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First U.S. count finds 1 in 200 kids are vegetarian

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By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press, Jan 07, 2021

Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team — a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that’s nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian.

”I get a lot of flak for it in the locker room,” said the 16-year-old junior at Westborough High School in Massachusetts.

”All the time, my friends try to get me to eat meat and tell me how good it tastes and how much bigger I would be,” said Silverman, who is 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds. ”But for me, there’s no real temptation.”


Posted by FFC on June 10th, 2009 :: Filed under Consumers,Vegetarian
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Life on the farm no simple affair - cowhands can’t rush at huge B.C. operation

The Edmonton Journal, Wed 09 Nov 2005, By David Finlayson

EDMONTON - Being the cow boss at Canada’s largest ranch has its challenges, especially when animals are scattered over 95 kilometres one way and 50 kilometres the other.

“We’re really no different than any other cow-calf operation. Things just take a little longer,” said Stan Jacobs, who has worked at Douglas Lake Cattle Company for 18 years.


Posted by FFC on June 10th, 2009 :: Filed under Beef cattle,Canada,Farm life
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Blood test may screen for mad cow disease

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Thu Jan 29, 2021 8:36pm GMT
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers in Canada have developed a blood test that can diagnose fatal chronic wasting disease in elk, and believe it may provide a cheap way to screen cattle for mad cow disease.


Posted by FFC on June 10th, 2009 :: Filed under Animal health,Beef cattle,Canada,Innovation and technology
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