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August 7, 2013
Vegetarians should remain vegetarian. That’s even better for the environment.
Dr. Mark Post, the creator of a test-tube hamburger • Emphasizing that the goal of his creation is not to let vegetarians eat real meat but to “let beef eaters eat beef in an environmentally friendly and ethical way.” The burger Post created cost $325,000 to make, but holds a lot of long-term potential for the environment, as it would cut down on the costs that go into creating meat—from energy usage to land to water. The burger, by the way, got good reviews from those who tasted it, though the meat was lacking fat.
22:49 // 8 months ago
February 10, 2013
We are only at the beginning of our legal process. Comigel will end up in a lot of legal processes going forward, I imagine. Comigel is the villain.
Findus Nordic CEO Jari Latvanen • Discussing, with CNN, his company’s frustration with Comigel, which it blames for the horsemeat that found its way into Findus products—most notably, its lasagna. Findus, a Swedish company, has been under intense pressure since the news broke that its “100% beef” products were a little less than 100 percent beef, but numerous other companies have been affected by the scandal, leading to recalls in numerous European countries, including the UK and France. Comigel, meanwhile, blames a sub-supplier for the incident. This could be a rough one going forward, as the scandal has only grown since initial reports last month. source
21:00 // 1 year ago
January 17, 2013
Hey readers in Britain and Ireland: If you bought your burgers from Tesco, there’s a chance they might include horse meat. Holy cow. (photo by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Hey readers in Britain and Ireland: If you bought your burgers from Tesco, there’s a chance they might include horse meat. Holy cow. (photo by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

8:30 // 1 year ago
March 27, 2012

State governors plan to show support for “pink slime” beef

  • 3 U.S. governors to tour remaining “pink slime” beef production site source

» Just fine with “slime”: The above Governors (Rick Perry of Texas, Sam Brownback of Kansas, and Terry Branstad of Iowa) will be joined by Lieutenant Governors Rick Sheehy and Matt Michels, of Nebraska and South Dakota, respectively. These gubernatorial superfriends plan to tour a Beef Products Inc. plant, the last still producing the now-controversial “pink slime” beef, which is treated with ammonium hydroxide gas as a means of killing bacteria. Gov. Branstad is leading this charge, claiming that recent public outcry over the meat is unfair, and merits pushback: “They’re been a victim of a smear campaign, and I think we need to do all we can to try to counter this.”

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21:38 // 2 years ago
June 20, 2011

Every once in a while, we catch wind of a story so self-evidently absurd that it completely immunizes itself to satire. While we’d love to make a joke about the fact that scientists have now found a way to turn human feces into meat, there’s really no point. It’d be like doing an impression of Charlie Sheen and expecting it to be funnier than just watching an interview of Charlie Sheen. We will, however, note that the synthetic meat, which they tastefully refer to as a “turdburger,” is lower in fat than real beef. [hat-tip: io9] source

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22:38 // 2 years ago
April 16, 2011
Scary report: Many meats have high levels of drug-resistant bacteria: The Translational Genomics Research Institute notes that while the meat is safe to eat, consumers should take care in handling and cooking it. Still though, yikes. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Scary report: Many meats have high levels of drug-resistant bacteria: The Translational Genomics Research Institute notes that while the meat is safe to eat, consumers should take care in handling and cooking it. Still though, yikes. source

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11:34 // 3 years ago
December 5, 2010
Too rich: Peanut butter, chocolate & bacon’s unholy union
Etsy was designed to combine these three things. Oh, and to convince people that their homespun hobbies deserve financial backing. source
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Etsy was designed to combine these three things. Oh, and to convince people that their homespun hobbies deserve financial backing. source

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13:01 // 3 years ago