Canadian researchers create new form of cultivated meat
(McMaster University) Researchers at Canada's McMaster University have developed a new form of cultivated meat using a method that promises more natural flavour and texture than other alternatives to traditional meat from animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First commercial sale of cell-cultured meat Could Make Industrial Animal Farming Obsolete
Here’s a technology designed to rehumanize us, putting mankind’s brilliance and ingenuity in service to our gentler side. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pay  rise immediately would reassure undervalued staff to stay in NHS
A huge majority of NHS staff say the government doesn’t value their extraordinary efforts ​during the pandemic, according to a UNISON survey​ published today (Monday). As health workers come under increasing strain because of the​ rise in infections and hospital admissions,​ many say they are considering their future in the NHS, the survey finds. More than 10,000 health service staff from across the UK took part in the research, which has also been used as part of evidence submitted by UNISON to the NHS pay review body. The union is calling on the government to give all...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K government pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible. The letter to Boris Johnson – signed by the heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives – says “hospitals are stretched to the limit”, with many “demoralised and traumatised” staff facing burnout, such is the pressure they’re under. The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Science finds simple way to make lamb leaner
Scientists based at Rothamsted and the University of Bristol Veterinary School have found a clear link between the weight of lambs early in their life and meat quality – which is good news for consumers, farmers, and the environment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

No spread of bird flu in poultry in Delhi, all samples taken from Ghazipur market negative: Official
Civic authorities had on Wednesday imposed a temporary ban on sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in view of the bird flu situation here. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
Title: Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain TumorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The meat of the matter: Environmental dissemination of beef cattle agrochemicals
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) A recent Point of Reference article, " The meat of the matter: Environmental dissemination of beef cattle agrochemicals, " published inEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry, points at synthetic chemical cocktails being emitted from cattle feed yards into the environment and how they can impact our ecosystem and our health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Toxin in Undercooked Meat Shows Links to Rare Brain Tumors
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- A foodborne pathogen may be linked to a type of rare brain cancer in adults, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who have glioma are more likely to have antibodies to toxoplasma gondii than a similar group... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘ I can ’ t afford to retire ’ – why carers need a living wage
Care workers have quietly kept the country running for decades, overworked and underpaid. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced carers into life-threatening working conditions, and UNISON is fighting to raise their wages. Sian Stockham works as a carer for people with learning disabilities in Abergaveny, Wales, and also as a support worker in a reablement and rehabilitation resource centre. She said: “I’m lucky to have a job, and one that I love. There is absolutely no work that is more important – caring for people like you would your own and making them comfortable in some of the hardest moments of...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 8, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article care care workers Clap for Carers social care Source Type: news

Archaeology: sharing leftover meat may have contributed to early dog domestication
(Scientific Reports) Humans feeding leftover lean meat to wolves during harsh winters may have had a role in the early domestication of dogs, towards the end of the last ice age (14,000 to 29,000 years ago), according to a study published inScientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning: Does eating meat raise diabetes risk? What the research says
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by unstable blood sugar levels. Poor dietary decisions can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes and evidence highlights the dangers of red meat consumption. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Together we will get through this
This is such a difficult time for all of us. There are now lockdowns and severe restrictions on everyone’s daily lives in all four nations of the UK. No one can pretend that this latest series of lockdowns to fight the latest COVID surge is going to be any easier than the others – if anything, at this time of year with the short, cold days, it’s going to be even harder. We also know what to expect this time around. But there’s one massive positive difference as we enter 2021 and that’s the vaccine program that is already underway. Two vaccines being rolled out which gives us all genuine hope t...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 5, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Covid-19 dave prentis Source Type: news

