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Nutrition Edible animal flesh
Vox populi A term used as a metaphor for the most important part of a particular matter; the pith, marrow, core


The flesh of animals (such as cows, pigs, and poultry) eaten as food. Meat is a concentrated source of proteins, fats, cholesterol, calories, and many vitamins and micronutrients. It contains significant amounts of B complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin), iron, and other minerals. It has limited amounts of calcium and fiber. Its metabolic by-products include organic acids.

Western diets contain far more meat than is needed for growth and development. Excessive consumption of meats and of other calorically dense, high-fat foods contributes to obesity and atherosclerotic heart disease. See: Food Guide Pyramid


1. flesh and other tissues of farm animals for human consumption.
2. the edible parts of nuts or fruit seeds. Called also kernels.

meat and bone meal
meat meal that contains more than 4.4% phosphorus because bones have been included; used as a protein feed supplement.
conditionally admissible meat
meat inspection
examination of all meat sold for human consumption to ensure that it is wholesome and free from any disease that might be communicated from the animals to humans. Includes antemortem examination of the living animal, examination of the carcass, the head and the viscera.
meat intoxication
hepatic encephalopathy.
meat juice ELISA
a serological test for Salmonella spp. that measures the presence of antibody in 'meat juice' collected from the diaphragm after slaughter. Widely used in Europe for monitoring infection prevalence and herd status in national control/eradication programs for salmonella infection in pig herds.
knackers' meat
meat from animals dead on arrival or of insufficient quality to go into the human food chain; killed at a separate establishment. It is not always possible to keep this meat separate from butcher's meat—illegal substitutions are serious offenses but the rewards are high.
meat meal
a by-product of meat-packing or abattoir industries containing about 50% protein but varying depending on the material included and whether preparation is by a wet-cooking or tankage process, or a dry-cooking method. A popular protein supplement for all classes of livestock. Use for food-producing animals now restricted because of the risk of transmitting the agents causing spongiform encephalopathies.
mechanically recovered meat
meat harvested by putting a carcass through an industrial process to separate it from the bones, instead of carving it off by hand knife.
meat packing plant

Patient discussion about meat

Q. What vitamins does meat have that i should replace in my diet? I stop eating meat and am trying to make sure that I get the right vitamins. I already take a multivitamins and fish oil pills every day. Are there any other specific vitamins I should take? If so, what do they do?

A. Vitamin B complex, iron pills, protein supplement. You can find those in legumes, they have a lot of proteins. Lentils have vitamin B, brown rice also.
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Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of diet ?

A. Eating a lot of red meat is considered to be a risk factor for developing colon cancer, and therefore it is advised not to eat too much of it. On the other hand, a diet rich with vegetables and fruit is considered very good because of the high fiber content, which is very benefitial for your gastrointestinal system. A diet poor with high fiber products is also considered a risk factor for the developement of colon cancer. White meat has a high content of fat and cholesterol, and is also not very recommended to be eating a lot of.

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of nutrition ? what are the actual differences in a nutrition matter ?

A. Eating red meat an average of about twice a day seems to raise the risk of stomach cancer. This risk is increased even more if the meat is barbecued and well done. there are more evidence about colon cancer , and also higher risk of strokes. but i have no idea about white meat. although barbecued meat (white or red) had a material that our liver cause it to be cancerous.

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He expressed great pleasure at the passing of mandatory meat inspection requirements for domestic processors, telling the New York Times in 1906: "Nobody in the country will give the law heartier support than we will.
MPs in Jonglei state deliberating on the new public health bill for meat inspection (ST)
The bill gives the state the go-ahead to revive its meat inspection program, but no appropriations beyond $1 to get it off the ground.
The watchdog are set to pass the full cost of meat inspections - now around pounds 69million a year and shared between abattoirs and the taxpayer - on to producers.
The minister's visit coincided with an Australian Meat Inspection and Food Safety Seminar at the Gulf Hotel and Convention Centre earlier this week.
Back in Australia, Lyall is a meat inspection and food safety teacher, while Mrs Lyall is a quarantine inspection agent.
Speaking in 1999, Prof Pennington, said, "The prospect of another Mr Barr type situation is still quite real because everybody I talk to in meat inspection and environmental health tells me there are people who are still not doing the right thing.
Some states do not have meat inspection laws; several rely on USDA inspectors for that service.
Department of Agriculture begins implementing what it calls its "risk-based" meat inspection system.
Topics include water resource control in the early industrialization of New England, the progressive movement and the fight for improved meat inspection, public health and the debate over tetraethyl leaded gasoline, causes and consequences of the Dust Bowl, Love Canal and the grassroots movement against toxic waste, the passage of the Endangered Species Act, and Three Mile Island and the search for a national energy policy.
That was the year that Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle was published, prompting the passage of the Federal Meat Inspection Act.
In the case of Sinclair, his muckraking novel, combined with the political climate and Roosevelt's own desire for action, spurred the passage in 1906 of the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act, which led to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration.