haggis, which is made with a sheep's heart, liver and lungs
AnimaNaturalis Spain held an ecological protest by displaying  A plate of human flesh  in front of t...
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AnimaNaturalis Spain held an ecological protest by displaying "A plate of human flesh" in front of the Mercat del Born in Barcelona, Spain.
Man steals meat because it reminded him of his dead grandmother.
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Man steals meat because it reminded him of his dead grandmother.
AnimaNaturalis Spain held an ecological protest by displaying  A plate of human flesh  in front of t...
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AnimaNaturalis Spain held an ecological protest by displaying "A plate of human flesh" in front of the Mercat del Born in Barcelona, Spain.
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A moose
A photo of mechanically separated chicken.
A photo of mechanically separated chicken.
Ground beef at a supermarket
Ground beef at a supermarket
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File photo: Ground beef

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