Library staff ‘ scared and stressed ’ about working through lockdown
As the third lockdown comes into force in England, library workers again find themselves being asked to maintain library services. This time in the face of a highly transmissible COVID-19 variant. UNISON’s position is that public libraries should close completely. However, Westminster guidelines state that libraries can still provide some library services such as access to IT and click and collect. UNISON believes that even these limited services expose library workers and users to unnecessary risks and should be halted while national restrictions remain in place. UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said: &l...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 5, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article libraries Source Type: news

Close nurseries to all except vulnerable and key-worker children
Pre-schools including nurseries must be closed except to educate the children of key workers and those who are vulnerable, says UNISON today (Tuesday). The union is urging the government to reconsider its decision to keep early-years establishments open​, despite concerns over a new Covid strain. Early-years staff should also be made a priority for vaccination and mass testing says UNISON, and employees should not be expected to go into work until these safety measures are put in place. In addition, the union says protection must be extended to employees in schools open for the children of key wo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 5, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

How to live longer: Replacing red meat with plant foods could extend your life expectancy
LONG life expectancy could be achieved by following a plant-based diet, according to a recent study. The researchers found replacing red meat with beans, nuts or soy may be associated with a modestly reduced risk of coronary heart disease . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ministers must delay school reopening by a fortnight, says UNISON
The government must delay the reopening of all schools in England by two weeks to minimise the spread of Covid-19, UNISON says. The union is joining with other education unions in demanding that remote learning should be introduced for pupils of primary schools across the country, in line with the delay for secondary schools. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “The Government must act decisively now by delaying the start of term for all schools by two weeks because of spiralling infection rates. Education should move online except for vulnerable children and those of key workers. “UNISON has been calli...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 2, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

DON'T ASK, JUST EAT! Lab-made Franken-meat contains fake blood, fat and muscle... and what else?
(Natural News) That’s correct. You read it right. Fake steak-looking meat made in laboratories will soon be jiggling on restaurant plates next to that baked potato. The fake steaks are literally printed to look just like popular cuts of meat, but they’re not. So what the heck are they? Powerful 3-D printers are making steaks,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reopening delay is sensible to make school mass testing work, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcement by education secretary Gavin Williamson that reopening will be delayed by a fortnight for many schools, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said today (Wednesday): “Everyone agrees it’s important for schools and colleges to open but it can’t be at any expense when infections are rising. “This delay for secondary schools is a sensible decision, giving more time to organise mass testing effectively to limit the spread. Primary and early years reopening should also be delayed because social distancing isn’t really possible. “Ministers should also ensure...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 30, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

New U.S. dietary guidelines emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat
New dietary guidelines released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services urge increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meat. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Going Vegetarian Lower Kids' Asthma Risk?
MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 -- Compounds in meat may trigger wheezing in some children that can potentially lead to asthma or other respiratory conditions, a new study suggests. These compounds, called advanced glycation end products (AGEs), are released... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis: Will eating meat make my symptoms worse? What the research says
RHEUMATOID arthritis is an inflammatory condition that can cause painful joint symptoms. Mounting research suggests going plant-based may counter the inflammation associated with arthritis, although the findings are not conclusive. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The plant-based meat industry has grown into a $20 billion business
Demand for meat alternatives has grown and will continue to rise, but the industry still has hurdles to overcome in different parts of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to avoid food poisoning: Top tips on how to avoid food poisoning on Christmas day
HOW TO avoid food poisoning: Food poisoning is an awful condition no one wants to have to deal with more even more so on Christmas day. What are the top tips when it comes to preparing meat, dairy and cleaning to avoid food poisoning on Christmas day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schools committee raises issues over English testing plans
UNISON’s national schools committee for England, together with representatives of the union’s further education committee, met with Department for Education (DfE) and NHS test and trace officials yesterday to discuss the government’s plans for mass testing of school staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges in England in January. Among many issues, the committee highlighted concerns about the reliability of the proposed tests, numbers and roles of staff that would be involved, potential increased workloads, proper training, availability of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), face cov...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 23, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Covid-19 school staff schools Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Mung beans contain many powerful properties to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is greatly affected by what one eats. A diet high in salt and processed meats will make the condition far worse. Adding more mung beans however will help to lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON sends a very public festive ‘thank you’ to its 1.3m members
UNISON is sending a festive message to every public service worker this week, in the form of newspaper adverts thanking them for the many ways they have supported our communities this year. The adverts list how our union’s 1.3million public service “stars” have kept our streets safe, our hospitals running, our rubbish collected, our power on, our elderly looked after and our communities cared for. And they tell our members and the public that, “We’re proud to represent 1.3 million public service stars.” The ads will appear in The Guardian and the Metro papers nationwide, plus T...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 21, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News Covid-19 membership Source Type: news

