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    United Poultry Concerns 20 May 2011 Flesh from the Lab: Read, Listen, Weigh In The current New Yorker magazine (May 23) has an article titled Test-tube
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      United Poultry Concerns
      20 May 2011

      Flesh from the Lab: Read, Listen, Weigh In

      The current New Yorker magazine (May 23) has an article titled "Test-tube
      Burgers: How long will it be before you can eat meat that was made in a lab?"
      The author, Michael Specter, was interviewed on National Public Radio's Fresh
      Air on Wednesday, May 18.

      Specter's interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air is online at
      where you can listen to it, download the podcast, read the
      transcript, and comment underneath the article on the NPR website page.

      Read a summary of Specter's New Yorker article at

      The film Forks Over Knives is now playing in many major cities throughout the
      US. It looks at the work of Caldwell Esselstyn and T Colin Campbell who
      champion plant-based diets. While Esselstyn focuses more on heart disease,
      Campbell's work has demonstrated that animal protein, regardless of fat,
      encourages the growth of cancerous tumors.

      Film critic Roger Ebert's review of Forks Over Knives says the film has made
      him switch to a plant-based diet. Read the review at
      Ebert writes: "What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian
      diet based on whole foods."

      Find out where Forks Over Knives is playing at http://ForksOverKnives.com.

      UPC thanks Karen Dawn of DawnWatch (http://www.DawnWatch.com) for letting us
      know about Roger Ebert's review and about Terry Gross's Fresh Air interview
      with Michael Specter on May 18. UPC president Karen Davis posted this Comment
      under the Fresh Air article:

      "Terry Gross is to be commended for inviting Michael Specter of The New Yorker
      to discuss test-tube meat on Fresh Air, particularly as the discussion stressed
      the horrible lives chickens and other animals are enduring in order to fill
      people's stomachs with muscles made of misery. As Specter says, test-tube meat
      may sound creepy, but the way animals are being raised for food is inherently
      creepy. The majority of chickens and other animals raised for food never set
      foot on the earth, never experience the healing gift of space, never feel a
      refreshing breeze in their entire lives. If I have a complaint, it's the
      suggestion that protein is synonymous with animal protein, which is not true.
      As well, many of America's current health problems are directly related to
      protein overdose. And as one comment notes, the muscles of the animals people
      are eating are intentionally kept unexercised so the flesh will be soft. All
      animals industrially raised for food are "veal" calves in this respect. Keeping
      animals severely crowded and unable to move is one way to insure their muscles
      will not develop normally." Karen Davis, President, United Poultry Concerns

      United Poultry Concerns is a nonprofit organization that promotes the
      compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.
      Don't just switch from beef to chicken. Go Vegan.
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