Give Thanks For Meat

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The Ethicist Contest Winner: Give Thanks for Meat By JAY BOST Published: May 3, 2012   A few weeks ago, we invited readers to make an argument for the ethics of eating meat. Thousands of readers submitted essays, and thousands more voted on the finalists that we posted online. Our panel of judges — Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Andrew Light, Michael Pollan and Peter Singer — chose the essay below as the winner. It will be published in the May 6 issue of the magazine. Read the Other Finalists’ Essays As a vegetarian who returned to meat-eating, I find …

The B Corporation

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AlterNet / By Tara Lohan   The Business of a Better World: Can a New Kind of Corporation Save Us and Our Economy? Corporations by today’s definition, are obligated to make as much money as they can. But a new kind of corporation is changing that and potentially our economy, too. April 15, 2012  | Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Dusit LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: In 2012 corporations reign supreme. Citizens for Tax Justice reports that 26 Fortune 500 companies — including General Electric, Verizon and Mattel — paid no federal income taxes from 2008 through 2011. Big banks …

Meat Grown in a Lab

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South Carolina Scientist Works to Grow Meat in Lab Published January 31, 2011 | Reuters In a small laboratory on an upper floor of the basic science building at the Medical University of South Carolina, Vladimir Mironov, M.D., Ph.D., has been working for a decade to grow meat. A developmental biologist and tissue engineer, Dr. Mironov, 56, is one of only a few scientists worldwide involved in bioengineering “cultured” meat. It’s a product he believes could help solve future global food crises resulting from shrinking amounts of land available for growing meat the old-fashioned way … on the hoof. Growth …