November 25, 2011
Regarding the Nov. 20 Food story "Is vegan turkey good enough to gobble?" : Staff writer Tim Carman's quip that "there's the issue of the fossil fuels required to produce these R&D darlings" was misleading, as making vegan mock meats requires far fewer fossil fuels than raising and killing animals, even the "organic, free-range" variety. Also, undercover investigations into hatcheries, factory farms, stockyards and slaughterhouses by groups such as Compassion Over Killing, Mercy for Animals and the Humane Society of the United...
January 28, 2009 |
During the past few weeks, while the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers were fighting for their right to share Super Bowl XLIII turf with Bruce Springsteen on Sunday, we were training for a matchup we could both sink our teeth into: meat snack vs. meat snack. Our third annual recipe smackdown found us in familiar camps. The purist (Joe, formerly referred to as the Texan) opted for chicken wings, along with the hundreds of thousands of fans who reportedly will consume more than 1 billion of them this weekend.
August 10, 2012 |
MONROVIA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man faces criminal charges in Warren County, Va., for allegedly selling rotten meat from a supermarket garbage bin. Fifty-four-year-old Rodney Sparks of Monrovia is due back in court Sept. 18. He was arraigned Monday. Sparks runs a store called Rodney's Discount Foods in Front Royal, Va. A state food inspector alleges the store sold meat that was misbranded, uninspected and appeared unfit for human consumption. Investigators say they traced the meat to...
June 15, 2012 |
More than 50,000 U.N. officials, scientists, environmental advocates and a few heads of state will gather this coming week in Rio de Janeiro for a conference on sustainable development. They're assembling 20 years after the first Earth Summit was held in the same city, and the goal now, as it was then, is to figure out how to cut dangerous greenhouse gases and help the 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty. Or, to put it more starkly, how we can live ethically without threatening the ability of future generations...
August 12, 2013 |
According to those who tried it last week, lab-grown beef doesn't really taste like meat. So what exactly gives meat its flavor and makes us beg for more? We've long known why ice cream and chocolate appeal so much to our taste buds: It's that blissful mixture of sugar and fat. But what's so special about bacon and steak that, for most people, it trumps the growing pile of scientific data on meat's detrimental health effects? The answer, according to...
June 7, 2011 |
Tom Sietsema "D o you have a boyfriend?" "What is your phone number?" "You take my breath away. " Medium Rare dares to be different in a number of ways, one of which is evident to customers visiting the restroom of the new meat market in Cleveland Park. Instead of the usual musical backdrop, patrons are serenaded by a flirty male voice uttering a series of come-ons translated into French. It's funny, the first time. If you haven't heard of the place by now,...