Since The Hairpin is committed to bringing you all the minute and obvious health news of the day, there's this bit about how meat should be eaten in tiny side portions, infrequently, if you want to possibly live a little bit longer, although of course we'd never really know.
"There has never been more interest in disrupting the way meat is produced, consumed and communicated to the public. Yet, significant barriers exist to scaling current approaches. The following are a summary of the challenges we will be tackling over the course of the weekend." —Today marks the start of Hack//Meat, a weekend-long conference/competition/multimedia event about making and eating better animals. There are prizes, and judges, and although it's physically happening in New York City, at Grind workspace, there are ways to follow along and contribute via Twitter, if you're interested (#hackmeat). Lots more information here.
My question about meat is: If you have it only [...]
"Insects are approximately 10 times more eco-friendly than beef. Insects offer us an opportunity to rethink and move away from pork and beef." —A zoologist on why it's greener to stop eating bacon and start eating bugs. Great idea in theory, but aren't exoskeletons are a dealbreaker for most of us? Though one chef does make locusts coated in chocolate and salted caramel, which maybe could be….Nope, nevermind, can't do it.