Do we take better care of CAFO pigs than we do people?

No, we certainly don’t take better care of CAFO animals, including pigs, than we do people; however, sometimes it almost seems that way.  Scientists at the University of Illinois have discovered that fermented soybean meal (FSBM) allows pigs to better … Continue reading →

Demand for FAKE meats is growing; why not eat REAL meat?

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The Salt blog on NPR.com says in its article Meat Substitute Market Beefs Up: “110 new meat substitute products were introduced in 2010 and 2011 . . . giving people who are looking for tasty alternatives to meat a lot more … Continue reading →

Why Was an Antibiotic-Resistant GE Potato Approved?

The European Commission approved BASF’s genetically engineered Amflora potato for cultivation in the European Union in March 2010.  Amflora is now grown in open fields in Germany, Sweden, and the Czech Republic.  The Amflora potato has been engineered to contain … Continue reading →