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Rappler's latest stories on meat


Luzon has oversupply of frozen chicken, pork due to coronavirus pandemic

Jul 07, 2020 - 2:41 PM

Data from the National Meat Inspection Service showed that from June 24, 2019 to June 22, 2020, the combined inventory of frozen dressed chicken in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon surged by 60%, while local production soared by 156.44%

Plant-based luncheon meat is coming to the Philippines

Jun 05, 2020 - 8:00 AM

OmniPork's vegan version of luncheon meat will be imported by Prime Pacific Foods

Germany moves to 'clean up' meat industry after virus outbreaks

May 20, 2020 - 11:10 PM

Concern mounts after several German slaughterhouses were hit with coronavirus outbreaks, prompting fresh scrutiny over hygiene and working conditions

Members of a coronavirus testing station stand on the factory premises of the Westfleisch meat processing company in Hamm, western Germany, on May 10, 2020, as all workers of the company have to be tested on the novel coronavirus after a spike in cases at their slaughterhouse. - Local authorities in the western federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia announced on May 8, 2020 that reopening plans were postponed and an "emergency mechanism" would come into effect due to high infection rates in the region. Many of the Westfleisch company's workers, partially originating from Eastern Europe and housed in shared accomodation, were tested positive on the novel coronavirus that can cause the COVID-19 disease. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP)

Costco latest to limit meat purchases after U.S. plant shutdowns

May 06, 2020 - 9:15 AM

There is rising demand for meat in the United States during the coronavirus lockdown, but the industry faces challenges on the supply side

COSTCO. A Costco store in Michigan. Photo from Shutterstock

U.S. meat plants close, but supply strong for grilling season

Apr 16, 2020 - 10:05 AM

The United States Department of Agriculture says it is 'closely monitoring' for meat shortages and there are not yet any widespread disruptions

Customers in gloves and masks shop as a store associate (back L) cleans the meat case at the Local Market Foods store in Chicago, Illinois, on April 8, 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP)

Meat shortage looms in April if checkpoint issues persist

Mar 20, 2020 - 8:30 PM

The Philippine Association of Meat Processors says checkpoints should allow vehicles transporting raw materials to pass through

Philippines lifts ban on Fukushima meat, agriculture imports

Jan 09, 2020 - 8:10 PM

'We hope that safe food from Fukushima as well as other parts of Japan will reach many people in the Philippines,' says Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi

BAN LIFTED. This file photo shows a beef rancher feed hay to cattle at the M Ranch in Nihonmatsu city in Fukushima prefecture, 50km west of the striken nuclear power plant. File photo by Shingo Ito/AFP

Meat processors organization urges members to stop buying local pork

Oct 29, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The Philippine Association of Meat Processors also urges authorities to randomly test pork for African swine fever in the Visayas and Mindanao

Fewer Christmas ham seen as PH combats African swine fever

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Philippine Association of Meat Processors says some of its members have decided to scale down output in view of the uncertain business environment brought about by African swine fever

KFC to test meatless chicken at Georgia restaurant

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Complimentary samples of the new product, which was developed in partnership with Beyond Meat and is dubbed 'Beyond Fried Chicken,' will be available at the KFC in Smyrna, Georgia

COLOGNE, GERMANY - September 8, 2016: KFC fast food restaurant. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is the world's second largest restaurant chain with almost 20,000 locations globally.

Can we eat meat and still tame global warming?

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:51 PM

'What we've pointed out on the basis of scientific evidence is that there are certain diets that have a lower carbon footprint,' says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change co-chair Jim Skea

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This is called 'in vitro agriculture'

Hamburger. Image from Shutterstock

Luncheon meat seized at Clark airport tainted with African swine fever virus

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:39 AM

The Bureau of Animal Industry says its findings serve as 'a warning for the industry and an acknowledgment of the catastrophic threat on our doorstep'

TAINTED MEAT. This branch of luncheon meat tests positive for African swine fever virus, according to the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry. Photo from the official Facebook page of Manny Piñol

Rescue of 200 dogs destined for slaughterhouse begins in South Korea

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:53 AM

About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat – invariably boiled for tenderness – believed to increase energy

