Clever Meat Labels Tell You Which Part Of The Animal You're Buying

Buying meat is hard. Unless you’re a butcher or a chef, it can be difficult to tell what’s what. Does a Boston butt actually come from a cow’s butt? Where is the tenderloin? Smart graphic design can make it a little easier to answer these questions.

Beef Jerky Business Cards Let People Chew On Your Credentials

Though slowly becoming antiquated, the business card is still the easiest way to make a great first impression with a new contact. Your choice of design, fonts, even paper says a lot about you. So imagine the impression you’ll leave when you hand someone your contact details laser-etched onto a piece of beef jerky — you’ll soar up that corporate ladder.

The Lost Cow Tunnels Of New York City

Like every other major metropolis, New York City has tunnels for people, tunnels for cars and lots of tunnels for trains. But it also has something rather more unique: tunnels for cows. Or does it? This is the story of New York’s lost, forgotten, or perhaps just mythical subterranean meat infrastructure.

Give The Gift Of A Gift That Looks Like Raw Meat

There is something so fabulous about this idea. Even though it’s overpriced and probably aesthetically overwrought or something, the idea of wrapping gifts to look like raw meat is just beautiful. It brings the whole joke gift genre to a new level. Or makes people extra excited when their gift turns out to be awesome or even passable. If you’re someone who never wraps gifts this could be the turning point.

Scientists Link Red Meat Chemical To Heart Disease

A team of US scientists has identified a link between a chemical called carnitine, found in red meat, and increased risk of heart disease. Health researchers have assumed in the past that saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat increase the risk of heart disease in humans.

Study: Processed Meat Causes One In 30 Early Deaths

A new study, involving half a million participants from across Europe, shows that eating processed meat appears to increase the risk of dying young.

A 3D-Printed Hamburger Would Cost You $300,000

Making fake meat in a lab sure isn’t easy, but 3D printing promises to revolutionise the process. The only downside: a 3D-printed hamburger will set you back $US300,000.

DNA Test Can Predict How Good Beef Will Taste

One cow looks much like another, but some provide meltingly tender meat while others are as tough as old boots. Fortunately, a team of researchers has devised a series of DNA tests that can predict how good beef will taste by the time it hits your plate.

Meat Glue: Pink Slime's Classier Cousin

That juicy filet mignon you just shelled out $40 for may not in fact actually be filet mignon. Chances are it may well be a patty of scraps pressed together and held in place with a powdered chemical commonly known as “meat glue”.

Raw Beef Bouquet: Land A Meat-Lover Lover

A box of chocolates? Yeah, that might be fine for omnivores, but what about that special carnivorous someone? How’s about a dozen beef sirloin roses from this British butcher? Nothing says “Let’s get carnal!” like a bouquet of carnage. [Hungree via Design You Trust]