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Preview for The Goode Family.
The show is set to premiere on ABC mid-season Wednesday, May 27, 2009 in the 9pm hour with back-to-back episodes.
A new animated series from Mike Judge, creator of "Office Space","Beavis and Butthead"and"King of the Hill." "The Goode Family" is obsessed with doing the "right" thing, whether it's environmentally, politically or socially. Unfortunately their efforts often have unintended comic consequences.
**Sounds like a clean show[pun intended] What do you think?Preview for The Goode Family. The show is set to premiere on ABC mid-season... more
Why should the beef you eat be grass-fed?
As omnivores, we’re left to fend for ourselves at the local grocery with little knowledge on how cheaply processed foods are assembled or how they’re responsible for the health and even greater economic problems we endure.
In the meat section, you’ve likely been exposed to beef marked as grass fed but you may not know the reasons why we should buy it or how it’s better for us.
Cattle farmer Dan Gibson of Grazin’ Angus Acres:
When you finish just with grass and not those three months on grain laced with antibiotics and hormones, you get a 10-fold increase in beta-carotene, you get a 60% plus increase in omega 3, you get the same benefit of eating wild salmon as you do, not farm raised salmon, but wild salmon.
No antibiotics, no hormones, and no grain. Seems like no brainer!
For our more on sustainable agriculture check out the following links and click here for our full interview with Dan Gibson.
Word of the day: Permaculture
Do you know where your breakfast comes from? (Brooklyn Farmer)
Anna Lappe, Author and Food Activist
The Anti-Commodity Dairy Farmer, Dr. Samuel Simon
Photo by jon-e.Why should the beef you eat be grass-fed? As omnivores, we’re left to fend... more
re: McDonald's: What am I made of?
Not Big Macs, that's for sure.
Want to help the environment but not sure how? Steve's Ways to Save Energy suggests effective means to reduce your carbon footprint.
Seriously cutting down on your meat intake would reduce your carbon and water footprints;
beef more so than chicken, but cutting all meat out would be of enormous benefit to the world.re: McDonald's: What am I made of? Not Big Macs, that's for sure.... more
A new study reckons that eating red meat increases your chances of dying of cancer or heart disease, nothing new there then. My problem with this article is the ridiculous headline! What can they mean by all kinds of death?! Are you more likely to get run over by a bus if you eat red meat huh? Stupid.A new study reckons that eating red meat increases your chances of dying of cancer or... more
And they didn't even have to show you the slaughter houses...
by the way, "100% USDA Inspected Beef" does not mean anything, other than that it contains no kangaroo;
they FAIL to mention what GRADE beef it is. (you can rest assured it's not GRADE A)
also, at a time when vegetarianism should be encouraged, it's disappointing to know that Al Gore's very own Current TV is pandering to one of the biggest players in the beef industry (which accounts for 18% of all greenhouse gases)
"I'm lovin' it" all the way to the grave.And they didn't even have to show you the slaughter houses... by the way,... more
Most of us are predators.
But often most of us forget it.
Most of us act as we were animalists, but at the end of the day, most of us appreciate hot meat....
And to feel better (and due to your society structure) most of us delegate somebody else to kill and prepare the preys for the banquet.Most of us are predators. But often most of us forget it. Most of us act as we were... more
A Spanish woman has died from mad cow disease in the northern city of Santander. She died in January but the Spanish Ministry of Health released their statement on Friday. The Ministry also added there is no danger in eating Spanish meat.A Spanish woman has died from mad cow disease in the northern city of Santander. She... more
The Australian government has launched a $27m research project into Methane-emitting cows and sheep in an effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.
Livestock are the third largest source of carbon emissions in Australia, with a beef cow grazing in northern Australia believed to produce 1500 kilograms of carbon per year.
This is why I no longer eat beef (even though I love it), it is such a wasteful meat, the energy required to produce it and the distances it travels are idiotic.The Australian government has launched a $27m research project into Methane-emitting... more
Hundreds of thousands of America's dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers because milk prices have dropped so low that farmers can no longer afford to feed the animals.
Dairy farmers say they have little choice but to sell part of their herds for slaughter because they face a perfect storm of destructive economic forces. At home, feed prices are rising and cash-strapped consumers are eating out less often. Abroad, the global recession has cut into demand for butter and cheese exported from the U.S.
Prices for milk now are...
Read the Rest at Link...Hundreds of thousands of America's dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers... more
In 2008, fully one-third of new food or drink products introduced in the United States carried the claim "natural." Even Pizza Hut, not at the top of most people's lists of environmentally sensitive organizations, has announced that it will roll out an all-natural menu. With all this corporate naturalness in the air, it's good to see that the lexicographers at United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have finally decided to define "natural" for livestock and meat.In 2008, fully one-third of new food or drink products introduced in the United States... more
Police have arrested a man they say arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and several cases of meat.Police have arrested a man they say arranging to sell his 14-year-old daughter into... more
This past April, scientists from around the world met in Norway at the first international In Vitro Meat Symposium to discuss the potential for mass-producing lab-grown meat. According to a new economic analysis unveiled at the event, researchers project that, within a few years, meat could be grown in giant bioreactors for about $5,500 a ton if technological developments continue. At about $3.50 per pound, that's less than what most consumers now pay for hamburger.
