Dan Murphy

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Murphy: Viva la France

Apr 26, 2018 by Dan Murphy
French food producers will no longer be able to use “steak,” “sausage,” “meat-like,” “meat-free” or other similar labeling terms to describe products that are not partly or wholly composed of meat.
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Murphy: An End to Meat Shaming

Apr 23, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Our ‘callout culture,’ in which we lob insults at those who don’t conform to our personal ideology, fashion standards or lifestyle choices, has only exacerbated the ‘meat vs. veggie’ battles.
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Murphy: Generation Snowflake

Apr 20, 2018 by Dan Murphy
The bar just got lowered on how far people will go to avoid contact with their food — for a reason that underscores how out-of-touch young people have become in this ‘enlightened’ age.
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Murphy: A Compassionate Veggie?

Apr 18, 2018 by Dan Murphy
No, that’s not an oxymoron, but rather an accurate description of a species long thought to be on the endangered list: A dedicated vegan who opposes activists’ “Meat is Murder’ mantra.
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Murphy: Organic About-Face

Apr 17, 2018 by Dan Murphy
On one hand, USDA’s decision to walk back proposed rules for organically raised livestock makes regulatory sense. On the other hand, its official explanation is very confusing.
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Murphy: Setting a Trap for Alt-Meat?

Apr 16, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As alt-meat products continue to make inroads in the marketplace, two industry groups are taking differing approaches to how they should be labeled. But is one of them playing chess?
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Murphy: Bordering on the Ridiculous

Apr 12, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Young people have many questions about diet and health — and all kinds of misconceptions, as well. But even a university professor wasn’t ready for one student’s outrageous question.
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Murphy: Butcher 1, Vegans 0

Apr 11, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Vegan activists are crying foul. Why? Because a Canadian restaurateur found a unique way to get back at protesters demonstrating outside the front windows of his restaurant in Toronto.

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Murphy: A Raid Too Far

Apr 10, 2018 by Dan Murphy
When ICE agents arrest workers who are here illegally, they’re mirroring the use of medical treatments that merely suppress the symptoms, instead of addressing the cause of a disease.
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‘Meat’ By Any Other Name

Apr 09, 2018 by Dan Murphy
With the plethora of plant-based products being marketed as meat or poultry, a Missouri legislator is trying to clarify such labeling. But PETA claims that God wants the bill defeated.
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Murphy: Refuting Vegan Venom

Apr 06, 2018 by Dan Murphy
How do you counter the convictions of people who’ve internalized the notion that animal foods are Satan’s tools to destroy humanity? You don’t — but here’s how to persuade the other 95%.
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Murphy: Erasing Another Vegan Myth

Apr 05, 2018 by Dan Murphy
If there is a commonality among born-again veggies believers, it’s the conviction that their diets are superior in every way to those of benighted carnivores. Here’s a dissenting opinion.
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Murphy: The Seven Percent Delusion

Apr 03, 2018 by Dan Murphy
In ‘The Sign of the Four,’ Sherlock Holmes dismisses Dr. Watson’s concern over his use of a ‘seven-per-cent solution’ of cocaine. What 7% of Americans believe, however, is equally inappropriate.