Members of the Humane Society International (HSI) carry dogs in crates for transport at a dog farm during a rescue event, involving the closure of the farm organised by the HSI, in Hongseong on February 13, 2019. This farm is a combined dog meat and puppy mill business with almost 200 dogs and puppies on site. HSI provides a solution to help dog meat farmers give up their business as a growing number of South Koreans oppose the cruelty of the dog meat industry.  Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet – study

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:12 PM

The key is a dramatic shift in the global diet – roughly half as much sugar and red meat, and twice as many vegetables, fruits and nuts

3 arrested for transporting dog meat in Batangas

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Over 600 kilograms of slaughtered dogs were seized from a van in Lemery, Batangas

CONFISCATED. A van-load of dogmeat confiscated by the police of Lemery, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Lemery PNP

LOOK: Cooking pinakbet under sizzling inflation

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Love vegetable dishes like pinakbet? Rappler breaks down how much you need to buy the ingredients amid high inflation.

Arroyo 'not advocating' lower tariffs on meat

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it

INFLATION WOES. Speaker Gloria Arroyo clarifies she does not support reducing taxes on imported meat products to help ease inflation. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

RAPPLER RECIPES: Tofu and green bean stir fry

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:35 PM

An easy to make vegetarian meal or side dish

We visit one of Manila’s best meat smokers

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Smoke’n Sweets’ kitchen is a smoke-infused Valhalla

Dogs, cats slaughtered: 'Extreme' markets horrify activists

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Animal activists urge for the shut down of markets in Indonesia, where live dogs and cats are butchered and blow-torched alive

ANIMAL CRUELTY. A dog waits for slaughter at the Langowan market, before he was rescued by DMFI. Photo from DMFI

600 kilos of dog meat intercepted in Batangas

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Police say the dog meat trader pays P70 for each dog, then sells the meat to Baguio restaurants for P120 to P150 per kilo

#PugadBaboy: Non Verbal Cues

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM

FAST FACTS: How much meat does the Filipino consume?

Apr 14, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Most Catholics in the Philippines abstain from eating meat during the Holy Week

MEAT CONSUMPTION. Latest OECD data showed that a Filipino consumes an average of 28.8 kilos of meat yearly.

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Apr 12, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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China lifts ban on Brazilian meat imports – Brazil minister

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:15 PM

China will keep in place only its import restrictions on meat from 21 plants under investigation over the tainted meat scandal says Brazil s agriculture minister

UNDER SCRUTINY. View of meat and by-products for sale at a butcher's shop, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 20, 2017.  Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Small steps towards a healthier life

Jan 31, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Simple changes can lead to big differences in your life

How food ‘innovations’ lead to a better you

Jan 18, 2017 - 1:37 PM

New products like Quorn are helping us rethink food – how we find it make it and eat it

INNOVATION. Enjoy your favorite meat dishes the healthy way without compromising taste.

Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The study finds that people who ate more saturated and trans fats had higher mortality rates than those who got the same number of calories from carbs

US rocker Meat Loaf 'recovering well' after collapse on stage in Canada

Jun 18, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Meat Loaf is okay after collapsing due to severe dehydration near the end of his concert

MEAT LOAF. After collapsing mid-way through a concert in Canada, rocker Meat Loaf is recovering. File photo shows Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, at the IJsselhallen in Zwolle, The Netherlands, in May 2013. Photo by Ferdy Damman/EPA

US rocker Meat Loaf collapses on stage in Canada

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Video captured on news sites shows Meat Loaf collapsing in the middle of his concert in Edmonton Canada

MEAT LOAF. File photo shows the rocker performing in Zwolle, The Netherlands in 2013. Photo by Ferdy Damman/EPA

Meat and climate change: What's the connection?

Jun 12, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Before biting into that juicy burger be aware of how meat production and consumption contributes to climate change

CONVERSATION: #WorldMeatFreeDay, your diet, and climate change

Jun 11, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Climate change is a very real threat but you can do something about it – starting with what you eat

Gov't loses bid to revoke 2009 compromise deal with Sabido

Apr 18, 2016 - 1:22 AM

The Sandiganbayan says the government is already bound by the commitment made in 2009 despite the claim of current PCGG leaders that the agreement was a midnight deal

UNDUE HASTE. THE PCGG's new leaders are questioning the actions of its former chairperson and commissioner, arguing that the compromise agreement was a midnight deal done during the last days of the Arroyo administration. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Sandiganbayan asked to block gov't bid to nullify Pimeco deal

Feb 08, 2016 - 1:38 AM

Peter Sabido ex majority shareholder of the sequestered firm argues that the government is bound by a previous agreement

You can thaw and refreeze meat: 5 food safety myths busted

Jan 11, 2016 - 2:36 PM

What are some of those food safety myths we’ve long come to believe that aren’t actually true?

