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Jan 1, 2013 — Coffee, wine, beer and cocktails were popular topics on The Salt in 2012, as well as weightier matters like organic food, genetically modified seeds, and the paleo diet.
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Aug 20, 2012 — There are many informational graphics demonstrating the environmental impact of beef consumption. But a lot of the numbers just don't match up. As it turns out, calculating what goes into (and comes out of) a cow is not an exact science.
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Jul 5, 2012 — The Chinese women's Olympic volleyball coach blamed his team's recent losses on their lack of access to safe meat while on the road. A lot of meat that's served in China is tainted with a chemical that's also considered a performance-enhancing drug.
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Jun 29, 2012 — Although outdoor ads have been around since ancient Egypt, they really took off after the Interstate Highway System was born in the 1950s. And, what better way to entice the captive audience in the car than to advertise beef on a billboard?
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Jun 28, 2012 — The beef industry is shaped like a bottle: It starts at the bottom with 750,000 small ranches and ends with just four meatpacking plants processing about 82 percent of the beef we eat.
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Jun 27, 2012 — Some 39 percent of Americans polled in a recent survey said they eat less meat now than they did three years ago. Health experts say that's a sign that Americans' attitudes about consuming meat are changing.
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Jun 27, 2012 — Americans eat more meat than almost anyone else in the world, but habits are starting to change. We explore some of the meat trends and changes in graphs and charts.
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Jun 26, 2012 — Thanks to American wealth and ingenuity, we're a nation of meat eaters. But that's not the whole story. Over the years, we've made access to land near cities affordable to farmers, and created a cheap market for beef and chicken.
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Jun 25, 2012 — Scientists agree we evolved to eat meat, but some of us may be pushing the limits of consumption. Paleo diet enthusiasts believe meals should be more like early man's, but modern doctors disagree.
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