Archive for April 2012

Starbucks Finally Gets the Bugs Out!

The bug in question is the Cochineal Dactylopius coccus.  Its body and eggs gets ground up and processed to produce a red dye that’s used in many food products. The dye can be listed under several names such cochineal extract or carmine. Needless to say cochineal, like all other insects, is not vegetarian ( nor … Continue reading

Environmentalists in Deep Denial

With Earth Day just around the corner, we can’t help but lament the depth of denial most of the environmental community is in when it comes to the issue of animal agriculture and meat. There are some notable exceptions, such as the World Watch Institute who says, “The human appetite for animal flesh is a … Continue reading

Beyond Pink Slime

Oh yuk! There’s something called pink slime in hamburgers and we’re feeding it to our kids at school! In response to a large number of grossed out parents and the general public at large, a growing number school districts, restaurants and grocery stores are rapidly removing hamburgers and ground beef which contain pink slime from … Continue reading

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