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Horsemeat Scandal

Time to Retire Horse Slaughter for Good

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Some foreign companies look at beloved American horses and see only two things: profit and food. They want to turn these majestic animals into frozen meat products for Europe and Asia, with no concerns about the unconscionable cost on life, health, the environment, or the integrity of our culture.

Tesco CEO Blames Horse Meat Scandal For Struggles

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

LONDON — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by revenue, saw sales drop 1 percent at its U.K. stores amid consumer distaste over the horsemeat sca...

What Do We Owe the Horse? Government Considering Slaughterhouse Proposal

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Michael D'Antonio

Temple Grandin, who has applied herself to reforming the slaughter of cattle with some success, seems to straddle the line on the issue of using American horses as meat as she says, "It's a less bad option to slaughter them here," than in unregulated facilities abroad. But is the "less bad" option the right one?

What is the real beef about horsemeat?

Alan Braithwaite | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Alan Braithwaite

You are standing in front of the ready meals counter looking at an array of Lasagnes, Bolognese's and meat pies. Does it really matter if there is a l...

LOOK: Naughty Costume Selling Out After Horse Meat Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.07.2013 | Business

Costume purveyors in the U.K. aren't horsing around when it comes to making a quick buck. Herds of customers are galloping away with Fancy Dress Co...

IKEA Investigates Horse-Meat-Tainted Meatballs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

IKEA filed a police report Monday against a Swedish supplier that allegedly bought tainted meat from two Polish slaughterhouses, roughly a week after ...

I Know That Meatball: Two Issues That Matter More Than Horsemeat

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Kathy Stevens

IKEA announced this week that it would recall meatballs and sausages from its stores across Europe amid concerns that they might contain horsemeat. In doing so, IKEA became the latest retail giant involved in a scandal so complex that it reads like a political crime thriller. Only it's real.

Officials Closer To Discovering Horse Meat Source

AP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

WARSAW, Poland — One of Poland's top veterinarians said Thursday that traces of horse-meat DNA have been found in beef samples taken from three ...

Report: Hamburger Sales Plummet In UK After Horse Meat Controversy

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

Sales of frozen hamburgers from major retailers in the United Kingdom plummeted after the horse meat scandal that has deeply shaken public confidence ...

Ikea Pulls Sausages As Horse Meat Nightmare Continues

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

STOCKHOLM — After withdrawing meatballs from stores across Europe, home furnishings company Ikea said Wednesday its own tests confirmed "a few i...

Why Horsemeat Is Delicious and Disgusting

Melanie Joy, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Joy, Ph.D.

As long as we remain unaware of carnism, the system that guides our food choices like an invisible hand, we will see eating (certain) animals as a given, rather than a choice.

DONKEY Found In 'Beef' Burgers, Sausages

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

JOHANNESBURG — Worried about horse meat in your beef? Try water buffalo, donkey and goat. South African food scientists said they have found al...

Meet The Company Profiting Off The Horse Meat Scandal

Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

At least one business is happy about the horse meat scandal. Workers at Elisa Technologies, based in Gainesville, Fla., say they’ve received near...

Time For Scare Tactics!

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for ...


AP | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish authorities say they will report a butcher in central Denmark to police for selling horse meat labeled as beef to l...

Horsemeat Scandal Spreads

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

BUCHAREST, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Horsemeat labelled as beef has been found in Romania in products set to be sold locally, an agriculture ministry offic...

Major Company Caught Up In Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business

* Products withdrawn from sale in Italy and Spain * Nestle latest company affected in spreading scandal ...

Consumers Freaking Out Over Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business

* Concerns over horse sold as beef spread across Europe * Research company says shoppers changing habits or diet * Two t...

9 Countries That Actually Love Horsemeat

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business

The horsemeat scandal currently plaguing Europe has made even the most adventurous eaters a bit squeamish. But when you think about it, is horseme...

Chef: Horsemeat Is 'Delicious, Like Rich Beef'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

According to one French chef, horsemeat isn’t disgusting, nay merely tolerable. It’s “delicious.” Amid the scandal currently rocking Europe...

Food Safety Scandals That Rocked The World

Posted 02.15.2013 | Business

The current horsemeat scandal in Europe has gone from news that traces of horsemeat were found in burgers in Ireland to a recall of 10 million burgers...

Companies Accused Of Selling Horsemeat Fight Back

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

LONDON -- The European Union agreed Friday to begin random DNA checks on meat products in a bid to put a lid on a spreading scandal over horsemeat, wh...

Three ARRESTED Over Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Sybille de La Hamaide | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

The European Union has agreed the immediate launch of tests for horse DNA in meat products, seeking to reassure nervous consumers that their food is s...

Walmart Tied To Horsemeat Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc's British supermarket arm, Asda, said on Thursday it had discovered horse DNA in its beef bolognese ...

WATCH: Investigation Reveals U.S. Horses Possibly Sold For Meat In Shocking Auctions

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

California's Proposition 6, passed in 1998, criminalizes the slaughter of horses and the sale of horsemeat for human consumption within the state. It ...