Topic: meat

Why I’m Cutting Out Meat And Dairy (Again) In 2013

Why Iâm Cutting Out Meat And Dairy (Again) In 2013

One of my New Year’s resolutions (actually, the only resolution I’ve made so far) is to give up meat, dairy and eggs again in 2013. Like the times I’ve gone vegetarian or vegan in the past, my concern has little to do with animal welfare and everything to do with personal health. And this time I’m more convinced than ever that, for personal health, a meat-free and dairy-free diet is best. More »

Today’s Gross Health News: Hamburgers Could Soon Be Made Out Of Mealworms

Today's Gross Health News: Hamburgers Could Soon Be Made Out Of Mealworms

If you’ve been thinking about going vegetarian, this might just make the decision a bit easier: Researchers in the Netherlands have proposed that mealworms–you know, that gross wriggly beetle larvae–could be the next alternative to poultry, beef and pork. Meaning, hamburgers and other “meats” could be made out of worms–not cows, pigs or chickens. More »

Time To Reconsider Our Bacon Obsession, Y’all: Nearly 70% Of U.S. Pork Contaminated

Time To Reconsider Our Bacon Obsession, Y'all: Nearly 70% Of U.S. Pork Contaminated

If only this would make a dent in the ridiculously played out bacon trend that refuses to die: An Consumer Reports pork investigation found that this little piggy could make you seriously ill. Well over half of the pork chops and ground pork samples the group tested were contaminated with high levels of potentially harmful bacteria, including some that was resistant to antibiotics. More »

Cows Now Eat Gummi Worms; What This Means For Our Meat

Cows Now Eat Gummi Worms; What This Means For Our Meat

This morning, when I read that American cows are being fed such nutritious fare as gummi worms, cookies, Fruit Loops and ice cream sprinkles, I could barely pick my jaw up off the floor. Yes, you read that right: due to a corn shortage, farmers have resorted to feeding cattle whatever cheap food they can get their hands on. Apparently, sugar-laden options are the cattle diet du jour. More »

USDA Doesn’t Care That California Slaughterhouse Tortures Cows

USDA Doesn't Care That California Slaughterhouse Tortures Cows

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a California slaughterhouse that was shut down after a disturbing undercover video showed cows there being tortured and abused. The USDA has since cleared them to resume all operations, even though their “new” standards will not likely result in any changes to the treatment of these animals or the possible safety of the meat that ends up on your plate. More »

Oh, Good: Another Cargill Meat Recall Means You Could Be Eating Tainted Beef

Oh, Good: Another Cargill Meat Recall Means You Could Be Eating Tainted Beef

Another Monday, another meat recall that may impact the health of you and your family. Just yesterday, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef was being voluntarily recalled by manufacturer and distributor Cargill, because it might be tainted with Salmonella. Here’s what you need to know about this one. More »

Afternoon Links: There’s Poop In Your Chicken Meat

Afternoon Links: There's Poop In Your Chicken Meat

Kathy Freston reveals what’s really in your chicken meat (HuffPost Healthy Living)

• Got a sweet craving? Quash it with the perfect parfait (IntentBlog)

• Unsurprisingly, Snooki is not down with stretch marks. Here’s how to reduce them (The Stir)

• We love cold soup! Here are three cool gazpacho recipes for hot days (FitSugar)

Spanking isn’t the only way–here are some gentler alternatives (Your Tango)

• Nervous about chemicals in your skincare products? Here are some home remedies for every beauty problem (Divine Caroline)