Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

Vat-grown meats give new meaning to the term “factory farming”

The latest update on the vat-grown meat front from NPR:

“Imagine picking up a nice juicy burger and taking a bite, only to find out that the meaty burger you’re biting into didn’t come from an animal — it was grown in a lab.

Sound far-fetched? The reality of test-tube burgers in supermarkets may be close to becoming a reality. Scientists at laboratories around the world are currently working to make meat in labs that will eventually look and taste like the real thing, without any animal parts.

Science writer Michael Specter recently traveled to laboratories in the Netherlands and North Carolina to examine the progress scientists have made in developing in vitro meat. Hewrites about his trip, and the arguments in favor of lab-made steaks, in the May 23 issue of The New Yorker. Continue reading

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U.S. Centres for Disease Control (CDC) issues zombie apocalypse survival tips

From Health Ranger Mike Adams at Natural News:

Screen capture from CDC blog post. Click image to go to their blog.

(NaturalNews) Although it may seem unbelievable, this is not a satire piece or a joke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which has been deeply engaged in the fictions of Swine Flu and other so-called “pandemics,” is now publicly warning Americans to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. Continue reading

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Do you believe in [raw milk] magic? — Washington D.C. raw milk rally leads to discussion among public health folks

David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

“The Washington rally in support of Amish farmer Dan Allgyer has rekindled media interest in raw milk. There were well over a dozen media reports on the rally, and more articles and radio-television discussions about raw milk are in the offing.

But in addition, there has been an uptick in discussion among professional food safety types. These are the public health and agriculture department professionals who generally don’t like to have their discussions in any kind of public arena. But they absolutely took notice of what went on in Washington on Monday. Continue reading

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