We've been blaming consumers for their desire to eat lots of meat as an excuse for the unsafe and inhumane practices at CAFOs, which contribute to environmental degradation, our healthcare crisis and impact the safety of our food.
A deadly new influenza virus has managed to jump from pigs to people in a previously unseen mutated form that can readily spread among humans. How could this happen? There are several plausible explanations.
There must be a reason that, generally speaking, meat is served headless. I think all of us feel squeamish when confronted with the whole of an animal that looks much the same dead and cooked as it did alive and well.