I’ve been on a much too long hiatus resulting from a mix of high holidays craziness, long hours at work, writers block and procrastination. Turns out deconstructing kosher slaughter is not as easy as I thought it would be. I’ve almost broken through my dry spell, and you can look forward to some great posts over the next few weeks. I am even working on a kosher slaughter video series which I hope to start rolling out over the next 6-12 months. In the meantime there are some great stories and media out there I’d like to share.
Study Finds Kosher Chicken Has Highest Rate of Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli
While the study mentioned in this article does not give conclusive proof of kosher meat being more dangerous, it does raise allot of important questions.
Raw chicken marketed as kosher may harbor up to twice as much antibiotic-resistant E. coli as poultry raised conventionally, according to a new study funded by Northern Arizona University.....
Read the full article here to learn more....
Only one week left for the Civil Eats kickstarter campaign.
A really great food journalism website called Civil Eats is in the middle of an ambitious kickstarter campaign at the moment. This is a great site which provides important and informative food news to hundreds of thousands of readers. Please check out the site and support their kickstarter campaign!
Government Shutdown Worst-Case Scenario Realized: Salmonella Outbreak
Check out how the government shutdown is effecting food safety in this article from the cornucopia institute.
A multi-state Salmonella outbreak is exactly the scenario food safety advocates and lawmakers warned about when the federal government was forced to shutdown last week....
Click here to continue reading the article...
Perfectly Timed Photos Make Us Appreciate Common Animals
This one is just for fun. I love animals and what can be better than these super adorable pictures of amazing mammals.
Winners of The Mammal Society's Photographer of the Year competition were just announced and they include photographers who took some incredibly amazing shots of ordinary animals captured at perfectly timed moments....
Follow this link to see all the great pics....
The Story of Selecting Kosher Meat Products for their Stores (1930)
Last but not least, check out this interesting silent film about Shechita. Funny and disturbing all at once this old footage gives you a rare glimpse into the beginnings of industrialized kosher slaughter in the United States. Warning this video contains some graphic images.
About the blog:
Welcome to The Kosher Omnivore's Quest! My old blog on kosher slaughter, kosher meat, and animal welfare. For new content check out my new website, The Kosher Cut™. There you'll find: blog posts about shechita and related topics, educational slaughter presentations, kosher slaughter training, and a selection of high quality professional kosher slaughter equipment.