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  Meat - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The use of other meats, such as venison, the meat of small game animals and a few other mammals, and even the meat of certain reptiles and amphibians, is not uncommon.
In recent years, forms of imitation meat have been created to satisfy some vegetarians' taste for the flavour and texture of meat, and there is speculation about the possibility of growing in vitro meat from animal tissue.
Some types of meat are taboo for certain religions (such as pork or beef) while others are due to their association as pets in those countries, with the notable exception of rabbits in the West.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Meat   (464 words)

 Meat - the large food & drink encyclopedia
Meat is animal flesh (mainly muscle tissue) used as food, sometimes with the exception of fish, other seafood, and poultry.
The use of meat from other mammals is much less common, although nearly every animal that lives has probably been used for human food at one time.
What meats are used and the way they are cooked depends on the availability and cuisine.
www.netmoon.com /recipes/encyclopedia/m/meat.html   (350 words)

 Ambedkar's Writings-Untouchability, The Dead Cow And The Brahmin
The sparrow, the Plava, the Hamsa, the Brahmani duck, the village-cock, the Sarasa crane, the Raggudal, the woodpecker, the parrot, and the starling.
Meat can never be obtained without injury to living creatures, and injury to sentient beings is detrimental to (the attainment of) heavenly bliss; let him therefore shun (the use of) meat.
The consumption of meat (is befitting) for scrifices,' that is declared to be a rule made by the gods, but to persist (in using it) on other (occasions) is said to be a proceeding worthy of Rakshasas.
www.countercurrents.org /dalit-ambekarbeef050703.htm   (10407 words)

 Beef - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Beef is a taboo meat in a number of religions, most notably Hinduism.
By contrast, beef is one of the principal meats used in European cuisine and cuisine of the Americas, and is important in Africa, East Asia, and Southeast Asia as well.
Other beef variety meats include the tongue, which is usually sliced for sandwiches in Western cooking; tripe from the stomach; various glands—particularly the pancreas and thyroid—referred to as sweetbreads; the heart, the brain, the liver, the kidneys; and the tender testicles of the bull commonly known as "beef balls", "calf fries", or "Rocky Mountain oysters."
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Beef   (1162 words)

 Lean future for bush meat
The use of and trade in bush meat is believed to be one of the greatest direct causes of the decline of wild animal populations in many parts of Africa.
Bush meat affects a wide range of communities, from traditional hunter/ gatherers, rural farming and herding communities, as well as urban centres in the region.
For example, bush meat was found to be much cheaper than domestic meat in six of the seven countries surveyed, with bush meat being 75% cheaper than domestic meat in Zimbabwe.
www.traffic.org /bushmeat   (933 words)

 WELCOME - www.jainsamaj.org
172 there is no mention of a taboo on meat as long as one does dot hear, see or know that an animal is being slaughtered for his or her consumption.
Apart form this general reason there were a number of particular reasons for imposing a taboo on meat and favouring a non- meat diet.
Taboo on plough oxen and ram(Diogenes Laertius, viii.
jainsamaj.org /literature/isha3-17102.htm   (885 words)

 Cabinet Magazine Online - Recollecting the Slaughterhouse
For centuries, meat eating was considered a symbol of status and a measure of living standards.
Meat could be sold anywhere, and animals were slaughtered right in the streets without supervision or any kind of inspection.
The growing recognition of protein as a life sustaining nutrient enhanced the significance of meat consumption, not least because of its potential to extend the general life expectancy of populations, especially that of the lower classes.
www.cabinetmagazine.org /issues/4/slaughterhouse.php   (3745 words)

 Meat Diet -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
''Main article: taboo meat'' Some types of meat are taboo for certain religions (such as pork or beef) while others are due to their association as pets in those countries, with the notable exception of rabbits in the West.
Put the meat into cold water in the proportion of about a quart to every pound of meat; it should remain covered during the whole process of boiling but only just so.
Meat Loaf is known for his size (at times over 300 pounds) and manic stage presence and has suffered from a number of health problems and injuries.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/92/meat-diet.html   (1379 words)

 TAP: Vol 13, Iss. 10. The Politics of Dog. John Feffer.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
While vegetarians naturally reject meat of all kinds, the rest of America maintains some form of double standard -- chicken but not crow, beef but not horse, venison but not reindeer, lamb but not mutton, legs and wings and rumps but not hearts or lungs or tongues.
Activists are challenging the very act (meat is murder), the animals targeted (a form of fratricide), the methods of slaughter (not a pretty sight), and the purported spread of the custom to the United States (where it is difficult to separate fact from urban myth).
While dog is usually listed as the fourth most popular meat in Korea after beef, pork, and chicken, the government banned sales of all "foods deemed unsightly" during the 1988 Olympics in Seoul so as not to give foreigners the wrong impression of Korean culture.
www.prospect.org /print/V13/10/feffer-j.html   (2062 words)

