HSUS: Kreider Farms’ Story Doesn’t Add Up

One of the sacrifices you make when you work for the Humane Society is you’re not allowed to write “lying sacks of shit” in your press releases. By contrast, no such prohibitions are in place at Vegan.com. Link.

Ginny on Umami

Some important information here that could go a long way toward explaining why some omnivores don’t find a typical vegan diet sufficiently flavorful. Happily, there are plenty of vegan foods that offer the umami flavor profile. Link.

NY Times: Is Veganism for Everyone?

Of just six panelists, one of them is Nina Planck? You’ve got to be kidding me. Her piece is titled, “A Choice with Definite Risks.” Quite a statement from someone who advocates raw milk consumption. She goes on to write: I believe that babies and children require a better diet. Simply enraging. Drew Ramsey’s contribution… Read more »

UK Bacon Prices Poised to Surge After Crate Ban

Anthony Bond reports: Britain’s breakfast lovers are facing a hefty hike in the cost of their favourite fry-up as the price of bacon could increase by 20 per cent next year. and: It says a ban on sow stalls could lead to pork producers who are unable or unwilling to comply with the new rules… Read more »

Jedediah Purdy’s Three Ideas for Food Reform

I adore his first idea: Progressive states should adopt the following law: to sell meat in this state, you have to provide a public right of access to the feeding operations and slaughterhouses where the animals live. Exactly. Let ag states pass whatever nonsense ag-gag laws they want; progressive states can fight back by banning… Read more »

Cat Alarm Clock

Raising your 5:00 AM wakeup call to an art form. Link.

Seamus Continues to Dog the Romney Campaign

Mitt Romney got asked once again about the dog-on-the-roof story. DIANE SAWYER: As we move away from this primary campaign into the next phase– again, on Yahoo, we got two questions most often, first about Seamus– which as you know is out there forever– would you do it again? MITT ROMNEY: Certainly not with the… Read more »

Tara Parker-Pope Ineptly Bashes Veganism

The New York Times won two Pulitzers today, neither of which went to its talentless wellness reporter Tara Parker-Pope—who was for some reason allowed to publish a turd of an article on the supposed difficulty of becoming vegan. Substitutes like almond milk and rice milk can shock the taste buds, and vegan specialty and convenience… Read more »

The Pink Slime Primer

Solid information from ProPublica on the various production methods of mystery meat. (Via Bittman). Link.

Salatin Rubuts McWilliams’ “Myth of Humane Meat”

Last week’s James McWilliams article for the New York Times has prompted Michael Pollan’s farmer hero, Joel Salatin, to weigh in. Until now, I’ve never realized what a crank Salatin is. Salatin writes: Wetlands emit some 95 percent of all methane in the world; herbivores are insignificant enough to not even merit consideration. Hard to… Read more »