Indonesians' new love for steak means increased greenhouse gas emissions

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Emissions are predicted to jump dramatically as demand skyrockets since the livestock sector is a major contributor to climate change – accounting for 14 5 of the total global amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by human activity

LOVE FOR STEAK. Indonesians' growing love for meat means more greenhouse gas emissions from the country of 250 million people. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

Oct 30, 2015 - 8:31 AM

Meat producers slam the report with Australia s agriculture minister calling it a farce and the North American Meat Institute NAMI saying IARC tortured the data to ensure a specific outcome

NO NEED TO GIVE UP MEAT. A picture shows traditional 'porchetta' and sausages on a delicatessen stall at the Campo di Fiori food market, in central Rome, on November 4, 2014. File Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Indonesia to join TPP, US warships near China

Oct 28, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include orangutans endangered by the haze and the dipping of equities as Asia awaits central bank meetings

Presiden Amerika Barack Obama menemui Presiden Joko Widodo di Ruang Oval Gedung Putih di Washington DC, Amerika Serikat, 26 October 2015 waktu setempat. FotoL EPA/Martin H. Simon

Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Some specialists insist the report is no reason to drop steak from the menu though it is probably wise for big eaters of it to cut back

UN agency: Eating sausages, ham, 'probably' red meat causes cancer

Oct 26, 2015 - 7:12 PM

The findings support recommendations to limit intake of meat says the International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC

CANCER-CAUSING, SAYS W.H.O. A picture shows traditional 'porchetta' and sausages on a delicatessen stall at the Campo di Fiori food market, in central Rome, on November 4, 2014. Andreas Solaro/AFP

PH's Monde Nissin buys meat-alternative producer Quorn

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED Henry Sy led BDO Unibank Inc which played a major role in the 831 million deal to acquire Quorn Foods is bullish about Monde Nissin s global expansion

The wRap Indonesia: Justice for mass killing victims, Rohingya rape allegations

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Indonesia commemorates 50 years since the events that triggered mass killings against communists Rohingya women accuse Aceh men of sexually abusing them and other top stories from Indonesia and around the world

PERSECUTION. Rohingyas persecuted in Myanmar have been forced to leave their homes in search of safety. File photo by EPA

Clubbed to death, blowtorched: Indonesia’s dog-eating culture

Sep 30, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Yanked by their necks dogs are clubbed on the head until they are unconscious before they are thrown to the floor and blowtorched to death Other dogs are still moving while they are being burned alive

DOG TORTURE. Dogs are clubbed to death before being blowtorched in Indonesia where dog meat is considered a delicacy. Screenshot from video

Indonesia among the lowest meat-eaters in the world

Sep 06, 2015 - 3:43 PM

Nomura a financial services group based in Asia found that in countries where people have more money they tend to consume more meat

SHORT FILM: Fleshly Meat Pies

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:00 PM

A bullied boy hires a murderer to put an end to his misery and classmates

Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

Jun 22, 2015 - 2:52 PM

About 10 animal rights activists unfurled banners outside the Yulin government headquarters before a group of 20 men came and chased them off

SELLING DOGS. Vendors wait for people to buy dogs in a market of Yulin city, southern China's Guangxi province, June 20, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Chinese woman pays to rescue 100 dogs from meat festival – report

Jun 21, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Animal loving Yang Xiaoyun paid about 7 000 yuan US 1 100 to save around 100 dogs in the southern city of Yulin

DOG IN DANGER. In this file photo, a dog vendor lifts up a dog to protest against animal rights activists coming to block a local dog meat festival in Yulin city, Guizhou province, China, June 20, 2014. Li Ke/EPA

Philippine inflation unlikely to go lower than 1.6%

Jun 07, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Economists cite the good and the bad of inflation hitting a 20 year low

GOOD AND BAD. The lower-than-expected Philippine inflation rate in May has its positive and negative implications, economists say. File photo by Rappler