04 Nov '11, 4pm

McRibs are made from the unhappiest pigs:

McRibs are made from the unhappiest pigs:

What does the McRib taste like? Gym mats ? Or PIG TEARS ? Meat farming is kind of the worst, but it seems the pigs who end up in McRib sandwiches are especially in need of a clever spider to rescue them. The McRib pork (who knew it had actual pork in it?!) is sourced from Smithfield Farms, which bills itself as a sort of piggy country club with incidental slaughtering -- but a 2010 undercover investigation turned up hellish conditions. Female pigs were crammed into gestation crates, preventing movement for most of their lives; many crates were coated in blood from the mouths of pigs chewing the metal bars of their crates; a sick pig was shot in the head with a captive bolt gun and thrown into a dumpster while still alive; prematurely born piglets routinely fell through the gate's slats into a manure pit; castration and tail docking took place without anesthesia; and employ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-11-04-mcribs-are-made-from...

Tweets

We've all made beach art before - but have you made it like this?

We've all made beach art before - but have you ...

cntraveller.com 05 Nov '11, 11am

30 October| Beach artwork by American artist Andres Amador on Plemont beach during the MyMemory.com World Beach Art Champi...

This 90-foot bridge in Wales is made entirely out of recycled plastic:

This 90-foot bridge in Wales is made entirely o...

grist.org 03 Nov '11, 2pm

This 90-foot bridge in Wales is Europe's first to be made entirely out of recycled plastic, not to mention the longest pla...