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the flesh of an animal (especially a mammal) as food.

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Would higher taxes on sausages and bacon save hundreds of thousands of lives every year?

A recent analysis of the health-related harms associated with red and processed meat has hit the news with headlines like this (from the Guardian): Taxing red meat would save many lives, research ...
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Are 93% of meat worker marriages in shambles?

In the Youtube video "The Journey of a Beef Cow" (with 1.1M views as of January 2018), Sam O'Nella Academy makes the claim The FDA estimates that 93% of meat worker marriages are in shambles No ...
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Does vegetarianism save animals? [duplicate]

A common belief about vegetarians is that they reduce the number of animals that die or at least reduce the demand for meat. But I also heard that less demand for meat will reduce meat prices and ...
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Is eating processed meat as bad as smoking for causing cancer?

I recently saw this posted on social media; it caused quite a stir, with over 200 comments from people debating the veracity of the claims. “It’s funny how people get outraged at parents putting ...
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Is the adrenalline in steak, mutton or other animal meat, poisonous or harmful to us?

I know there's this question which is almost a duplicate, but this question is about whether the meat is poisonous. A person who worked in the fisheries department said he studied this. That fishes ...
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“One year without beef saves 3432 trees”

This statement is doing the rounds on Facebook: Going one year without paper saves 8.5 trees Going one year without beef saves 3,432 trees Alas, as with so many of these 'claims' on FB, ...
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Do 2/3 of “vegetarians” fail to stick to a vegetarian diet?

In a TEDxTalk, Brian Kateman, the Assistant Program Manager of the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability claimed that a huge number of those who identified themselves as vegetarians ...
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Are live monkey brains a traditional cuisine?

There is a common belief/urban legend that there are some Asian peoples that eat brains of monkeys while they are still alive. A dish often attributed to China, monkey brains are also eaten in ...
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Does the means of slaughter affect meat quality?

Some friends of mine believe that different ways of killing an animal may reduce the quality of the meat; in particular, a violent death produces a tougher meat, maybe caused by the adrenaline ...
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Does red meat increase the risk of heart disease?

Conventional common wisdom has been that red meat consumption increases the risk of developing heart disease. There are a lot of studies indicating this may be true, but there are also a lot of ...
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Does grilled meat cause cancer? [duplicate]

On a business trip to China, I ate a lot of wonderful food. Towards the end of the second week, I was craving BBQ, a hamburger, anything... I asked our interpreter if there were any such places ...
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Does chicken meat from the US contain arsenic?

Facebook brought this Minds.com article to my attention: After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in ...
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Is Halal meat healthier to consume?

Traditionally, Muslims only eat meat that has been slaughtered and prepared according to the rules of Halal. Some people claim that leads to meat that is healthier to eat. Halal for Health Halal ...
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Is eating meat & drinking milk during the same meal unhealthy?

This isn't a religious/Jewish question or about living conditions over two millennia ago. I hear it's bad to drink milk while eating meat but hear no reliable scientific evidence to support it.
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Is red meat responsible for one in ten early deaths?

The red meat and cancer link has already been addressed here: Does eating meat increase your risk for cancer? But recent reports suggest a broader more worrying relationship to variety of other ...
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Do long-time vegetarians lose the ability to digest meat?

"In people who have been long-term vegetarians, studies have found that they actually lose the ability to digest meat". Is this true, at a biological level? (As opposed to any possible psychological ...
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Does eating meat increase your risk for cancer?

I just read an article in the german magazine "Der Spiegel" about a recent study claiming that 40% of all cancers are preventable. The article states specifically that one of the factors is the ...
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Does eating charred meat cause cancer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does burning your food increase your risk of getting cancer? I've been told that I shouldn't eat charred meat (and at least sweep the charring off of a barbequeued sausage), ...
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Are there alternative methods of meat production (such as free-range meat) that are better for the environment than factory farmed meat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Organic food is worse for the environment because it requires more land than non-organic food Most meat in developed nations is produced by Industrial agriculture methods, ...
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Does eating meat increase testosterone levels?

Dylan de Castro wrote on Livestrong in the article Meat Diet for Testosterone: Eating meat, which is high in protein, helps build muscle and stimulates the secretion of the hormone glucagon, both ...
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Is being a vegan more environmentally friendly than otherwise?

On their website, PETA claimed the following: A recent United Nations report concluded that a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change. And the U....
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Is there a connection between sleep patterns and meat-eating?

There are a number of different and sometimes contradictory claims that changing your diet (especially with regard to avoid meat) can have an affect on your sleeping pattern. Here are a few related ...
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Would avoiding the eating of meat stop global warming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is being a vegan more environmentally friendly than otherwise? Would it be sufficient for people to stop eating meat to stop global warming? I've heard that the process to ...