It’s midday, and the meat stalls in Turin’s open-air food market, Porta Palazzo, are crowded with customers browsing the beef, salami and prosciutto on offer. Shopping for meat is an everyday ritual in the capital city of Piedmont, a region of Italy with a rich culinary history – but this could all be about to change.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Guardian
Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – A meat-free Turin? Is Italy’s first 'vegetarian city' a recipe for disaster?

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Pakistanis are shaming Karachi authorities over their poisoning of at least 700 stray dogs. City officials counter that the canines bite thousands of people yearly, and there is no other way to curb the problem.

The poisoning of dogs got a fierce reaction from social network users, with most of them being outraged at the authorities’ actions.

“Just bloody horrible”, “Spread the word. Shame on Karachi authorities!”, “No more cruelty” were just a few among the angry messages.

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“Did you vote for these people to tell you how to live? And who will receive the tax and what will they use it for?”* * *Meat should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price and deter consumption, says a new report from the UN’s International Research Panel (IRP).

This will (supposedly) save the environment and prevent global warming.“I think it is extremely urgent,” said Professor Maarten Hajer of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, lead author of the report. “All of the harmful effects on the environment and on health needs to be priced into food products.”Hajer and other members of the IRP assert that livestock creates 14.5 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

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memphis-meatTest-tube meat is getting closer to leaving the lab and being served on our plates.

Memphis Meats, which grows meat from animal cells, says it hopes to have its animal-free products on the market in three to four years – and has unveiled the first lab-grown meatball to the public.

It is one of several firms developed ‘test tube meats’ that could one day be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to produce than traditional farming.

Read the Full Article: Source – Daily Mail
Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – First Test-Tube MEATBALL Revealed: Startup Claims Lab Grown Meat Will Be On Shelves Within Three Years

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Students at Oberlin College are in an uproar about dining hall food. And no, it’s not because of the “mystery meat.”

In an article published last month in the campus newspaper, The Oberlin Review, students have deemed the university’s attempts at serving international cuisines—particularly of Asian nations and cultures—appropriative to the point of being patently racist. “This uninformed representation of cultural dishes has been noted by a multitude of students, many of who[m] have expressed concern over the gross manipulation of traditional recipes,” the paper wrote.

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