One thing COVID-19 has done is make it a good time to discuss America’s ridiculous obsession with meat. The terrible conditions of the meatpacking plants that long predate the pandemic, but whic
It’s not just that our meatpacking system is a crime against both animal and humanity long before COVID-19. It’s that the idea of going a day without meat is counter to what it means to be
I am soon returning to East Coast Exile, reality, and regular blogging. Until then, this. 1980's Soviet Estonian TV ad for minced chicken meat by filmmaker Harry Egipt. A vegetarian's nightmar
Hmmm…. Since the popularization of beef tartare in the 1950s and sushi in the 1980s, raw animal products have been a widely accepted luxury item in the US. But historically, raw pork was seldom,
I don’t know that a meat tax could work in reducing consumption to fight climate change, but at least it’s good to see environmentalists understanding that any such move would need to incl
I confess I knew nothing about 19th century hog drives, which were like cattle drives except with much more independent minded animals and generally took place in Appalachia and not the Great Plains.
I know The Economist has its roots in the British imperialist world. And I also know that the Chinese eat enough pork to play a not small role in global environmental degradation. However, an article
We’ve discussed the 1935 Idaho Potato Queen here in the past. But she didn’t exist in a vacuum. Food related royalty has long been a thing in the U.S. They still are too. I once attended t