Barbecue

SOLVED: The whole meat gives you cancer thingy…

beer and barbeque

The Economist reports on?the?solution to the whole meat gives you cancer palaver…add beer.

GRILLING meat gives it great flavour. This taste, though, comes at a price, since the process creates molecules called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which damage DNA and thus increase the eater?s chances of developing colon cancer. For those who think barbecues one of summer?s great delights, that is a shame. But a group of researchers led by Isabel Ferreira of the University of Porto, in Portugal, think they have found a way around the problem. When barbecuing meat, they suggest, you should add beer. ? Read more »

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Great news, beer-soaked meat is good for you

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What wonderful news, beer-soaked meat actually turns out to be good for you.

GRILLING meat gives it great flavour. This taste, though, comes at a price, since the process creates molecules called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which damage DNA and thus increase the eater?s chances of developing colon cancer. For those who think barbecues one of summer?s great delights, that is a shame. But a group of researchers led by Isabel Ferreira of the University of Porto, in Portugal, think they have found a way around the problem. When barbecuing meat, they suggest, you should add beer.? Read more »

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Meat is meat isn’t it? Fancy a bit of fox or rat?

There has been a crack down in China on dodgy meat vendors. Can’t see what?the?problem is…I’ve blogged about eating guinea pigs before…rats aren’t too far off that. I ate rats in?Thailand…off a bbq on the side of the road. Very tasty.

Chinese police have arrested 904 people and seized 20,000 tonnes of illegal products since the turn of the year, in an investigation into “meat-related offences” which revealed fox, mink and rat meat all being passed off as mutton.

Suspects in Baotou produced fake beef and lamb jerky from duck meat and sold it to markets in 15 provinces. Levels of E coli in the product “seriously exceeded standards”, the country’s Public Security Ministry said.? Read more »

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Meat Is Good

 

Bio-printed meat is in the pipeline

According to?Cnet, billionaire Peter Thiel is directing between $250,000 to $350,000 from his?philanthropic foundation?toward Missouri-based?Modern Meadow?to create the bio-printed meat.

The company hopes to use the same technologies developed to create medical-grade tissues to bring food to the world?s dinner tables (or barbecues).

?Don’t know if it is going to catch on but any meat is good meat.
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