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 »

The Veggies vs. the Aggies

Reporting for Reuters, P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein have written the most comprehensive assessment of the battle between agribusiness and animal advocates that I’ve seen in ages. The article is jam-packed with useful information, and can quickly bring you up-to-date on most of the key work now occurring on behalf of farmed animals. One point… Read more »

Vegan.com Grocery Updated

I just updated the Vegan.com grocery with a few amazing new live-foods products from Go Raw!, including their superb Pizza Flax Snax crackers, which one Amazon.com reviewer calls “pepperoni pizza without the guilt.” I also added Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Dulse, a great and super-healthful product that I personally eat nearly every day. A few… Read more »

Pizza Hut’s New Hot Dog Stuffed Pizza Crust

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case those thousand words are deeply disturbing. This is arguably the most vomitacious food product I’ve ever seen. I wonder how long it will last. Clearly, Pizza Hut’s UK leadership no longer cares about public ridicule, or about appealing to anyone but the lowest common… Read more »