Cherished blog patrons, I may have misspoke last week when I suggested you had likely arrived at a point in our engagement when you wished you knew me personally. Why should you? I'm nothing but a forlorn homunculus with a penchant for long-windedness and a weakness for cold cuts.

That's right, I'm a meat eater! And I am not ashamed!
As a child my mother cooked her chili with bulghur and her lentil soup with... well, lentils. Then, when I was but a pliable nipper, my denim-wearing cousin screened a film called Troll 2 for me and my childhood friend Sherwood Day. I blanched at the opening scene and by the end credits Sherwood and I had turned to each other, clasped pinky fingers and pledged to never not eat meat.

I won't bore you with the through-points of this particular piece of post-slasher American cinema, but suffice it to say, it takes a pro-carnivore stance. To each his own, dear friends, but bring me bacon!

Today's truncated entry moves us quicker to what you came here for:
Articles and videos that may have escaped you from the meat, poultry and seafood world...

While a high-protein diet may have health benefits, not all protein is equal -- eating lots of red meat raises the risk of having a stroke while poultry lowers it, according to a U.S. study.

Consumption of baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis improved brain health and significantly reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in a 20-year longitudinal study of older adults presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

Sara Lee also plans to launch meat brands for the pre-sliced deli case and the cut-to-order deli department brands that play up old-world European butchery methods “to own the ‘world of charcuterie,'”

A survey found that men and women think very differently about burgers, revealing two major ways in which consumers’ burger preferences vary between the sexes

The Lab Trials and Tribulations of Sodium Reduction in Meats
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Improving Quality and Reducing Cost of Meat & Poultry Products with Plant Based Insoluble Fiber
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