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Weekender: Organic Food - Hyped or Health-Giving?

A new scientific review has made claims that organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with those grown in the now conventional method of intensive farming.
The review encompassed 343 previous peer-reviewed studies, assessing crop composition and foods, and the authors concluded that organic crops had higher...
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Texas Tick Makes Meat Eating Dangerous

Meat lovers living in the central and southern regions of the country might be opting for a vegetarian lifestyle if meat comes with an unwanted side of a life-threatening allergic reaction. The Texas tick inhabiting these regions is the primary reason for a dangerous allergic...
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Print Your Own Meat

If you can print your pet, why not print your meat?

It's hard to know exactly what's in some of the meat we eat, but if you could print your own, you'd no longer have to wonder. Astronauts will be...
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Why Eating Less Meat Will Help Climate Change

Meat consumption in the developed world needs to be cut by 50% per person by 2050 and for this to happen, industrial AND agricultural emissions need to be reduced by 50% if we are to meet this goal (it may be better for our health...
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Red Meat Kills

According to a long-range study that examined the eating habits and health of more than 100,000 adults for more than 20 years, eating red meat, of any amount and any type, increases the risk of premature death. If eaten daily, a 3-ounce serving of unprocessed red meat, no bigger than a deck of cards, was associated with a 13% greater chance of...
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There may be Superbugs in Our Pork

We already know we should avoid pork products from China, but home-grown pork from the grocery store may be dangerous in ANOTHER way--it may be contaminated with superbugs.

Retail pork products in...
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Poop Burgers

If you thought China had strange food, listen to this: Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces. It's being called the "poop burger." Japanese scientists have actually discovered a way to create...
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What Meat Eating Does

There's a theory that vegetarians are more peaceful, but new research shows it's actually meat eaters who are LESS aggressive. What about our images of a grunting or growling animal snarling at anyone who dares take their meat away from them--Wouldn’t that go for...
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Beef Slime

There are some dangerous things going on, deep down where no one can see them. They have to do with food too: Depending on your genes, you may not get supersized eating a fast food hamburger, and you won't get super sick either, because many of these restaurants are now battling E. coli bacteria and salmonella by injecting their ground beef...

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Pain Free Farms

Autistic animal researcher Temple Grandin works to find humane, non-frightening ways for animals, such as cattle, chickens and pigs, to be slaughtered. Along with the "hormone free," "cage free" and "antibiotic free" labels on meat that are now found in grocery stores, we may soon see a new one: "pain free."

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Meat Makeover

Everyone craves it (almost everyone, that is), but some people say it isn't all that good for you. But no matter how you feel about it, it's long overdue for a makeover.

Enriching meats with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids may help consumers to associate meat with a healthy lifestyle. One of the healthy things that meat contains is...

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Million Dollar Prize for Fake Meat!

Three years ago, we reported that astronauts may eventually create fake meat in space. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) thinks this is a wonderful idea, and is even offering a million dollar prize to the person who does a creditable job of it. Let's just hope they don't use vegetarians as judges!

PETA figures that this...

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Where's the Beef?

The US Department of Agriculture told US farmers to keep their cloned animals off the market at the same time that the Food and Drug Administration officials announced that food from cloned livestock is safe to eat. And huge amounts of beef have been recalled in California. What's going on?

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Like to Eat Meat? Read On?

A molecule that makes the immune system think our body has been invaded is absorbed into our bodies when we eat red meat and milk products. Despite this, we?ve been eating meat and rejecting fish every chance we?ve gotten since prehistoric days.

The molecular sugar called N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), which is found in non-human...

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Meat Eating More Healthy in Prehistoric Times

Wild meats eaten by ancient hunters contained healthier fats than modern farmed cattle, claims Lauren Cordain of Colorado State University. He and his colleagues have shown that meat from wild elk, deer and antelope contain more beneficial types of fat than meat from today?s grain-fed cattle.

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Grow Your Own Meat in a Lab

Scientists trying to create alternative food sources for astronauts believe we could grow meat on in a laboratory, without slaughtering fish or animals. Scientists at Touro College in New York have managed to make slices of fish grow bigger this way and believe it will be possible in the future to grow meat in industrial quantities from the...

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