Archive for the ‘meat’ Category

Labor Day Weekend: REAL Men Grill Meat

September 1, 2013

Labor Day Weekend: REAL Men Grill Meat

This is Labor Day Weekend, ceremonial End of Summer in the USA. During this three-day holiday adult American men are obliged to offer up sacrifices to their gods, incinerating animal flesh outdoors behind their homes. Families and neighbors consume the charred remains, washing them down with copious libations of fermented grain or carbonated sugar-water.

This custom is said to bridge cultural differences and promote family and community cohesion, but the ceremony has a grave, unstated purpose. If American men do not burn meat for them on Labor Day, the angry gods will not end summer, preventing the start of the new pro football season.

More:

“Football: America’s national religion,” Chad Gibbs, Washington Post  blog.

“The Foodspin Cookout Reader,” Albert Burneko, Foodspin

“NFL Labor Day Cookout: Which Food Is Your Favorite Player Bringing?” Bailey Brautigan, Bleacher Report.

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Note: Canadian men sacrifice meat on “Labour Day,” which has something to do with their Ice Hockey cult. Or with Curling, maybe. Whatever that is.

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Burger Time: Test-Tube Taste Test

August 7, 2013

More:

“Here’s how the world’s first synthetic meat tastes,” Lindsay Abrams, Salon

“Test-Tube Burger: Lab-Cultured Meat Passes Taste Test (Sort of),” Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Scientific American

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Lab-Grown Burger

August 1, 2013

Lab-Grown Burger

A 5-ounce hamburger will be served up in London next week at a cost of nearly $400,000. Fries cost extra.

The precious patty of burger meat will be “in-vitro” beef, laboratory- grown from a cow’s stem cells. “Right now, we are using 70 percent of all our agricultural capacity to grow meat through livestock,” says meat manufacturer Dr. Mark Post of Holland’s Maastricht University. “You are going to need alternatives. If we don’t do anything, meat will become a luxury food and will become very expensive.”

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The Other Red Meat

July 31, 2013

The Other Read Meat

A Washington Post article erroneously stated that 70% of the red meat eaten worldwide is goat meat.

What the authors meant to say: 70% of the world’s goat meat is bones.

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The 4th of July. Hot Dog!

July 4, 2013

The 4th of July. Hot Dog!
Many Americans will celebrate this Independence Day by ingesting a batter-like poultry product (made by forcing bones and attached edible tissue through a sieve under high pressure) blended with a slurry of pork and/or beef meat taken off the bone by advanced meat recovery machinery (AMM) and mixed with potassium lactate, sodium diacetate, sodium erythorbate, corn maltodextrin, sodium nitrate, and paprika extract, then forced into tubes.

These will be heated over glowing little pillows formed of carbonized sawdust and petroleum distillates and placed in enriched flour buns moistened by a paste of ground yellow mustard seeds mixed with acetic acid and turmeric, then garnished with cubes of chemically preserved cucumber dyed an improbable green with FD&C Yellow #5.

Yum!

Enjoy our National Food, and have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Read more:

“What’s in Your Wiener? Hot Dog Ingredients Explained,” Katherine Harmon, Scientific American

“Why Americans Are Eating Fewer Hot Dogs,” Paul Lukas, Bloomberg BusinessWeek

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Whoa, Nelly: Fresh Horsemeat.

July 3, 2013

Whoa, Nelly: Fresh Hosemeat.
The USDA is poised to allow a New Mexico slaughterhouse to butcher horses. The Administration doesn’t want to, but the horsemeat ban has expired, and an extension requires action by our do-nothing Congress. Goodbye, Old Paint.

More:

“Six-Year Ban on Horse Slaughter to End as U.S. Approves Plant,” Amanda J. Crawford and Alan Bjerga, Bloomberg News

“How to cook your horse: Equine recipes from around Europe,” Paul Ames, GlobalPost

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Breeding Burpless Bovines

June 23, 2013

Breeding Burpless Bovines

Methane and other greenhouse gasses are heating up the world’s atmosphere, fueling global warming. 18% of those gases come from the burps and farts of the billions of cows in the vast herds feeding the world’s growing appetite for meat. Face it, Earth’s human population isn’t going to go Vegan, and cow-mounted catalytic converters just don’t cut it. What’s to be done?

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Your Daily Dose of Bacon

June 16, 2013

Your Daily Dose of Bacon

What is it that makes bacon so irresistibly delicious? Maybe it’s the unsanitary slaughterhouses, inhumane swine-raising conditions, or the generous doses of tangy veterinary drugs. Yum.

“Drop that bacon!” Martha Rosenberg, Alternet via Salon

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Burnt Offerings

May 25, 2013

Burnt Offerings

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and patriotic citizens honor America’s fallen heroes by incinerating and ingesting meat outdoors. Other observances include mass motorcycle runs, parades of children and petstraffic jams, and ceremonial retail frenzy.

This weekend will fatten U.S. meat sales and heat up the economy. Citizens who do not eat meat grill veggies; religious Jews grill kosher meat. It might be said that burger burning, bargain-hunting Americans are celebrating the values our fallen heroes were defending, but only if gluttony and consumerism are mistaken for expressions of freedom.

Anyway, have a thoughtful weekend. Observe the traditional moment of silence on Monday at 3:00 PM. And try to avoid the traditional outbreak of Memorial Day motor accidentsboating mishapshouse fires, and food poisoning.

Related:

“National WWII Museum Poll Shows 80 percent of Americans Unfamiliar with Memorial Day’s Real Meaning” (Press Release).

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Ikea Meatballs — Now With Horsemeat!

February 26, 2013

Ikea Meatballs -- Now With Horsemeat!
Sweden-based Ikea has 332 stores in 38 countries. Primarily known for assemble-yourself furniture, the firm also sells food products. Swedish Meatballs (köttbullar) are pretty famous, and IKEA’s are too, now that some were discovered to contain horsemeat.

Ikea’s equine meatballs were made in Sweden but first detected in the Czech Republic. The firm has reined in sales in 21 European countries.

Related: New catalog!

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