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Fake Meat That Tastes Like Chicken.

In Animals, Food/Drink, India on June 8, 2010 at 7:02 am

Full Post At Time: This spring, scientists at the University of Missouri announced that after more than a decade of research, they had created the first soy product that not only can be flavored to taste like chicken but also breaks apart in your mouth the way chicken does: not too soft, not too hard, but with that ineffable chew of real flesh.

Positive news for the environment and hopefully a reduction in the carnage that is the factory farming of animals and birds killed for meat, milk and eggs.

Of the 10 billion land animals killed annually in the United States, 95 percent are birds, and the overwhelming majority are “broiler” chickens raised for meat, 1 million killed each hour. Additionally, nearly 300 million laying hens(6) are raised for eggs, and more than 250 million turkeys(7) are slaughtered for meat. (Humane society of the United States)


Indian Govt To Farmers – If You Must Kill Yourself, Get It Right.

In Food/Drink, GM Crops, India on May 14, 2010 at 7:39 am

That in essence is the message to farmers as the government implements creative math solutions to tabulate the number of farmers who commit suicide in India.

“Now we can’t even commit suicide in peace,” laughed one of Agose’s neighbours with graveyard humour. “Not without reading those forms the officials have created to see we get it right.” Another pointed out: “There are some 40 clauses on their inquiry list. All these must apply.” In short, if you must kill yourself, get it right. Make sure you adhere to the pro forma. Then your family is ‘eligible’ for compensation. (Read P. Sainath’s full post at the Hindu)

Meanwhile the National Crime Records Bureau pegs the number at 50,000 farmer suicides from 2006 – 2008. 200,000 farmers have killed themselves since 1997 by ‘official’ stats.


Prahlad Jani Living Without Food Or Water For 70 Years.

In Food/Drink, India on May 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

We want so much to believe that Prahlad Jani has been living without food or water for 70 years (Telegraph).  Why?  Because it will challenge every notion we have believed of what our bodies need to survive.

But we’re 70.70%  sure it’s a load of crock and will eat our words if we’re wrong.

For Every TREEtini Tamil Nadu Gets A Tree Planted.

In Environment, Food/Drink, India on April 18, 2010 at 10:25 am

An offer we can’t refuse. But, don’t drink and drive please.

This Earth Day, you can help make a positive impact on the environment by simply ordering a refreshing eco-friendly cocktail made with VeeV, The World’s First Açaí Spirit®. For every VeeV TREEtini cocktail ordered at participating bars and restaurants nationwide, VeeV and Live It Green will plant a tree in monsoon-ravaged Tamil Nadu, India.

This Is Why You’re Fat.

In Food/Drink, India on April 15, 2010 at 7:30 am

No $hit Sherlock, oh goodness gracious, gross out, WTF and so on!!!

These are not the pictures one should be seeing at 7:15 in the morning.  Or maybe it’s a good idea – if you want to be truly turned off of food.  Many more of these artery clogging monuments to human excess at giant mug made out of bacon filled with cheddar cheese.