 Taboo page
For example, Maoris (Polynesian New Zealanders) are said to have had a taboo on cutting trees to build canoes such that before any tree was cut the boat builder had to give a feast to "propitiate the spirits" of the tree.
This taboo turns out to be rational as a means of protecting the forest.
Christian missionaries tended to condemn all taboos in societies outside Europe as being "pagan" or "satanic".
www.angelfire.com /mac/egmatthews/worldinfo/glossary/taboo.html   (276 words)

 WORLD FOOD HABITS BIBLIOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rising Consumption of Meat and Milk in Developing Countries Has Created a New Food Revolution.
Diet and Disease among the Milk and Meat Eating Masai Warriors of Tanganyika.
Stanford C. The Hunting Ape: Meat Eating and the Origins of Human Behavior.
lilt.ilstu.edu /rtdirks/MEAT.html   (559 words)

 NutriBase Glossary: Fish, Poultry, and Meats
Their meat is called "venison" and may be cooked by roasting.
The meat is firm and chewy, with a somewhat sweet flavor.
The flesh is mostly dark meat, and the fat is strong in flavor and aroma.
www.nutribase.com /fishmeat.shtml   (8107 words)

 Hungry enough to eat a horse? by Don Chance Issue #88
That horse meat could come in handy in times of serious and unplanned need is almost secondary to the fact that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with eating it as often as desired in non-survival situations, too.
Nutritionally, horse meat has around 40 percent fewer calories than the leanest beef, while supplying 50 percent more protein and as much as 30 percent more iron; and horse fat is considered an excellent health-conscious deep-frying alternative, especially for delicately-flavored foods that are easily overpowered by heavier oils.
Horse meat can be safely kept in the refrigerator for no more than a couple of days (about the same time as hamburger) and up to four months in the freezer (as opposed to about six months for hamburger); though thorough vacuum-packing before freezing does extend storage life.
www.backwoodshome.com /articles2/chance88.html   (1975 words)

 Conservation Implications and Conclusion
Increased numbers of hunters and traders that rely on bush meat revenues have resulted in their undertaking hunting and trading for longer periods of the year.
Traditional totem and taboo systems that reduced the use of certain species altogether are also declining in many survey areas.
Without a dynamic and proactive response to the bush meat issue in the region, it is likely that the countries of this study will loose not only a valued natural resource, but also a vital community development option.
www.traffic.org /bushmeat/conclusions.html   (805 words)

 Beef - Cuts of Beef - Corned beef - Ground beef - Roast beef - Bovine spongiform encephalopathy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Beef is one of the principal meats used in European cuisine and cuisine of the Americas, and is important in Africa, East Asia, and Southeast Asia as well.
Beef is a taboo meat in a number of religions, most notably Hinduism, whose adherents consider cows deserving of reverence.
In Judaism, beef is one of the meats considered kosher, if butchered and prepared in accordance with religious law (shechita), under the supervision of a rabbi.
www.beef.ro   (538 words)

 The Cambridge World History of Food - Japan
The number of regulated meats increased to the point that all mammals were included except whales, which, given their marine habitat, were categorized as fish.
Indeed, it was only during the fifteenth century and its aftermath that the tradition of eating both the meat and eggs of domestic fowl was revived.
This favorable natural environment and the traditional exclusion of fish from the meat taboo meant an extensive exploitation of marine resources.
www.cambridge.org /us/books/kiple/japan.htm   (6999 words)

 Taboo food and drink - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Due to philisophical differences and dietary needs among many modern Indian Hindus, all meat is considered a taboo except mutton (usually in India the goat's flesh, or sometimes sheep's flesh), chicken and fish.
Organ meats such as sweetbreads and kidney which are considered edible in other cultures are more often regarded as fit only for processing into pet food under the euphemism "meat by-products" in the United States; however, both are served in American restaurants specializing in European cusine.
Norway resumed commercial whaling of minke whales in 1993 and it is still a popular meat, especially on Norway's western coast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taboo_meat   (5090 words)

 Tirap District
She should not take the meat of eel (gnapo), tortoise (Khokhap), and crab (chan) etc. They believe that if a pregnant mother eats these items, she may suffer from severe pain during the time of delivery.
Meat of a deer carrying a baby is also not taken.
The sight of an elephant was believed to lead to the birth of a child as fat as an elephant creating problem of the womb as well as in the process delivery.
www.indianngos.com /districts/tirap.htm   (353 words)

