December 12, 1990 |
Meat lovers who eat beef, pork or lamb every day are more than twice as likely to get colon cancer as those who shun red meat, and switching to fish and chicken reduces the risk, according to a major new study. Experts have long suspected that the fat in red meat contributes to heart disease and cancer. But proving the cancer link has been difficult, in part because there have been few large, carefully controlled studies of the question.
June 1, 1989 |
I have recently sensed an interesting conflict in people's attitudes toward red meat. Some proudly boast that they never eat meat anymore. Others defiantly proclaim they will never give it up. And those in the middle struggle to do without, but sometimes succumb to the seduction of a big, juicy burger or a tender filet. Should you give up red meat? The answer may be different for men and women. If you are a woman in childbearing years, consider carefully before deciding to go cold turkey.
August 20, 1987 |
The long-suffering beef industry is bullish about a recent survey that detected a positive shift in consumer attitudes toward red meat. The turnaround is being attributed to a $30-million advertising campaign launched earlier this year by a coalition of livestock trade associations. The ads feature actors James Garner and Cybill Shepherd emphasizing the theme, "Beef. Real Food for Real People."
March 25, 1988 |
There are restaurants with crests, vast dark dining rooms decked out with stained glass, red leather booths and a 20-year collection of mirrored plaques that advertise obscure brands of liquor, masculine dining rooms that might be in the Rotary neighborhoods of Downey or Dallas or Des Moines. These restaurants, proud heraldists of the American surf 'n' turf aristocracy, have late-model Cadillacs in their parking lots and intimate nooks in their smoky, dimly lit bars.
February 18, 1993 |
It was about noontime last week when Janice Weglarz of Port Hueneme first heard the familiar, gentle rumbling. No use looking up--the child-care program specialist knew it had nothing to do with the weather. It was the same sound emanating from behind desks, in homes, in schools and out in fields throughout the county. Lunchtime. Stomachs gonging 12. Time to get something like, well, hey buddy, how about we go grab us a burger?
February 9, 2001 |
The California roots-country flavor of Red Meat's music recalls the style of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, or even the sounds of the Maddox Brothers and Sister Rose. But this brand of West Coast honky-tonk emanates not from those artists' respective hometowns of Bakersfield or Modesto, but from an unlikely place: San Francisco.
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August 26, 1992 |
One of the most grating noises of the current presidential campaign is the sound of the Democratic chorus whining about unfair Republican attacks. Republicans are mean. Conservatives are insensitive. They are taking the low road on the character issue. They are dividing the country. The only thing President Bush is good at is fear-mongering, especially about higher taxes if Bill Clinton is elected. Journalists have jumped on this bandwagon, too.
July 16, 1989 |
Jo Ann Smith is a beef person. She grew up on it and remains a great fan of the standing rib roast. She was the first woman ever to head the National Cattlemen's Assn. She is a fifth-generation cattle raiser. Now she regulates the industry she once promoted. But she rejects the idea that as assistant secretary of agriculture for marketing and inspection services, she might someday have to choose between her loyalties to beef and her responsibilities to government.
February 25, 1995 |
After declining for years amid concerns about fat and cholesterol, beef's popularity has rebounded. And premium steakhouses are one of the biggest beneficiaries. Per capita consumption of beef in 1994 rose by an estimated 1.3 pounds--the first increase in nearly a decade--according to the National Cattlemen's Assn. in Denver.