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Amy’s Kitchen Is Starting a Vegetarian Drive-Thru | TIME

… cooking an entirely vegetarian menu of burgers, pizzas and tortillas in under three minutes is a tall task, after all. “But we set up a test kitchen in our warehouse space and we did it. We learned how to do it from scratch very quickly.” MORE: Transforming the Meaning of Fast Food The company sources many of its ingredients for its packaged frozen food products from organic farmers, and that mission will continue with its drive thru. Drive-thru diners will have a choice of ordering meals …

The disgusting reason figs aren’t vegetarian will put you off for life – Mirror Online

… inside a fig, an enzyme in the fruit breaks down her carcass into protein. The fig basically eats the wasp, and makes it into part of the fruit. farmers actually buy bags of wasps to control the amount of wasps each plant can eat. Another disgusting fact which might stop you trusting food for life is that to qualify for safe consumption, ketchup is required to contain no more than 30 fruit flies per 100 grams So, if you’ve eaten figs and ketchup, you have almost definitely eaten both wasps …

Other views: Know how that chicken got to your table?

… with a mixture of gases. Improvements in the lives of egg-laying hens show how much difference the public can make. After a campaign by the Humane Society of the U.S. in 2008, California voters passed an initiative, which went into effect this January, requiring hens be raised in environments where they can move about freely. Animal advocates and farmers are still fighting over precisely what is required, but the hens are already better off. Michigan, Oregon, Ohio and Washington followed with …

Meet the Butcher—and Former Vegetarian—Who Now Specializes in Humane Slaughter | TakePart

… and requires that cattle, pork, and other livestock be “rendered insensible to pain” before death. (Chickens and turkeys are not covered under the law.) Unsurprisingly, plenty of players in the food chain aren’t satisfied with the USDA’s concept of humane—even if the Temple Grandin–designed Animal Welfare Audit has become the industry standard. But just as some farmers have pushed beyond the USDA standards for organic agriculture, others are taking the idea of humane slaughter well …

Being a teen vegetarian doesn’t limit options – Entertainment & Life – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

… farmers overfeed their chickens or pump steroids into them so the breasts have more meat. They grow so fat that they can no longer walk. Most of us never think about that while chowing down on a pack of McNuggets. For some vegetarians, giving up meat doesn’t have to be about loving animals. Choosing alternative protein sources could be about just trying to eat healthier or lose weight. Ryley Roesch, a 15-year-old sophomore at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, has been a vegetarian for seven …

A tomato tart satisfies a craving when the air turns chilly — and then when the sun returns

… exactly lining up with nature. As with so much produce, I much prefer in-season, local tomatoes over the from-far-away ones I’m seeing in grocery stores now. But even those from nearby that are just starting to show up in farmers markets are the hothouse variety and not nearly as flavorful as those we’ll see in July, August and beyond. The little tomato plants in my garden, meanwhile, were finally starting to make some progress before we got a few days of cold rain, which seemed to make …

Thinking outside the box: farmers could make more money switching from cattle to carbon

Changing cattle fields to forests is a cheap way of tackling climate change and saving species threatened with extinction, a new study has found. Researchers from leading universities, including the University of Sheffield, carried out a survey of carbon stocks, biodiversity and economic values from one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems, the western Andes of Colombia. The main use of land in communities is cattle farming, but the study found farmers could make the same or more …

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