DailyDirt: Sketchy Meats For Sale

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A lot of vegetarians were likely inspired by The Jungle (the novel about the meat packing industry), but a lot has changed in the field of meat since the early 1900s. However, transparency about how animals are treated before they're served onto dinner plates could perhaps use a little more work. Here are just a few recent stories that are starting to gross out some meat-eating Americans. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, May 11th, 2012 @ 5:51pm

    pink slime by itself

    Meat industry advocates should volunteer to eat pure pink slime! Yum! That would show theyre serious that it isnt harmful. Eating their own dogfood as it were....

     

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    abc gum, May 11th, 2012 @ 6:44pm

    Although the merits of any of these products might be debatable, the fact remains that the consumer has a right to be aware of what they are purchasing.

     

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    Rekrul, May 11th, 2012 @ 11:45pm

    If the majority of people were ever to see how things like hot dogs and sausages were made, there would probably be a public outcry against those as well.

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 11th, 2012 @ 11:50pm

    I Never Understood The “Morality” Behind Vegetarianism

    Is all life sacred, or is it just animal life?

     

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    Wolfy, May 12th, 2012 @ 4:38am

    When I was in the army and had to eat c-rations, and later MRE's, I wished the CEO's of those companies that produced that crap, were required to eat their own product for at least one week. Pehaps we could get a law passed... oh, right.

     

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    Mike Uchima (profile), May 12th, 2012 @ 11:39pm

    Interesting factoid

    The company that produces the "meat glue" (Ajinomoto) is the same company that invented MSG over a hundred years ago!

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 13th, 2012 @ 2:05am

    Re: Interesting factoid

    Considering that we have taste buds (umami) specifically evolved to taste MSG, I don’t think it was “invented” just a hundred years ago...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 13th, 2012 @ 8:31am

    Re: Re: Interesting factoid

    Wikipedia says "Umami represents the taste of the amino acid L-glutamate and 5’-ribonucleotides such as guanosine monophosphate (GMP) and inosine monophosphate (IMP)."

    The receptors don't only detect MSG, they detect glutamate. MSG is just the way they do industrial production of glutamic acid.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), May 13th, 2012 @ 10:33am

    Re: I Never Understood The “Morality” Behind Vegetarianism

    Vegetables are murder!

    Although most vegans & vegetarians I know (I am not one, but I know more than a few) are so for moral reasons, for most of them the argument isn't that animal life is more sacred than vegetable life. It's that the methods we use to raise meat are tantamount to animal torture or abuse and they want no part of that.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), May 13th, 2012 @ 10:37am

    Another Interesting factoid

    The company that invented and still produces aspirin (Bayer) is the same company that produced the Zyklon B gas used to kill Jews in the holocaust, aided Mengele in his experiments, and was the only company that ran its own concentration camp!

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 13th, 2012 @ 3:00pm

    Re: It's that the methods we use to raise meat are tantamount to animal torture or abuse and they want no part of that.

    And yet studies have shown that plants also respond in a distressed fashion when injured, and are capable of signalling that to each other.

    So their argument against “torture or abuse” would simply be “torture or abuse that is obvious to us”.

     

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    John Fenderson (profile), May 14th, 2012 @ 10:18am

    Re: Re: It's that the methods we use to raise meat are tantamount to animal torture or abuse and they want no part of that.

    And yet studies have shown that plants also respond in a distressed fashion when injured, and are capable of signalling that to each other.


    This is true, however that's a far cry from demonstrating that plants have any kind of awareness or sensation of suffering in the sense that we think of it. There is good biological basis for believing that they do not, although that likewise is difficult to prove.

     

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    meatglue, Aug 23rd, 2012 @ 6:36pm

    Leave Meat Glue alone

    If you have ever eaten a hamburger then you can take your bacteria coating the outside hippy horsesh!t dialogue and shove it up your candy @ss.

    And as for sticking together multiple pieces of meat to make one cut of meat? See commentary above about hamburger and go fvck yourself.

    Have a nice day!

     

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