Month: July 2012

July 4, 2012

Meat Into Pie

We’ve had some fun the last two weeks on The Salt with Meat Week and Pie Week. These brainchildren of a Morning Edition producer have yielded a motherlode of stories detailing just what it means to be a people that loves their meat and their pie.

Last week I had two posts on meat consumption in the U.S. One was a charticle with an infographic on what goes into a hamburger, which was surprisingly tricky to put together given the mushiness of data on the land, water, food and energy required for livestock production. Then I wrote about a survey we did with a health polling firm of 3,000 Americans on changes in how much meat people are eating. There’s actually not a lot of great data out there on this, and as many food reporters have noted, attitudes about meat consumption seem to be changing relatively fast right now, so it was a timely and revealing survey.

This week, we’re all about pie. I wouldn’t necessarily have guessed it, but it turns out many people have a very strong emotional response to stories about making pie. On Friday, I’ll pull together some of the cutest, funniest, and most absurd pie stories people have been sending on Storify, a cool little social media reporting tool I used for the first time last month for this story for Shots on the paleo diet.

 

Aztec Ruler’s Tomb Found Under Mexico City

Aztec Ruler’s Tomb Found Under Mexico City

African Refugees Spurring Bush-Meat Trade

African Refugees Spurring Bush-Meat Trade

How To Grow The Tastiest Tomato? One Secret’s In The Soil

How To Grow The Tastiest Tomato? One Secret’s In The Soil

The Business of Bottled Water: An “Obsession” With a Price

The Business of Bottled Water: An “Obsession” With a Price

China Spurring Illegal Timber Trade in Tanzania

China Spurring Illegal Timber Trade in Tanzania

Why There’s Less Red Meat On Many American Plates

Why There’s Less Red Meat On Many American Plates

A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up

A Nation Of Meat Eaters: See How It All Adds Up

Commenters Bite Back On The Paleo Diet

Commenters Bite Back On The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet Moves From The Gym To The Doctor’s Office

The Paleo Diet Moves From The Gym To The Doctor’s Office