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    Meatpaper Will Be Missed

    For the last seven years, fans of both great writing and meat have been equally entertained and enlightened by the California-based quarterly magazine Meatpaper. Dubbed “Your Journal of Meat Culture,” the magazine has become a go-to source for anyone interested in intelligent and thoughtful ...

    Fresh, Farm-Raised Grasshoppers

    An estimated 80 percent of the world’s population considers insects a commonplace food source, and soon—as eating meat becomes increasingly costly to wallets and the environment—bugs may hit Western dinner tables, too.In the Netherlands, the company Bugs Originals recently developed ...

    A Carnivore’s Carbon Footprint

    “All meat is not created equal,” reads a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The “Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change + Health” evaluates 20 common protein-rich foods to determine the healthiest picks for the planet and for our bodies. The best bet is the friendly ...

    Forget Veganism, Go In-Vitrotarian

    And you thought the stacks of vacuum-packed pork chops sold at Costco were creepy. At the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, scientists are growing meat in petri dishes, reports Nicola Jones in Conservation. Utne Reader has been following the in-vitro meat discussion for ...

    Are Backyard Chickens Pets or Food?

    The backyard chicken boom is teaching a lot of urban dwellers about life on the farm—but it’s death that is proving to be the harder lesson for some of them. In “When Backyard Chickens Become Pets,” Meatpaper’s Kassandra Griffin describes the mortal dilemmas that take many a new ...

    Meat on the Radio

    Exploring the relationship between meat and popular music is something you’d only find in Meatpaper. That’s why we love it so much. In the latest issue Tony Michels tackles that juicy history and insists that “meat has always fed music.” He writes:Indeed, the history of American ...

    $1 McMuffins and the End of Cheap Meat

    McDonalds will begin selling their sausage McMuffin for a buck come January, reports Daily Finance, along with other golden-arch staples such as the hashbrown, small coffee, sausage burrito, and sausage biscuit. The preponderance of meat, specifically sausage, “sparks my interest because I ...

    Soylent Hamburgers Are Made from Test Tubes

    After years of media coverage, including an article in Utne Reader, scientists have finally grown meat in a laboratory. Animal rights advocates are cautiously optimistic, because the proposed food source wouldn’t involve killing animals. According to the British Times, the concoction ...

    Eating Meat for the Environment

    Environmentalists, especially of the veggie persuasion, are quick to point out that meat accounts for nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing consumption, giving meat up even one day a week, is the easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman ...

    Unattractive Men Call for Unattractive Meat

    In the latest issue of Meatpaper, Chris Ying deconstructs our love for watching men masticate curious things on television. His equation—dubbed the "unattractive men/unattractive meat narrative" or "UM/UM"—is this: “the weirder-looking you are, the weirder the food you have to eat.” ...

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