A little over a year ago, The New York Times reported on a curious phenomenon. Workers at a Hormel-affiliated pork processing plant in Austin, Minnesota were developing a mysterious neurological symptoms — fatigue, numb legs, pain, and difficulty walking — and no one knew why. The one thing all the patients had in common was [...]
Edible San Francisco ran a feature on Bay Area chefs and their experiences slaughtering animals. Chris Cosentino had this to say:
It doesn’t matter how tough you are: when you slaughter a 35-pound baby goat, it’s not easy, it’s not pretty. Slaughter is a mix of many things: love, hate, joy, disgust—you’re horrified with yourself, but [...]
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Tom Mylan of Marlow & Sons (actually, I guess I'll now have to call him 'Tom Mylan of Marlow & Daughters') wonders about the current obsession with the Christmas foul du jour:
It seems like every dumbass in the world is all of a sudden really hot to cook a goose. Why now people? [...]
This summer's investigation of the worker welfare at Agriprocessors, Inc., was pretty horrific. The nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse employed illegal immigrant child labor and forced employees to work in "slavelike" conditions, including rampant physical abuse from slaughterhouse officials.
Stomach-churning, isn't it? We've got a strong stomach for this sort of thing, and even we found ourselves [...]
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Jamie Oliver is, it turns out, so obsessed with keeping Brits slim that he actually cut up a corpse on a nationally-aired TV show back in January.
The autopsy was performed on a 25 stone (350lb) man who "literally ate himself to death," in the hopes of scaring the sandwiches right out of [...]