Vegetarian health and nutrition: 7 Nutrients you can't get from plants
(Natural News) Eating only plant-based foods as a vegan or vegetarian confers numerous health benefits, including improved heart health and a decreased risk of various diseases. But humans have been eating both plants and meat for thousands of years. In fact, many nutrients that are important for overall health can only be found in meat, fish and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A no-meat diet everywhere will not solve the climate crisis
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) Scientists argue Authors further argue that a singular focus on negative livestock-related environmental impacts ignores the critical but more positive role livestock play in ecosystem services, income and asset provision or insurance in low- and middle-income countries. It also overlooks more systemic questions about how animals are raised. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Social Media Messages Can Lower People's Meat Intake
MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2020 -- One way to to influence meat consumption -- and perhaps curb climate change -- is through social media messaging, according to a new study that used Facebook Messenger. " The results of the research are really encouraging, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fish diets instead of meat cut heart attack risk by 30 percent
CUTTING out meat and choosing fish instead could slash the risk of suffering a heart attack by almost a third, a study suggests. Researchers found pescatarians were 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack and had a 22 percent lower chance of heart failure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannibal sandwich scare: Wisconsin officials urge families to pass on holiday tradition of eating raw meat
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is urging residents to put down the cannibal sandwiches, also known as raw meat sandwiches... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DHS: Pass on traditional 'Cannibal Sandwiches' this holiday season - Channel3000.com
DHSMADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is urging Wisconsinites to pass on eating raw meat sandwiches, which many... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bats are still on the menu and for sale at markets in Indonesia, despite their link to COVID-19
Experts are worried about the transmission of the coronavirus and other diseases at wet markets that sell the meat of exotic animals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There are lots of essential workers out there. Which ones get the vaccine first?
Who exactly counts as an essential worker? Flight attendants, pilots, mechanics and meat workers have also asked for priority in getting the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hugo Mart ín Source Type: news

‘ We ’ll fight the public sector pay freeze ’
Government plans for an ongoing public sector pay freeze will be the big issue affecting UNISON members and our public services, general secretary Dave Prentis told the national executive council (NEC) today. “It is in the DNA of the Tory party to attack public service pay and public service provision,” he told the final meeting of the year via video. “We’ve seen it ever since Margaret Thatcher.” He hit out at Tory efforts to divide and rule by setting private sector workers against their public service counterparts. “There’s no such thing as a private sector household or a public ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 10, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News dave prentis NEC pay freeze Source Type: news

CDC: Outbreak of Listeria Cases Traced to Deli Meats
Hospitalized victims in three states reported eating Italian-style cold cuts; one person died in Florida ... In October, the CDC identified Italian-style deli meats as the likely source, but health... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 10, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More Plant Foods, Less Red Meat May Cut Heart Disease Risk
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 -- Substituting high-quality plant foods such as legumes, nuts, or soy for red meat might reduce the risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study published online Dec. 2 in The BMJ. Laila Al-Shaar, M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on global labour rights
This report highlights how much acting ethically matters. Procurers and contract managers need to seek information about workers in their supply chains and ensure that contract labour clauses are adhered to during the lifespan of the contract.” Of respondents, 74% felt that the pandemic will have a long-term negative effect on procurement. While UNISON works to ease the pressures on members, the union also wants to support efforts to ensure that products used by public service workers in the UK do not jeopardise workers’ rights abroad. This is UNISON’s second research report on pu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 8, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article international modern slavery procurement Source Type: news

