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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘meat’

Mexican World Cup Players Banned From Beef, Chemical In Meat Could Trigger Drug Tests

Mexican world cup players were recently banned from eating beef. Why? As it turns out, red meat has a lot to do with doping. Mexico’s world cup coach Miguel Herrera says that he has banned his players from eating red meat until the World Cup is over. The team is being cautious ever since some players tested positive for clenbuterol …

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Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China

Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat at some of its stores in China. Donkey meat may not appeal to some Western palates, but in China they eat donkey. Tests revealed that donkey meat which was sold to Chinese consumers contained DNA of other animals. Wal-Mart’s China CEO, Greg Foran said, “We are deeply sorry for this whole affair. It is a deep …

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Almost All Chicken Breasts Shown to Contain Harmful Bacteria

Chicken is one of the most widely eaten meats in the U.S. and around the world, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. Consumer Reports this week revealed the results of its recent tests of meat and poultry, showing that nearly all of the U.S. chicken breasts it tested were contaminated with some sort of harmful bacteria. …

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FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

The practice of using antibiotics in farm animals has been debated for decades now. Farms will often put antimicrobials into the feed or water of animals bound for the dinner table to enable faster growth using less feed. Critics have argued that these antibiotics could have a dangerous effect on humans who eat the animals, and the U.S. government is …

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3D Printed Meat May Be The Future Of Food

One of the most exciting movements in 3D printing these days is the idea that we can create human tissue. In an equally amazing innovation, the same technology can be applied to animal tissue. As such, some researchers are now looking into how we may be able to artificially grow beef and other meats to prevent animal overpopulation. In a …

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Oscar Mayer Bacon Dogs Now A Reality

The “105-year-old bacon lady” is going to love this. Oscar Mayer revealed over the weekend that it is now making “Bacon Dogs”. These are hot dogs made partially with bacon. To be exact, they’re made with turkey, chicken, pork and bacon, but they’re called bacon dogs, so hopefully they live up to their name. Given that bacon is possibly the …

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$325,000 Burger Is The Future Of Meat Production

Would you pay $325,000 for a burger? Probably not. It’s hard to get anybody to pay more than a dollar for a burger these days, but one researcher hopes that its $325,000 burger will one day be cheap enough for the mass market. The New York Times has a fascinating report on Dr. Post, a researcher that is attempting to …

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Lion Tacos Pulled After Restaurant Generates Controversy

There was a time when you could go into a restaurant in Tampa and get yourself some lion meat tacos. Those days are now behind us. Taco Fusion has reportedly pulled lion from the menu after causing a media stir. “There’s nothing like eating a predator to make you feel like a predator,” said one patron in the above Fox …

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‘105-Year-Old Bacon Woman’ The Latest Oscar Mayer ‘Old People And Meat’ Campaign

A 105-year-old woman who loves bacon has gone viral. Pearl Cantrell, apparently eats bacon for every meal, and even tries to convince her family and friends to eat more. Naturally, Oscar Mayer saw an opportunity to use her as something of a mascot for its bacon products, and gave her a ride in the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. From WIVB.com: “We’ve …

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Here’s A Meat-And-Olive Ndamukong Suh (And A BBQ Chicken Jarvis Jones)

You know those Subway commercials with all the athletes? Did you know that when you’re one of Subway’s athletes, you get a sandwich bust in your likeness? Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is the latest to enter into this tradition. Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh shares this, along with a memory of his old bust, on Facebook, saying, “Welcome to the …

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Sausage Recalled by Smithfield Packing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that the Smithfield Packing Company is recalling around 38,000 pounds of pork sausage. In a statement, the FSIS said that the meat could contain “small pieces of plastic,” which “likely” come from gloves. The recalled products are one-pound “chubs” of Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll that have …

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Horse Meat in School Meals Found in the U.K.

The U.K.‘s Food Standards Agency (FSA) today revealed that horse meat was found during the DNA testing of beef products. The beef products tested would have been found in school and restaurant meals. The DNA testing, so far, covers 2,501 samples. Of these, 29 of the samples were found to be positive for presence of horse DNA at or above …

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