Meat

Acknowledging the Underlying Cause of Epidemics

Rebecca Rose | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.

Meet the Meat That's Good For Your Health

Gunter G. C. Kuhnle | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gunter G. C. Kuhnle

Food is an emotional topic, which is part of the reason that the 'diet-of-the-day' story is one that returns to the media as regular as clockwork. Each time we are told that certain foods will either bring eternal health or certain damnation.

Waistlines: The Only Thing Benefitting From Our Ignorance of Food

Gareth Barlow | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Barlow

A weird situation has developed: globally around one billion people are malnourished and conversely two billion are obese. One might argue that if the weight on the scales was redistributed, some form of equilibrium could be found.

Why You Should Eat Potatoes Or Beans With That Steak

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The French have been serving their steaks with potatoes and green beans for years and new research has found that they could be onto a winning combina...

I Didn't Shop in a Supermarket for Six Months

Robbie Knox | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

Six months ago I decided to stop shopping in supermarkets as an experiment. I haven't bought anything in a Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Aldi, etc. since December 31st 2013.

Poultry Meat - the Healthy Alternative

Andrew Large | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK
Andrew Large

The UK's obesity crisis is making politicians and consumers alike focus more on the food we eat. The government is introducing a number of very welcome measures to make the nation healthier, such as the newly published food standards for schools.

10 Meat Free Sources of Protein

Sian Breslin | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

You've decided to go meatfree (even just for an evening). Here are some protein rich foods that can replace your forsaken steak...

Fresh Thinking: Longitude Problem Solved

Rebecca Rose | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Rebecca Rose

Voting has begun on the selection of the most pressing issue of our day: ensuring universal access to safe water, providing everyone with nutritious a...

Halal Hysteria: It's About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

The recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It's just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don't have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do. But these are not the people now jumping on the anti-halal bandwagon.

Massive Escaped Bird 'To Be Turned Into Sausages'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

A runaway flightless bird which escaped its enclosure almost two months ago has been shot dead and will reportedly be turned into gourmet sausages. ...

To Stun or Not to Stun: That Should Be the Question

Philip Lymbery | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

EU and UK law requires that all animals must be stunned before slaughter. However there is an exemption for religious communities. A loophole that must be closed.

Impending Food Shortage: The Latest UN Report Cites Climate Change - But What About Meat Production?

Sue Cross | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Sue Cross

THE LATEST REPORT FROM THE UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts a 2% drop in the world's agricultural crop yield every 10 years until the end of the century. There are dire warnings of food shortages.

Happy National Butchers Week - Why Not Celebrate With Some DIY?

Sam Wass | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

We thought we'd invite you to set yourself a challenge; to create DIY bacon, to understand the passion, care and attention that goes into this age old process. Below we have outlined the method, which is much easier to follow than you might realise.

Lamb Meatballs With Fava and Minty Yoghurt

Lucy Parissi | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Parissi

I've lived in London for most of my adult life - longer, in fact, than I lived in Athens where I grew up. I don't get nostalgic about Greece very often, but I do miss the food, especially when it's sunny. My mind wanders to the island of Skiathos and having mezedes at a favourite harbour taverna washed down with an ice-cold Amstel...

Learning Whilst Dining - The New Trend on the London Restaurant Scene

Lucy Self | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Just when you thought that street food pop-ups, build-your-own-tasting-menus and fish cooked with nothing but lime and love was enough, that crazy culinary world has thrown another trend into the pot. The brainy dinner.

Vegetarian Taxidermists: How Does That Work?

Margot Magpie | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Margot Magpie

I get several vegetarians and vegans signing up for my taxidermy courses in London each week, which baffles people. How does that work? Being vegetarian and doing taxidermy do not seem like compatible lifestyle choices. Or are they?

Is Having a 'Butchers' in the Window Really All That Bad?

Sam Wass | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Sam Wass

A butchers shop in Suffolk has removed hanging carcasses from its window display following a public letter campaign. While I empathise entirely with those who would rather not see "mutilated carcasses on display" this could be a watershed moment in the sanitising of meat marketing.

Farmageddon, the True Cost Of Cheap Meat

Sue Cross | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Sue Cross

The world's demand for meat is growing and the population is rising. And so the pressure to increase production is escalating at a stupendous rate. The future of farming could go two ways.

The Endless Beat of the Burger

Lucy Self | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

n the eight years I've been writing about food, London's (and subsequently the rest of the country's) obsession with burgers has been steadily building. I've written countless articles on the comings and goings of the patty power players.

'Chewing the Fat' - A Defence of Meat in the Fight Against Obesity

Sam Wass | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

With the 'sugar vs fat' debate gathering pace across the media, dieticians and dinner tables, I want to give a case for fat that is not often debated. When it comes to meat - fat is good and fat is tasty.

Giving A Veggie A Bad Name

Esther Hayden | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Esther Hayden

Former Smith and Meat Is Murder singer, Morrissey has once again made his blinkered views known on meat eaters. Branding belief in the abattoir equal to support of Auschwitz, he has definitely taken a step in making vegetarianism appear like an extremist religion.

What the Angora Farming Exposé Means for Animal Rights

Maria Chiorando | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Since PETA's much publicised exposé on angora rabbit farming was released, several retailers have decided to stop stocking the product in their stores, which is good news, but it's likely that it's a calculated decision, now that the ugly face of the practice has been revealed to the public.

Have We Been Eating Dog Food Meat Unknowingly?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

Meat meant for dog food – which contains hides, hair, feathers and bones – could have ended up in the human food chain, a report has warned. A...

Seasonal Food Inspiration From Great British Meat Co

Sam Wass | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

When roasting, to avoid your bird from drying out there are a number of tips I would recommend. Choose two birds or meat joints to roast for the big day instead of a large one alone. Continually baste the bird in its own juices while cooking and allow plenty of resting time before carving and most importantly, avoid over-cooking.

Muslims And Jews Unite In Polish Meat Case

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

A coalition of Jews and Muslims is to lodge a legal complaint against Poland, complaining of unfair treatment because of the ban on ritual slaughter. ...