Get Rid of Red Meat to Help Your Heart: Study
Title: Get Rid of Red Meat to Help Your Heart: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Get Rid of Red Meat to Help Your Heart: Study
  MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 -- Another study has confirmed what scientists have long known -- eating a lot of red meat may be bad for your heart. On the other hand, opting for plant-based proteins instead of ordering a steak may boost your... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

If we can grow cruelty-free meat in a lab, what is there to beef about? | Barbara Ellen
Science is forcing vegans and vegetarians who demand others join them to think againWith the developments in laboratory-cultured meat, vegetarians and vegans need to ask themselves: is it still about animal welfare or is it about stopping people eating meat?Cultured meat, produced in bioreactors from muscle cells taken from live animals, has beenapproved for the first time by a regulatory authority. “Chicken bites” by San Francisco startup Eat Just have been approved for sale by the Singapore Food Agency. It’s a landmark moment that could lead to a revolution in “kind/clean” meat, significantl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Barbara Ellen Tags: Meat Food Meat industry Farming Environment Food science Veganism Vegetarianism Source Type: news

What's the point of lab-grown meat when we can simply eat more vegetables? | Jenny Kleeman
The corporate race for cultured protein rests on a view of human beings as greedy and incapable of changeThe stuff of science fiction has landed on our plates. Meat grown in a lab, instead of inside the body of an animal, has beenapproved for sale for the first time. The Singapore Food Agency has given regulatory approval to Eat Just ’s “chicken bites”, grown from the cells of a chicken that’s still flapping its wings. The US startup took a biopsy of cells from a live chicken, bathed them in a nutrient medium and grew them in a bioreactor, where they grew exponentially until the meat was harvested, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Kleeman Tags: Meat Vegetarianism Meat industry Environment Farming Food Chicken Singapore US news Science Source Type: news

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2021
UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation mean that some seats on elected bodies are reserved for women and low-paid members, so that the make-up fairly represents the wider union. This includes the national executive council (NEC). The definition of low-paid reflects the median gross weekly earnings for all jobs – full time or part time – and is revised each year. The median gross weekly earnings figure for 2020 has been calculated in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings at £479.10, which remains unchanged since last year, partly because of the impact of furlough during...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - December 2, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article democracy low-paid NEC proportionality Source Type: news

Singapore becomes first country to approves sales of lab-made meat. Singapore is moving quickly to allow the sale of cultured meat, a...
The product, created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, will debut as a chicken bite with breading and seasoning... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No-kill, lab-grown meat to go on sale for first time
Singapore’s approval of chicken cells grown in bioreactors is seen as landmark moment across industry (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile Dysfunction: The Foods You Eat May Affect Your Risk
Men who ate a diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and unsaturated fats, and low in meats and whole-fat dairy, had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Diet and Nutrition Impotence Source Type: news

Green Mediterranean Diet May Be Even Healthier
TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 -- A green Mediterranean diet, containing even more plant matter and very little red meat or poultry, may be even better for cardiometabolic health than the traditional Mediterranean diet, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Domestic abuse is a workplace issue
UNISON Northern Ireland’s Women’s Committee have been busy preparing for the 16 days of action to end violence against women. To mark International End Violence Against Women and Girls Day, UNISON Northern Ireland Women’s Committee hosted an online event ‘Normal was never good enough’, where they discussed domestic abuse as a workplace issue. The 16 days of action run from International End Violence Against Women and Girls Day on 25 November up until 10 December. According to Women’s Aid, more than 1 in 5 employed women are experiencing domestic abuse. UNISON Northern Ireland has set up ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 27, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article domestic abuse Northern Ireland women's committee Source Type: news