This is a photo of the kind of egg you don’t see at the supermarket or even hear about. Why? You’re not supposed to know about them. If you did, the industry knows how turned off you might become. Eggs like this are truly a “freak of nature,” that is, a product of man’s manipulation of nature. A far cry from the images and language of egg marketing huh? Farm fresh, pasture raised, cage free, free range, organic.
These days, anything goes in the world of corporate food. It’s like the wild west. Animal parts scraped up off of the kill floor of slaughterhouses where 10 billion animals are killed every year across America make their way into all kinds of foods you’d never even think of as “animal-based” like Jello gelatin, Gummy Bears, Twizzlers, marshmallows and the list could go on and on. But who could imagine that we live in an age where the rectum of slaughtered pigs could be commodified and packaged like a finished product as we see here in this photo from a Facebook friend.
Brown began his work several years ago when he decided to focus the rest of his life upon solving the challenge of weaning the world off of animal farming. He described such animal farming as an “inefficient technology millennia old” that also represents “by far the biggest environmental catastrophe” during a press conference held at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver on Feb. 19.
Many wonder what were the buyers at Costco thinking when they ordered this pressure molded abomination of an infant pig. We first learned of this at The Consumerist website and the photo here was snapped by one of their reporters. The Mini Piglet, it turns out, is made by Illinois-based Greenfield Farms and can be purchased online for $59.12.
Many “organic” operators provide only tiny enclosed porches, with roofs and concrete or wood flooring, yet call these structures “the outdoors,” says Cornucopia. “Many of the porches represent just 3 to 5 percent of the square footage of the main building housing the birds. That means 95 percent or more of the birds have absolutely no access whatsoever.”
As Thanksgiving fast approaches, I’m finding that a lot of people are asking the same question: If we ditch the turkey this year, what do we replace it with? Since turkey is traditionally the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, its replacement obviously carries a lot of weight! That’s why we’ve sought out some of the best and most satisfying vegetarian substitutes for turkey we could find.