April 29, 2002 |
Scientists at the University of Georgia report that they have cloned a calf from a piece of meat. En route to the supermarket, the side of fresh beef was sampled for cells from the kidney area, and the cells supplied genes from which a calf was cloned. It was born April 22 at the university in Athens. The cloners--biologist Steve Stice and colleagues at the university and at a biotechnology company, ProLinia Inc.--touted the value of cloning for the meat industry.
February 19, 1991
In the early 1800s, Napoleon's army was able to take advantage of a brand-new technology: canning. Since then, food for the troops has gotten steadily better. In the Persian Gulf, front-line solders can eat the next best thing to home cooking--military version. Generations of American soldiers knew them as C-rations: canned victuals that included such culinary delights as Spam, pork and beans and the beloved fruit cocktail. Today's U.S.
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January 30, 1986 |
A recent Navy investigation has concluded that butchers at Miramar Naval Air Station ground discolored and day-old meat into hamburger and sold it as fresh meat, but investigators found no contaminated or rotten meat or poultry being sold at the base commissary. Rep. Bill Nichols (D-Ala.
October 21, 2010
You don’t have to eat tainted meat to get sick; merely handling it can make you ill too. Butchers know this, but Lady Gaga wannabes may not. The singer’s meat bikini featured on the cover of Vogue and the raw meat dress (perhaps it’s skirt steak?) she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in September apparently have inspired some to make their own DIY meat costumes for Halloween. Don’t do it, warns the Give 'Em Health blog at the Hartford Courant. The blog post points out that coming in contact with raw meat and then touching your eyes or face could lead to infection or parasites.
October 14, 2012 |
The last time we saw Glenn (Steven Yeun), Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and the rest of the "Walking Dead" crew, they'd just barely escaped Hershel's farm with their lives and were holed up outside a massive prison complex. As we've all seen from the promotion leading up to the show's third season, the future for this group is behind bars. The highly anticipated season premiere is tonight on AMC, and we'll finally get to see what's been going on inside that prison.
March 27, 2012 |
The effects of the “pink slime” hullabaloo are being felt far and wide, withTyson Foods Inc., the largest protein-pusher in the country, saying that the controversy has affected demand for beef. The ground meat - known in the industry as lean finely textured beef - has been abandoned by several grocery chains and school cafeterias after a sudden groundswell of social media-fueled protests this month. On Tuesday, Fresh & Easy supermarkets said customers could swap ground beef - ammonia-treated or not - from other grocery companies for fresh meat from its own stores Wednesday.
March 28, 1989 |
Workers in supermarkets have been among the hardest hit by leveraged buyouts, mergers and corporate raids designed by financial manipulators who are concentrating more and more economic power in fewer and fewer hands. But there is yet another force that is almost inevitably going to take its toll on many supermarket workers. And it isn't a result of corporate greed.
December 15, 1987 |
Prison dramas are usually informed with a hyperextended sense of realism, its inmate characters condemned to life behind naturalistic bars. The action in "Short Eyes," for example, could happen. That's why these plays are so easy to make into movies. Whatever your stance on Rick Cluchey's "The Cage" at the Odyssey, one thing is beyond debate: This is one prison drama that will never be made into a movie.
April 4, 2010 |
The most memorable moments of "The Real World: D.C.," which comes to a close Wednesday night, have come courtesy of the emotionally stunted and brilliantly muscular Ty. His impassioned wrestling with Emily, his flipping of Andrew over a balcony wall: As "Real World" misbehavior goes, it's been moderately impressive. But it has made one thing clear: Ty is going to be one tough competitor on the challenges. Sometime around "The Real World: Key West," in 2006, "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" began to assert its primacy over the shows that spawned it. Dating to 1999, the year of the first challenge, which united former cast members of "The Real World" and "Road Rules," this MTV series was an early adopter of the now-common reality TV phenomenon of serializing its stars' narratives over several show arcs.
May 13, 1999 |
All call for vegans! You and like-minded organic vegetarian food enthusiasts can now dine at the new Real Food Daily in West Hollywood. The popular Santa Monica health food cafe has opened a second locale on La Cienega Boulevard, a stroll away from the Beverly Center. It's a virtuous restaurant all right, one that studiously avoids meat, dairy, unnecessary fats, occasionally wheat and always refined sugars, preservatives or dairy.