DailyDirt: Making Murderless Meat
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The food industry has a growing number of problems, ranging from food labeling to determining what ingredients are actually considered safe to eat. One of the oldest issues people have brought up about food is whether or not to eat meat. It's a serious question, but the answers aren't so easy for the multi-billion dollar meat industry. Someday, meat producers may need to change their ways, and here are just a few dramatic suggestions.
- PETA president Ingrid Newkirk asserts that there's no such thing as
a free lunchhumane meat. This is obviously an extreme position (or an exercise in semantics), but there should be other ways of raising "humane meat" without resorting to eating only roadkill, right? [url]
- Animal 57 is an urban legend that commercial fast food meat is grown in tanks of water. However, the concept of lab-grown meat might not be so far-fetched. [url]
- The "Blind Chicken Solution" proposes that farmers raise congenitally-blind chickens as a more humane food source (assuming that blind chickens are actually less traumatized than sighted chickens when raised in crowded conditions). The "Headless Chicken Solution" goes the extra step of creating a Matrix-style farm of brainless birds that feel no pain whatsoever. As long as these chickens never realize that "there is no spoon" -- then we'll presumably be okay with this. [url]