To speed up the process, PETA is offering a $1 million prize to whoever successfully manufactures and markets the first in-vitro chicken-meat product. Likewise, LA Times vegetarian columnist Patt Morrison cheers "Franken-Meat" creators on for ethical and environmental reasons. "Fewer (animals killed)-fewer greenhouse gases, more available water, more forest, more open space, more available land. I like that recipe," she says. "And McDonald's can change all those signs to read 'Billions SAVED.'"
As well as being better for animals, researchers claim cultured meat would be healthier because the nutritional content could be controlled and customized. "Meat weighs heavy with unhealthy baggage," says Michael Greger, MD, Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture for The Humane Society of the United States' (HSUS') Farm Animal Welfare department.This past April, scientists from around the world met in Norway at the first... more
Can someone also tell me how we, as a nation, have made beef the masculine meat of choice? Whenever I tell someone that I don't eat red meat, they inevitably make a joke about how this somehow makes me less of a man... It's the best subliminal marketing campaign of all time... What is less masculine about getting protein from other meats or from other sources?
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By Kathy Freston, Huffington Post.
When I tell people that I'm a vegan, the most popular question, by far, inevitably follows: "But, how do you get enough protein?"
There it is again, I think, the meat industry's most potent weapon against vegetarianism -- the protein myth. And it is just that -- a myth.
In fact, humans need only 10 percent of the calories we consume to be from protein. Athletes and pregnant women need a little more, but if you're eating enough calories from a varied plant based diet, it's close to impossible to not to get enough.
The way Americans obsess about protein, you'd think protein deficiency was the number one health problem in America. Of course it's not -- it's not even on the list of the ailments that doctors are worried about in America or any other countries where basic caloric needs are being met.
What is on the list? Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity -- diseases of affluence. Diseases linked to eating animal products. According to the American Dietetic Association, which looked at all of the science on vegetarian diets and found not just that they're healthy, but that they "provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."
They continue: "Well-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence ... Vegetarians have been reported to have lower body mass indices than nonvegetarians, as well as lower rates of death from ischemic heart disease; vegetarians also show lower blood cholesterol levels; lower blood pressure; and lower rates of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and prostate and colon cancer."
(Click link to complete the article)Can someone also tell me how we, as a nation, have made beef the masculine meat of... more
Behind America’s dollar hamburgers and 72-ounce sodas is a key ingredient that quietly fuels our fast-food nation: corn. In King Corn, recent college graduates Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis leave the east coast for rural Iowa, where they decide to grow an acre of the nation’s most powerful crop.
"The apple juices and the grape juices that are canned and they say 'sweetened,' that’s going to be a high-fructose corn syrup. And then you look down the meats — beefs, porks, chickens. You feed them corn and that gets turned into their biomass that we consume."Behind America’s dollar hamburgers and 72-ounce sodas is a key ingredient that... more
COWS, sheep and goats may seem like innocent victims of humanity's appetite for meat, but when it comes to climate change they have a dark secret. Forget cars, planes or even power stations, some of the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters wander idly across rolling pastures chewing the cud, oblivious to the fact that their continuous belching (and to a lesser degree, farting) is warming the planet.
Take New Zealand, where 34.2 million sheep, 9.7 million cattle, 1.4 million deer and 155,000 goats emit 48 per cent of the country's greenhouse gases in the form of methane and nitrous oxide. Worldwide, livestock burps are responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions - more than produced from all forms of transport combined. Methane accounts for the bulk of ruminant green house gas emissions, one tonne of the gas has 25 times the global warming potential of the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide.COWS, sheep and goats may seem like innocent victims of humanity's appetite for... more
Test-tube meat is also known as in vitro meat, cultured meat, victimless meat, vat-grown meat, hydroponic meat, and, finally, shmeat.
Earlier this year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced that it will offer a $1 million X Prize for the creation of affordable, humane, and "commercially viable" test-tube meat by 2012. This announcement, not at all surprisingly, piqued public curiosity (for starters, why is PETA endorsing anything with the word "meat" in it?).
Are you down with test tube meat? Or does it have to "moo" or "oink" to get your thumbs up? Is this a brave new world, or a scary nightmare?Test-tube meat is also known as in vitro meat, cultured meat, victimless meat,... more
Saving the planet may put some small family businesses out of business if this $175 per cow gas tax is imposed. What is it worth?
If this passes humans may be next to be taxed for the same reasons. Law enforcement may pass on this one as the evidence may be hard to collect, not to mention the containment issues they would face!Saving the planet may put some small family businesses out of business if this $175... more
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) are recalling Irish Pork and Bacon after they found that the meat from the number of farms has up to 200 times more dioxins than their safety limit, it could also affect the UK.
According to the FSAI website: "Dioxins are environmental contaminants that may be formed during combustion processes and may be present in industrial wastes. It is illegal for dioxins at certain levels to be in food products."
The Irish Government said in a "This recall involves retailers, the hospitality sector and the Irish pig processing sector. Preliminary evidence indicates that the contamination problem is likely to have started in September 2008."
There's more at http://www.fsai.ieFood Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) are recalling Irish Pork and Bacon after they... more