February 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Laboratory grown meat has been in the works for several years inciting both harsh criticism and applause for its sci-fi futuresque strangeness. And now, the first actual edible in-vitro burger is going to be eaten, and fetching an impressive selling price of $330,000.
Read More:2012: The Year of the First Test Tube Hamburger (If You Have $330,000, That Is)
September 13th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Eating meat grown in labs rather than from the carcass of a once living cow, pig or chicken is inching closer to reality every day as scientists have agreed to some key positions concerning issues surrounding cultured meat production.
Read More:McLab Burgers Coming Soon? New Advances in Lab-Grown Meat Technology Say Yes
April 7th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
A Florida bill passed late last month making any photos obtained from illegal entry to a factory farm a misdemeanor crime. The proposed felony targeted trespassers, typically animal rights advocates capturing abusive and neglectful conditions, but the Florida Senate Committee downgraded the violation.
Read More:Secretive Factory Farms Push for Felony Penalties of Investigators
March 23rd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
McDonald’s, the world’s largest hamburger fast food chain serving more than 58 million customers daily, has recently announced its “Sustainable Land Management Commitment,” an effort they claim is designed to help them work more closely with suppliers to source the most sustainable options, whether agricultural raw materials or packaging.
Read More:McDonald’s Newest Menu Item? ‘Sustainabiliy Commitment’
January 18th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Sir Paul McCartney summed it up when he said that if “slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” Cultural norms have long justified inhumane conditions towards animals raised for food, to both suffer and die in. Animal rights organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Mercy for Animals have caught truly unbelievable “standard industry practices” and shocking cases of cruelty in undercover videos.
Read More:Not All Humane Animal Standards Created Equal