Browsing the "food issues" Tag

Animal Rights Conference Update

June 3rd, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

We are now barely into the month of June, which means...we have made it through the torrential downpour of spring, the frigid winter, and also, that the Animal Rights 2012 National Conference is two months from kickoff. I will have the pleasure of attending the AR2012 from August 2 through August 5 this year in Washington D.C., which is a great excuse to visit the area and hear a bunch of amazing speakers, authors and activists for the first time


Mass Food Poisonings Create Food Safety Questions

April 19th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Last week, a strange case of food poisoning amongst elementary school children was suspected to be attributed to school lunches. Now, those investigating the situation are thinking it might not be as isolated as originally thought. But before you get too freaked out, this incident occurred in China, not in the United States. However, that doesn't mean safety standards shouldn't be scrutinized here as well. Food poisoning put 368 children in a Chinese hospital in early April, but now two other food poisoning incidents have occurred in recent days in the same area. What might that mean


Trans Fat Maybe, Kind of Linked to Aggression

March 15th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

A new study from the journal PLoS ONE claims trans fats might be linked to aggressive behaviors. And now a collective, "I knew it!" First of all, New York knew it first, by banning trans fats ages ago, as did some other countries. Secondly, this doesn't mean you can go on a rude spree and then get a free pass


Pink Slime: It’s What’s for Dinner

March 9th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

ABC News posted a story this week about an additive in ground beef called ‘pink slime,’ as originally reported in The Daily and then Huffington Post. The scandal is that pink slime, or ammoniated beef trimmings, is wildly prevalent in school cafeterias.


Orthorexia: A Disorder of Health

February 17th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

The obsession with eating healthy has a name: orthorexia nervosa. Quite simply, orthorexia has been elevated to eating disorder status due to one's fixation on food, where an overwhelming amount of mental attention is spent thinking about and restricting access to certain foods


Chipotle Makes Delicious Food, Fights For Animals

February 16th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Last Sunday during the Grammys, Chipotle aired a groundbreaking commercial discussing the very issues highlighted above related to factory farming. But they didn't do it the fire and brimstone way. Chipotle's strategy involved cute animation and Willie Nelson


A Brief Discussion of Exploding ‘Manure Foam’

February 10th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

Midwestern hog farmers have been experience problems with exploding manure pits for a few years now, according to the Minnesota Daily. Basically, foam began to build on top of manure pits. This foam supposedly traps methane gas, and if a spark nears it, the pit explodes, taking barns and pigs with it



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