How The Amount of Meat We Eat Changed In The Last 40 Years, Charted​

As a planet, we're producing and eating more meat than we used to. But just what does that look like in terms of our plates 40 years ago versus today? This chart shows us exactly. » 1/28/15 11:30am 1/28/15 11:30am

To Combat Global Warming, We Have To Eat Less Meat. Period.

If you believe in global warming, and that people should take measures to limit its destructive effects, then you should also believe in eating less meat. Not no meat, necessarily (nobody is demanding you become a vegetarian), but less meat. » 12/04/14 2:40pm 12/04/14 2:40pm

Are we about to hit "peak meat"? Globally, meat production has skyrocketed since the '60s. But though our appetite for meat shows no signs of slowing, our ability to devote huge swaths of land, water, and feed to its production may be hitting its limits. » 8/26/14 12:29pm 8/26/14 12:29pm

Utterly Disturbing, Century-Old Photos of Meat-Packing Facilities

After you look at these images of meat-packing facilities from early last century, you'll understand why social reformer Upton Sinclair wrote his great 1906 novel The Jungle about workers' horrific experiences in the meat packing industry. » 5/21/14 3:00pm 5/21/14 3:00pm

Photographs Of Meat Stuffed In Plastic Bottles Evoke Fleshy Horrors

Per Johansen's photographs of meat and vegetables stuffed into clear bottles are at once fascinating and grotesque, showing foods in arrangements that may make you lose your appetite. » 4/21/14 1:20pm 4/21/14 1:20pm

In a future of lab-grown food, could you eat meat made of celebrities?

An alleged startup claims that it wants to make and sell "artisinal salami" made from celebrity tissue samples. Even if it's a joke, it raises the question: What are the ethics of consuming lab-grown human meat? » 2/27/14 8:55am 2/27/14 8:55am

Why are the only American meat options chicken, beef and pork?

The United States is a massive country, one filled with a variety of regional cuisines and a wide array of potentially edible animals. Why, then, does such a small selection of animals show up in grocery stores? » 2/18/14 11:07am 2/18/14 11:07am

Which type of dinosaur meat would be the tastiest?

If the Jurassic Park bar and grill started serving up some of their cloned dinosaurs for dinner, which ones would go on the menu and which ones would be safe from human consumption? PopSci asked Montana State University paleontologist David Varricchio to weigh in on which dinos would be especially delicious and… » 12/29/12 11:30am 12/29/12 11:30am

These anatomical food sculptures are gruesome and lunch-meaty

Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov has an unsettling knack for sculpting and arranging everyday foodstuffs into forms that would be more at home in a gross anatomy lab than a kitchen. Cauliflower takes on the appearance of undulating folds of grey matter. Lunch meat is transformed into the muscles of the head. A… » 8/15/12 12:10pm 8/15/12 12:10pm

Suit of meat armor offers +5 protection against vegetarians

Lady Gaga has nothing on this guy, who has bravely donned a full suit of armor made from slabs of meat and twine. The question is, for the love of Gene the Cow, why? » 5/20/12 4:00pm 5/20/12 4:00pm

Lost episode of Carl Sagan's Cosmos takes us to the Meat Planet

Fans of Carl Sagan's cherished 1980 astronomy miniseries Cosmos rejoice! A lost fourteenth episode — about the awe-inspiring Meat Planet — has been found after decades of neglect. In this rediscovered footage, such geological features as the gristly mantle and Mount Sustenance are given their documentary due.… » 12/01/11 2:55pm 12/01/11 2:55pm

Insect meat is the new beef

Cattle and other livestock create tons of damaging greenhouse gases, particularly when you consider everything humans have to do to turn a cow in a field into dinner on your plate. There may be one environmentally friendly solution: eating bugs. » 1/11/11 5:29pm 1/11/11 5:29pm

Vat-Grown Meat Alive in the Lab, But Not Ready to Eat

Want real meat that's completely cruelty free? For the first time, scientists have grown a pork chop in a laboratory, a breakthrough that could lead to a future of meat that could be harvested without killing animals. » 11/30/09 11:55am 11/30/09 11:55am

"Ethical" Beef Cows Could Be Engineered to Feel No Pain

Meat eaters looking for ways to enjoy a guilt-free hamburger have looked to ethical ranches and more humane slaughtering methods. But some suggest that instead of getting rid of factory farming, we should eliminate cow's pain. » 9/03/09 3:07pm 9/03/09 3:07pm

California Store Sells Beef Jerky Reclaimed from Cows Mutilated by…

Maybe you've heard of the Alien Fresh Jerky store in Baker, California, where you can buy tasty, dried strips of beef taken from the carcasses of cows abducted and mutilated by aliens. It's the ultimate in recycling, actually - the aliens do their experiments, and people driving the highway through Baker get a tasty… » 1/12/09 9:30am 1/12/09 9:30am

Vat-Grown Meat About to Hit Your Local Market

In five years, you'll be eating a hamburger that no animal died for. Instead, that burger will have been grown from a tiny sample of cells in a plant-and-mushroom bath. The cow who donated the cells will be frolicking in a meadow somewhere, having long forgotten the annoying poke from a tissue engineer with a… » 4/14/08 7:00am 4/14/08 7:00am

Alien Torture Porn Is The Only Good Part Of Torchwood

This scene from last night's Torchwood almost made me puke and cry, it was that good. The whole business with the callous humans abusing yet another alien visitor for financial gain was incredibly well done, and really horrifying. It was one of the best examples of a humans-are-the-real-monsters story ever.… » 2/07/08 2:30pm 2/07/08 2:30pm