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Limiting Antibiotics in Animals

Limiting Antibiotics in Animals | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Louise M. Slaughter, a New York Democrat, responds to an online letter by the F.D.A.’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.
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Interesting to see a politician so focused on this issue.  Ominously, there are now "70,000 deaths a year due to anti-biotic resistant infections..."  And that doesn't yet involve the superbugs.

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An attempt to collect some of the better recent material related to food ethics in the popular press.
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The Enigma of Animal Suffering - NYTimes.com

The Enigma of Animal Suffering - NYTimes.com | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
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Can Fast Food Redeem Itself? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Can Fast Food Redeem Itself? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Can a new wave of fast food restaurants nurture healthier alternatives and sustainable practices, or is it all just buzzwords and aggressive marketing?
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New concept: "Alt-fast-food"

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Earthlings, Anarchists and Other Animals

Earthlings, Anarchists and Other Animals | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
My commitment to veganism was born in the fire of activism. But living so far from animal life, it’s become hard to stoke the flame.
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Zoo Animals and Their Discontents

Zoo Animals and Their Discontents | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Do donkeys get depressed? Are some aoudads anxious? And what can a zoo’s shrink do to help ease their minds?
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"A profusion of recent studies have shown animals to be far closer to us than we previously believed..."

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This facility is mass-producing chicken without antibiotics

This facility is mass-producing chicken without antibiotics | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
What if we could raise healthier and bigger chickens on a large scale without using tons of antibiotics? That's what farmers in the Netherlands are trying to do, reports Slate, using a...
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The worry, of course, is that when they get sick the farmers will still resist giving them the antibiotics.  But still, an interesting development.  Thanks to Colin McLear for the link.

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The Bodies That Guard Our Secrets

The Bodies That Guard Our Secrets | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
I went to a kosher slaughterhouse, for a lesson on anatomy and mortality.
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The Unhealthy Meat Market

The Unhealthy Meat Market | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
A handful of companies control what we put on the dinner table, raising concerns for the lives of humans and animals alike.
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The Fat Drug

The Fat Drug | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
How humankind unwittingly joined an experiment on antibiotics and weight gain.
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“Ag-Gag” Law Passes In Idaho, Stops Whistleblowers From Exposing Cruelty

“Ag-Gag” Law Passes In Idaho, Stops Whistleblowers From Exposing Cruelty | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Despite vocal outcry, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter of Idaho signed into law a bill that would make it illegal for journalists, activists and employees to footage animal abuse inside farms and slaughterhouse. The law was recently passed by the state’s Senate and House of Representatives.Lobbied heavily by...
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Food politics at its worst. 

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Is That Sausage Worth This?

Is That Sausage Worth This? | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Most sows live, give birth and then die in cages hardly bigger than their bodies. Now, that’s changing.
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not much new here, but comments section is sociologically interesting. 

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5 foods you shouldn't eat if you care about the environment

5 foods you shouldn't eat if you care about the environment | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
You've heard them all before, but it doesn't hurt to be reminded of why these foods are destructive to our planet.
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ack - how to avoid palm oil? 

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Cornell Small Farms Program | Serving small farmers in NY and the Northeast

Cornell Small Farms Program | Serving small farmers in NY and the Northeast | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
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McDonald's: It's Time For A Healthy, Meatless Option

McDonald's: It's Time For A Healthy, Meatless Option | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
My name is Kathy Freston. I'm an author of books like Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness, and some of you may...
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this one seems worth signing - even Burger King has a veggie burger!

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Man-made cow’s milk may soon be a reality

Man-made cow’s milk may soon be a reality | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
A start-up is using biotechnology to make animal-free milk that's almost identical to cow's milk.
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have your veganism and eat cheese too...

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Documentary attacks meat’s environmental impact

Documentary attacks meat’s environmental impact | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
A new documentary has been launched this month that claims to expose the meat industry’s environmental destruction and the lack of a challenge from green groups.
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As of July 30th, all of the comments on this story are in support of the film's message.  Surprising for a meat industry news outlet.  Looks like I am not the only non-industry observer here...

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Panda has a lesson for vegans

Panda has a lesson for vegans | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The panda is a warning for all against veganism, delegates to the World Meat Congress were told.
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"as result of not eating meat, the panda has poor sexual and maternal instincts..."

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An Inconvenient Truth About Our Food

An Inconvenient Truth About Our Food | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
A new film addresses what a former F.D.A. commissioner calls “one of the great public health epidemics of our time.”
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TODAY puts 'meatless' meat to the test: Does it taste like chicken? - Food - TODAY.com

TODAY puts 'meatless' meat to the test: Does it taste like chicken? - Food - TODAY.com | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Bill Gates and the founders of Twitter are betting millions that meat lovers will embrace a new plant-based product that mimics the taste...
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Disruptive development in the food industry.  Thanks to Matt Halteman for the link.

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Which Food Companies Do Pigs Hate Most? Read This List

Which Food Companies Do Pigs Hate Most? Read This List | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Gestation crates, metal enclosures that confine female breeding sows for most of their adult lives, are considered inhumane because the animals are unable to move around freely or even lie down on their sides. Many companies have announced plans to shift away from using meat that comes from supplier...
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Lots of companies slowly phasing out crates.  In some cases, VERY slowly.  But still.

 

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Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty

Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Alfalfa, grown for Asian cattle, is worsening California’s drought.
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something to ask Joe Regenstein about when he visits our class...

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Support Your Local Slaughterhouse

Support Your Local Slaughterhouse | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
If we want to eat local eggs, dairy and meat, good slaughter facilities must be available to all farmers.
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"But if we want to eat eggs, dairy and meat, we must come to terms with the need for good slaughter facilities available to all farmers."

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American Meat Plants Said to Face Shortages of Inspectors

American Meat Plants Said to Face Shortages of Inspectors | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The shortfalls, linked to slow hiring in a new Agriculture Department program, raise the possibility that contaminated products could reach consumers.
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U.N. promotes insects as low-fat, high-protein snack to feed the hungry 

U.N. promotes insects as low-fat, high-protein snack to feed the hungry  | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now.
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Would we even notice if the fried calamari was really fried caterpillar?

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Woman's Stomach Explodes Into Flames After Eating and Drinking Too Much - RYOT News

Woman's Stomach Explodes Into Flames After Eating and Drinking Too Much - RYOT News | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
After eating and drinking too much this Chinese New Year, a woman's stomach burst into flames.
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Hm, didn't think this was scientifically possible.  still not sure i think it is...

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Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Consumers are being sold drinks with banned flame-retardant additives, pork in beef, and fake cheese, laboratory tests show
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Would you care for a shot of vodka-flavored isopropanol with that brominated vegetable oil and meat emulsion?

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