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Banksy’s Provocative New Work “Sirens of the Lambs” Goes on Tour in New York

Friday 10.11.2013 , Posted by

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I’m going to coin what I think is a new term: offensively cute. That pretty much sums this new provocative work by Banksy, now touring the streets of New York’s meatpacking district. He’s kitted out a slaughterhouse delivery truck complete with frightened animatronic stuffed animas from cows to pandas that would have the the late Jim Henson rolling in his grave. To top it off, they’re all letting out stuffed animal squeaker screams which has frightened some butchers and plenty of kids. Check out the video below. See? Offensively cute. [Read more...]

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US Meat Industry Consumes Nearly 4/5 of All Antibiotics

Tuesday 02.26.2013 , Posted by

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Sobering new data from the Food and Drug Administration is indicating that antibiotic use in the meat industry is on the rise and has vastly overtaken usage to treat sick people. We want to keep our animals, our food, and ourselves healthy, so why should we care? With the meat industry now consuming a staggering 3.9 times the amount of antibiotics used for human treatment, the industry is churning out meat increasingly filled with antibiotic-resistant pathogens. This means illnesses previously curable by our current methods are now becoming increasingly hard to overcome. [Read more...]

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Grill Master: A Foolproof Guide to Grilling

Saturday 07.07.2012 , Posted by

We’ve all been there before: You cut into your seemingly medium-cooked, char-broiled burger only to find it’s still a little too pink inside. What gives? Many things can affect how long it takes to properly grill perfectly moist and tender meats, seafood, and vegetables. Take the guesswork out of grilling with this guide to average cook times. The guide provides average times for a wide variety of beef, poultry, pork, and vegetable items you might plan on throwing on the grill this summer—all you’ll need is a watch and a meat thermometer. [Read more...]

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