 Gateway to Sikhism : Sikhism FAQs:What is the attitude of Sikh Faith towards non-vegetarian food?
The Gurus did not like the taboo on meat when more important things like control over desires or passion were ignored.
The position with regard to the meat of the cow or beef, is that the Sikhs do not venerate the cow like the Hindus.
However, beef is not a taboo for the Sikhs as Halal is. A non-vegetarian Sikh can take beef or pork as readily as any other meat.
allaboutsikhs.com /mansukh/076.htm   (766 words)

 Kikkoman Soy Sauce - Food Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Yet Japan was unaffected by this particular culinary aspect of China: early Japanese cooking was more strongly influenced by the injunction against eating meat that arrived with the introduction of Buddhism in the sixth century.
This meat-eating taboo came to Japan by way of China, but Buddhism was not the state religion of China, nor was it closely associated with the ruling classes, as it was in Japan.
The oldest extant records, dating from the late seventeenth century, indicate that it consisted of balls made of a paste of thrush meat, shrimp and ground walnuts, which were deep-fried in oil, then covered with a sauce thickened with kuzu (a perennial of the bean family) starch.
www.kikkoman.com /forum/015/ff015.html   (837 words)

 Food Resource [http://food.orst.edu/], Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
In addition, we are almost incapable of "tasting" without considering the input of our other senses: the sound of sizzling meat, the glowing color of a ripe fruit, the slightly oily crunch of a potato chip, the soft yielding flesh of a perfect avocado, its color blending seamlessly from jade to chartreuse.
If a cannibal was asked about the flavor of the meat, and the quality of the translation of the question and answer were adequate, the probability is still great that the cannibal would not be able to describe it well.
Although Seabrook saw the victim killed in battle, the meat he was served was that of an ape, not a man. He left Africa without achieving his goal -- and knowing that he was going to have to write up his experiences as if he had been successful.
food.oregonstate.edu /ref/culture/taboo_allen.html   (5513 words)

While it is one of the most common meats consumed by the
Other meat beasts are as dirty as pigs.
The relevance of the pork taboo for archaeologists is that the teeth of cooked pigs are highly resilient to biodegradation.
www.edinformatics.com /culinaryarts/food_encyclopedia/pork.htm   (423 words)

 Rahu Ketu B Pijan Lama Jyotisha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For example, the taboo on exotic marriages does not apply to royalty, who frequently marry foreigners to gain alliances for their tribe.
Taboos are usually necessary or inescapable items which are forbidden by the culture.
Or when a person from a culture where meat (or a particular kind of meat) is taboo, starts eating those taboo/polluted foods.
www.bena.com /sherpa1/bpa/Topics/Rahu_Ketu.htm   (11234 words)

 Ancient Egypt and pork... ? - EgyptSearch Forums
It seems fairly common knowledge among "mainstream" egyptologists that there was a taboo against the pig in upper egypt before the unification, though pork was consumed widely in lower egypt.
I think all this, taken in combo, represents as strong evidence of a general taboo against pork in Ancient Egypt as the archeological digs might be of its widespread consumption.
Even if the taboo wasn't observed at all times, in all settlements, by all the people -- the taboo was there and this is something egyptologists shouldn't play down.
www.egyptsearch.com /forums/Forum8/HTML/000580.html   (3717 words)

 OSB: Meat frary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For the most part, meat for human consumption comes from domesticated animals bred specifically for this purpose, and killed in an Slaughterhouse.
Some types of meat are taboo for certain religions (such as pork or beef) while others are due to their association as pets in those countries, with the notable exception of rabbits in the Western Culture.
Buddhist cuisine belief advises against killing animals because of the bad karma believed to be generated.
www.onesimpleband.com /meat-grinders/meat-frary.html   (572 words)

Everything new, especially foreign, was in and everything old, especially if it was indigenous, was out.The water buffalo — the mainstay of Asian agriculture for a millennia — became an embarrassment and an all-too-visible symbol of low-tech, even no-tech, present backwardness, apathy and rural poverty.
Their meat is, therefore, tough and stringy.“But when the buffalo is raised as a meat producer,” says Steane, “you get a completely different quality.
Today, Australia’s buffalo meat and milk industry is so high-tech that buffalo round-ups are often carried out by helicopter.
www.tribuneindia.com /1998/98aug29/agro.htm   (3593 words)

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