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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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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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According Animals Dignity

According Animals Dignity | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
There’s ample evidence of a whole new respect for the feelings of the furry and the finned.
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A New Way of Living....

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Did Rolling Stone article slander American ag?

Did Rolling Stone article slander American ag? | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Belly of the Beast is a veganistic tome painfully short on reality and scant on facts.
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A fierce response from the industry to the Rolling Stone piece (thanks to Prof. Joe Regenstein for the pointer).  How is the average voter/eater to know what to believe? 

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Speciesism: The Movie

Speciesism: The Movie is a new kind of documentary. It takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure across the country, to expose the biggest…
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was liking this trailer until the guy in the Nazi uniform showed up at the end.  Have not seen the whole thing yet but worry about overzealous equations of factory farming with the Holocaust.

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Sugar protections prove easy to swallow for lawmakers across political spectrum

Sugar protections prove easy to swallow for lawmakers across political spectrum | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
As contentious farm-bill negotiations continue, this industry’s decades-old safety net still has bipartisan support.
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Obama's 5 biggest sellouts to the meat industry

Obama's 5 biggest sellouts to the meat industry | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Back in 2008, candidate Obama vowed he would stand up to Big Meat. How's that working out?
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Why Won't McDonald's Really Lead?

Why Won't McDonald's Really Lead? | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The company thinks its customers are afraid of change, and it may be right; but it’s in a bind.
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Is the 'Communion burger' in poor taste?

Is the 'Communion burger' in poor taste? | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-editor



(CNN) Mmm -- sacralicious?

A Chicago restaurant is pushing the boundaries of poor taste with its October Burger of the Month.
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On the ethics of eating in an extended sense.

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TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing

TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
TED aligns with Monsanto, halting any talks about GMOs, 'food as medicine' or natural healing (There could be other reasons that TED chooses not to have talks about alternative medicine and GMO, OR, the reason could be the more obvious one.) would like to hear Bittman's view on this.
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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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Current Worldwide Annual Meat Consumption per capita

Current Worldwide Annual Meat Consumption per capita | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
This map shows current worldwide annual Meat Consumption per capita. World average meat consumption: 41.90 kg per person per year
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Roaches Found at California Chicken Plant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture shut down a Central California chicken plant after federal inspectors found it infested with cockroaches.
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Walmart Finds Something Disturbing In Its Donkey Meat

Walmart Finds Something Disturbing In Its Donkey Meat | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, has recalled donkey meat sold at some outlets in China after tests showed the product contained the DNA of other animals, the U.S.
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sounds  like an Onion headline, but  it's not.

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Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone

Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Rolling Stone takes you inside the dark underbelly of factory farming in the meat industry
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More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk

More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The research was met with a mixed reaction, as there is disagreement among scientists about whether omega-6 fatty acids are harmful.
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12 Fish You Should Never, Ever Eat

12 Fish You Should Never, Ever Eat | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Our oceans have become so depleted and so polluted that trying to figure out what fish to eat can make your head spin. Food and Water Watch looked at all the varieties--here are 12 fish they determined that all of us should avoid, no matter what.
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Look Inside a Chicken Nugget

Look Inside a Chicken Nugget | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Doctors at the University of Mississippi dissected two chicken nuggets, looked at them under a microscope, and were "astounded."
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Jackie Sue Griffin's curator insight, October 22, 2013 12:41 PM

Inside Scoop - A Closer Look at a Chicken Nugget

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On Eating Roadkill, the Most Ethical Meat - Modern Farmer

On Eating Roadkill, the Most Ethical Meat - Modern Farmer | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
The ins and outs of eating and cooking roadkill -- legally.
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most relevant for cold climates, presumably

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The Chicken Industry Loves Federal Handouts

The Chicken Industry Loves Federal Handouts | Ethics of eating | Scoop.it
Why would the government do this? In their announcement, the feds were pretty clear: "for surplus removal." In other words, since the poultry meat industry produced more chickens than it could sell, the government will step in and provide a cushy...
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