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How Technology May Help Cut Meat Consumption

Published: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

One of the most interesting—and controversial—fields in tech these days involves in vitro meat. By growing our meat in labs from animal cells—so the theory goes—we could eventually wean ourselves off our dependence on livestock as a protein source. One day, we may even be able to print our steaks and chops from a 3D printer.

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Demand for grass-fed beef is growing

Published: 
Fri, 11/23/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

Jeremy Parker is a rancher who raises his cattle the old-fashioned way. His herd feeds on grass.

"There's definitely growing demand" for grass-fed beef, he said. "There's more demand than there is availability."

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Risks: More Red Meat, More Mortality

Published: 
Mon, 03/12/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

Eating red meat is associated with a sharply increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease, according to a new study, and the more of it you eat, the greater the risk.

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Prop. 37: Another example of the perils of the initiative process

Published: 
Sun, 09/16/2012 (All day)

Love it or hate it, the one thing you can say for sure about California's ballot initiative process is that it's the absolute worst way to craft policy dealing with complex scientific issues.

That doesn't stop advocates on one side or another from constantly trying, with the result that the public's understanding of the underlying facts plummets faster than you can say, well, "Proposition 37."

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More Choice, and More Confusion, in Quest for Healthy Eating

Published: 
Sat, 09/08/2012 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

ATLANTA — Lisa Todd’s grocery cart reflects the ambivalence of many American shoppers.

Ms. Todd, 31, prowled the aisles of a busy Kroger store here last week. Her cart was a tumble of contradictions: organic cabbage and jar of Skippy peanut butter. A bag of kale and a four-pack of inexpensive white wine. Pineapples for juicing and processed deli meat.