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Americans Are Eating More Meat, But Not For The Reasons You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Taste

It seems the U.S. just can’t get enough meat. Or does it? According to data released this week by Rabobank, a research firm specializing in food and...

You Don't Have To Go Vegan To Eat Way More Sustainably

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green

We’ve known for some time now that eating meat is putting a massive strain on our planet. But if you want to take steps to reduce the carbon footpri...

We Know We Should Eat Less Meat, So Why Aren't We Doing It?

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.29.2016 | Taste

By now, the warnings on meat consumption are pretty clear. The United States’ over-indulgence in meat is not only bad news for our health, but also ...

Confessions of a Carnivore

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I don't see a clear difference between slaughtering a pig and cutting down a seven-story tree. Between netting the wild salmon I eat for dinner and harvesting my breakfast oats.

The Ingredient You Didn't Know You Should Be Adding To Your Steak

Epicurious | Posted 08.04.2016 | Taste
Epicurious

You're ready for summer grilling. You've purchased the perfect grill, and you've procured the latest, greatest cuts of steak. Cut to you pulling a sizzling steak off the grill and slicing into it, only to find that it's, well, chewy. Why? Because you forgot this.

Taste Test: Do Vegan Options Ever Taste Better Than The Real Thing?

The Huffington Post | Zoe Lintzeris | Posted 06.22.2015 | Taste

Here’s the beef (groan) with going vegan: bad-tasting products. Faux meat, faux cheese, faux ice cream -- the list goes on and on for omnivores who ...

Dog Meat: Yulin's Horror... Or Ours?

Wayne Hsiung | Posted 06.17.2016 | Green
Wayne Hsiung

For years, I have been entering farming facilities in the dead of night, rescuing a small handful of animals. The scale of the violence endured by these animals (like Yulin's dogs) is hard to believe. And, yet the slaughter of billions of these animals in US food production (unlike Yulin's dogs) barely registers as a public concern.

The 'Ethics' of Meat Eating

Ash Murthy | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Ash Murthy

It is time for us to examine our fundamental views about animal ethics, to look at ourselves in the mirror and ask, "Are we really less barbaric than 'those people' who kill dolphins or eat dogs?"

I Don't Diet, I Just Go Paleo

Zoë Lintzeris | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Zoë Lintzeris

It was one of those 3 a.m. ideas that I had to act on. And that was to go paleo... for a week. Could I handle this almost-absurd change in my diet?

These American Meat Products Are Banned Abroad

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Believe it or not, a lot more of your favorite American foods might actually be banned from being sold abroad.

Slate Errs Big Time In Article On BBQ & Cancer

Meathead | Posted 01.31.2014 | Taste
Meathead

Your article is the type of thing that scares consumers and serves to confuse not enlighten. For what reason? Because one Slate columnist wanted to start a fire and obscure the facts with smoke?

The 14 Dumbest Things Meat Eaters Have To Deal With

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

How does that joke go? "How can you tell if someone is a vegan/vegetarian? Don't worry, they'll tell you." Of course, not all vegetarians fit the pret...

Why Vegans and Paleos Should Stop Hating Each Other

Matt Frazier | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

Though we focus on the differences in our diets, and fight like pissed-off hornets as a result, the healthy versions of both Paleo and vegan diets look an awful lot alike.

Alex Jamieson Is Not the Victim, the Animals Are

Ed Coffin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Ed Coffin

This morning, I was featured on CBC's The Current to challenge Alex Jamieson on her decision to no longer be vegan. The reason this argument is so incredibly infuriating for me to hear is because it's a completely bogus argument that has no scientific legitimacy whatsoever.

Consider Becoming A Part-Time Vegan

Kathy Freston | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Truly, Mark Bittman's new book Vegan Before Six is offering a way of eating that could be transformational: Readers will lose weight (if they have weight to lose), have more energy, and suffer much lower risk for diabetes and heart disease. And animals and the earth will be better off.

Let's Face It: There Is No Such Thing as Humane Meat

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?

Bringing Home the Bacon: Labor and Self Reliance in Knowing Our Food

Leah Mayor | Posted 03.26.2013 | Home
Leah Mayor

Fourteen years of being a vegetarian gave way to living abroad in places where being a vegetarian would have traditionally been out of the question. ...

Vegetarian Like Me: Meatless Milestone

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 02.13.2013 | Home
Hilary Sheinbaum

Perhaps the unpleasant memory of making a meaty meal had faded from my mind, or maybe I missed having more options on my menu. Either way, it was a personal decision to give up meat and an entirely new one when I reintroduced it to my diet.

Buyer Beware! The Lowdown on 'Humane' Meat and Eggs

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

"Surely if I buy organic, humanely raised or free-range, that's all good, isn't it?" Well, actually, no. You are just kidding yourself, and the animals you are trying not to hurt would tell you if they could that your valiant effort is not enough.

How Bad Is Eating Meat? It Might Depend On Your Race, Study Says

Posted 11.03.2012 | Black Voices

That Meatless Monday routine you've been trying to adopt may do your cardiovascular system some good, but according to new research from The Cancer In...

This Little Piggy Went To Market: Where Does Your Meat Come From?

Jamie Schler | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Jamie Schler

With the worry that American beef is pumped up with hormones and who knows what else, maybe it is time Americans are taught where the food on their plates comes from.

Teaching Our Children The Ethics Of Eating Meat

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

During dinner with our children, we asked them, all enthusiastic carnivores, why they thought it was OK to eat meat. Their varying responses inspired us to frame this discussion in terms of the Passover Haggadah's description of the Four Children.

Does Eating Local Actually Hurt The Environment?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Does the recent passing of Earth Day have you thinking that you want to do more for the environment? One popular solution is to eat local, but accordi...

New York Times' "Ethical Meat" Contest Is Great PR for Meat Industry

Michele Simon | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

The New York Times is holding a silly contest for meat-eaters to have their say. Here is my entry.

Debate: Can It Be More Ethical To Eat Meat?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We all have to eat, so it's the debate that never ends -- is it more socially responsible to kill and eat animals, or to rely on a vegetarian diet? ...