[Ephicurean's blog has a great post summarizing several issues regarding the meat recalls and some interesting statistics about the past decade's worth of recalls as a chart. An earlier post on that blog has the really funny "Hamburger Threat Level" graphic:"
"A line of 7,500 trucks stretching 85 miles. That’s what it would take to haul the nearly 300 million poundsof
meat and poultry products that were recalled between January 1, 1994,
and November 30, 2007, in 773 separate incidents. These eye-popping
numbers come from the appendix of a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report about the recall authority of the USDA. (Note: my truck calculation is based on 60-foot-long trucks each carrying 20 tons.)"
[Note: the recall yesterday was 143 million pounds of beef, or, if you will, close to half of the total for the past 13 years. Parts of the above found at "BoingBoing.Net" Go vegan.]
Animal Ingredients List A-Z for iPod is a [free] handy, portable, quick
reference for vegans on-the-go. Using the information provided by HappyCow.net,
one can access the details of—and alternatives for—the many obvious,
not so obvious, and downright hidden animal-sourced ingredients we
encounter in our day-to-day lives… all on one's iPod... New in Version 2: One can additionally browse a list of E numbers—compiled by The Vegan Society—for possible animal-sourced additives within food products in the EU, New Zealand, and Australia.
Animal Ingredients List A-Z is easily installed by downloading a
directory and moving it to the 'Notes' directory of your iPod
List does not programmatically alter your iPod in any way: it is simply
a collection of documents organized for easy browsing
The List occupies only a fraction of the space of a single song"
[I remember kicking around this idea when I first was given an iPod
and somehow it got lost in Life's Shuffles. But, at least "dotism" at
"thirty5.org" has gotten it done. Kewl... Go Vegan!]
Fight is an abridged history of war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict.
Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination
in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression."