Tagged: meat

Is synthetic meat ethical? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 30, 2017

I am deeply ashamed of it now – but at the time it seemed like an experience I couldn’t afford to miss. It was so exotic – and I was travelling. Twenty years ago I ate at a restaurant in Johannesburg, the Republic of South Africa,  which specialised in meat dishes – from game animals. It was a real feast. Stews of … Read More

Cats are evil, dogs are perfect, but they both have environmental impact - Pointing At Science

Steve Pointing Aug 11, 2017

Cats are evil, I have always known this – don’t ask how but I just do1, and now science is proving me right.  Sadly dogs, which everyone knows are humans best friend and the most perfect animal on Earth, are also to blame for the latest environmental impact described in a cool new publication by Gregory Okin2 at UCLA.  … Read More

Inside the asylum: food safety edition - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jun 26, 2017

Versions of cost-benefit that tally up all of the savings to a public health system from banning people doing things they like, and ignore the costs incurred by people banned from doing things they like, lead to this: We reveal today that new Ministry of Primary Industry guidelines for food outlets require your hamburger to be cooked to fried … Read More

Is a vegetarian diet really more environmentally friendly than eating meat? - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 30, 2017

By Wayne Martindale, Sheffield Hallam University Beef from Brazil, avocados from Mexico, lamb from New Zealand, wines from South Africa and green beans from Kenya – food shopping lists have a distinctly international flavour. And with many questioning the sustainability of importing so much food from so far away, we are beginning to ask if switching to a … Read More

About those meat and cancer stories - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 28, 2015

Many media reports are reporting it incorrectly or confusingly. For example, in New Zealand’s TV3 News starts out1 World Health Organisation (WHO) experts have put processed meat in the same cancer-causing category as cigarettes … … it has ranked processed meat in the highest cancer risk category, alongside asbestos and even smoking. Sorry, but … Read More

Jamie Oliver Peddling Chemophobia - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 12, 2012

Jamie Oliver has done some great work in promoting healthy eating, however his recent attack on the “pink slime” used in some meat products in the USA reeks of scientific illiteracy and self promotion. Prior to 1991, the various trimmings left over once a cow had been butchered were typically used to make dog food. However, an enterprising American company, … Read More