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Eating Meat

A Case For Eating Meat

Daniel Klein | Posted 08.31.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

The type of meat eating that I am defending is the occasional consumption of animals that have been raised on pasture in limited numbers and where the practice mimics that of nature and treats the animals (and slaughters them) humanely. In this limited capacity, I think meat eating can be MORE responsible than vegetarianism for reasons that impact the environment, our health, culture, history and morality.

Does Eating Meat Make You a Bully?

Ari Solomon | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Ari Solomon

Here is the definition of the word bully: "A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker." Many of us know firsthand ...

Mark Bittman: We're Eating Less Meat. Why? | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Americans eat more meat than any other population in the world; about one-sixth of the total, though we're less than one-twentieth of the population. ...

How To Identify & Cook Steak Cuts

The Splendid Table | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
The Splendid Table

You aren't the first person to be deceived by the nasty little eye round and you won't be the last. Eye round is one of the few unredeemable cuts of meat; think tough and tasteless.

Christian Ethical Vegetarianism: A Modest Proposal

Michael Gilmour | Posted 12.23.2011 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Do Christians have moral obligations to animate creation? Many say no, citing the mandate to "have dominion" over all living things. But is the language of Genesis so devoid of ambiguity?

Like Animals? So Why Eat Them?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Nil Zacharias

We may argue 'til the cows come home about the moral, health and environmental reasons why we should or should not consume animals, but we can't ignore one undeniable truth: eating animals is a choice... a choice we can learn to live without.

Lynne Peeples

Beefing Up The Case Against Meat: Environment Group The Latest To Advise Eating Less Meat And Cheese | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green

Gidon Eschel, a professor of climate physics at Bard College in New York, spent much of his youth in Israel with cows — tending to a dairy farm as a...

A Swedish Burger Chain Says "Minimize Me"

Andrew Winston | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

What do you do if you want to be a responsible corporate citizen and you sell fast food? Well, I think your company would look a lot like Max Burgers, based in Sweden.

Killing Your Meal For The First Time

Megan Paska | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Megan Paska

Killing a chicken was easy but hard. The act of plucking off her feathers, eviscerating her carcass and the moment when a living thing became food, in my hands, right before my eyes, were tremendously profound.

Raise Your Own BBQ Wings: A Workshop in Backyard Chicken Harvesting

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

I have now been eating my own meat birds for two seasons, and I was excited to do the slow-motion magic trick of turning a live chicken into a perfect roasting bird just like you'd see at the grocery store.

Calling Bull On Mark Zuckerberg's Meat Challenge

Laurel Miller | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home
Laurel Miller

As one of the few remaining humans on the planet not on Facebook, I still like to give credit where it's due. I may loathe Mark Zuckerberg's time-suck...

What's So Great About Grass-Fed Beef?

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

When thinking of topics to cover next, I realized that I hadn't done anything on grass-fed beef. This method of rearing animals is one of the corners...

USDA Suggests Testing Meat Before It Goes To Stores

Posted 06.06.2011 | Home

In an effort to reduce the amount of consumer illnesses and deaths due to contaminated meat, the USDA has announced a "test and hold" rule that will d...

Lindy & Grundy, Your Typical Neighborhood Butchers, Open Shop

Alexis C. Jolly | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Alexis C. Jolly

Dining on atypical cuts may seem to be solely the domain of foodies, snobs who use food as cultural capital. I've met people like that and, yes, they're assholes.

Meet A Meat Painter

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the annals of art history, meat as still life isn't unheard of, but it might not be the first subject that comes to mind —at least for most peopl...

PHOTOS: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Dan Imhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Imhoff

CAFOs are a perverse inversion of our idea of family farms with pigs rolling in the mud, cows grazing in pastures, roosters crowing from fence posts, and farmers interacting with the animals.

To Meat Or Not To Meat

Laura Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Silverman

In exchange (ultimately for their lives), they received protection from predators, assistance in bearing young and even rudimentary health care. What would become of our domesticated animals if we were to stop eating them?

'Kill It, Cook It, Eat It' Slaughtering Show Comes To Cable

Squid Ink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LA Weekly's Squid Ink writes:​ Just in case your meat guilt wasn't powerful enough, here comes Kill It, Cook It, Eat It, a BBC show premiering in A...

A Dozen Resolutions For The Outdoor Cook

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you're like me and love cooking outdoors because everything tastes better when cooked over open flame, here is a list of New Year's Resolutions for you.

A Case For Foie: Why Foie Gras Is Not Unethical

Serious Eats | Posted by J. Kenji Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Is the production of foie gras torturous under even the best of conditions? Those on one side would answer yes. How could force feeding an animal e...

April Bloomfield's Tour Of The Pig

New York Magazine | Jillian Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Noted porcine enthusiast April Bloomfield provides a nose-to-tail tour....

Dan Barber: ‘You Have Blood on Your Hands When You Eat Vegetarian’

Grub Street New York | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last month Dan Barber took the stage at the Beth-El Zedeck synagogue in Indianapolis for over an hour of back-and-forth with Krista Tippett. The conve...

On Eating Bear Meat

Hank Shaw at the Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I finally ate bear last night, and it was good. For some of you, the fact that bear can be good eating is no great surprise: The hunting and eating ...

Eating Meaty

Laura Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Silverman

I feel especially lucky that I have access to Dickson's Farmstand, a purveyor of locally sourced, humanely raised animals.

One Hundred Animals In A Bun

Ari Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ari Solomon

Why do we accept Frankenfoods as American trademarks? I don't find any particular pride in hamburgers. Seriously, it's time to update this traditional American staple.