Are the American Egg Board and other federal checkoff programs Freedom of Information Act exempt? They think so.
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Here’s some text from a PBS interview with Michael Pollan, entitled “Modern Meat”. This covers the need for the holes (“Rumen Fistula”) and more. Read the whole thing via the link, this snippet is just the beginning. The problem with this system, or one of the problems with this system, is that cows are not […]
Growing up on a small farm taught me a thing or two about meat. The cattle, pigs and chickens on my family’s farm really did enjoy lives close to the ones featured in today’s slick advertising. Right up until my dad’s axe came down on the chicken’s scrawny necks or the butcher drove up and put a bullet between Bessie’s eyes.
Global meat production and consumption have increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy
Several months ago, back in June of 2010, I wrote up a story on the environmental impact of eating meat based on a new-at-the-time United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the matter. I recently ran across another good story on this topic on a friend’s site, Global Warming is Real, titled “Eating […]
Every other recipe calls for chicken stock, but anyone using store-bought cans or soups of it is missing out on the wholesomeness and richness of the real thing. Moreover, store-bought chicken and beef stock use animals raised in CAFOs, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, the bane of animals, the entire world’s meat industry, our environment, and our bodies.
Here are some tips for finding more ethical meat, including a recipe for no-fail chicken stock!