ethics

vegetarianism

This Vegan Professor Says There's No Such Thing as Real Vegetarians

He wants the vegans and vegetarians of the world to understand that they’re eating animal remains in and through the plants they eat.
Alex Swerdloff
4.29.16
ethics

An Article About Nestlé's Use of Slave Labor Was Sponsored by Their Competitor

Competition can be nasty in the corporate food business, and sometimes a blow can be delivered in a surprising way.
Alex Swerdloff
2.4.16
animal welfare

How An Octopus Feels When It's Eaten Alive

The controversial practice of eating live animals is still popular in many parts of the world. We asked a cephalopod expert how it feels for an octopus who is on the receiving end.
Hilary Pollack
11.7.15
ethics

Dissecting the Pain That Crabs Feel

Recent studies have shown that crustacean neurology is similar to vertebrates, which points to a likewise experience of pain in human suffering. After watching my family hack at living crabs over the years, it's lead to a lot of internal conflicts.
Jimmy Chen
10.18.15
ethics

Comparing Lions to Factory Farmed Chickens Is Pro-Human Bigotry

Animal activists get up in arms whenever meat-eaters mourn the death of, say, a famous lion instead of factory-farmed chickens. But this leaves animal activists looking like pro-human bigots.
Rhys Southan
8.6.15
ethics

If All Animals Go To Heaven, We Should Eat Them

If there's an afterlife for animals, as some Catholics believe, perhaps we shouldn't be opposed to killing them for food. After all, we'd only be facilitating their trip to heaven.
Rhys Southan
7.27.15
Science

If You Eat Hot Dogs, You Should Eat Lab-Grown Hamburgers

Mark Post—the man behind the world's first lab-grown burger—thinks that people should be less squeamish about animal protein raised in a Petri dish, especially if they eat hot dogs.
Munchies Staff
7.24.15
pork

This Pork Starts Marinating As Soon As It’s Born

Cathy Finley isn't interested in feeding her pigs whiskey or weed, but she is raising them to be tasty since birth—and spare the planet in the process.
Jessica Scott-Reid
6.17.15
ethics

Are Meat Eaters More Likely to Tolerate Social Inequality?

Researchers have figured out the four reasons you tell yourself it's okay to eat a hot dog after sobbing through the ending of <i>Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey</i>.
Hilary Pollack
5.19.15
ethics

For Chefs, Being Ethical Is More Important Than Being Famous

Yes, I am one of the most mass-media-saturated cooks in Latin America—but I don’t care about being famous. Now that Venezuela is producing world-class chefs, I want them to understand that cooking is a profession and not just a way to become a...
Sumito Estévez
4.29.15
NEW YORK CITY

We Talked to the New York Chef Who Saved a Lamb Instead of Serving It

In the wake of news that he would have to give up his adopted lamb, we asked NYC chef and Black Tree owner Sandy Dee Hall what's behind his relationship with Smokey.
Hilary Pollack
4.5.15
vegetarianism

Vegetarian Chefs Should Cook Bacon

If you have a strictly vegetarian restaurant, the large base of your clients will be vegetarians, and you’re not convincing people to avoid factory farms.
Howard Dubrovsky
4.2.15
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