What is meat?

  • (noun): The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Meat

Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Generally, this means the skeletal muscle and associated fat and other tissues, but it may also describe other edible tissues such as offal. Often, meat is used in a more restrictive sense – the flesh of mammalian species (pigs, cattle, lambs, etc.) raised and prepared for human consumption, to the exclusion of fish and other seafood, poultry, and other animals. Usage varies worldwide, depending on cultural or religious preferences.

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Issues With Meat Consumption - Imitation Meat
... Various forms of imitation meat have been created for people who wish not to eat meat but still want to taste its flavor and texture ... Meat imitates are typically some form of processed soybean, (tofu, tempeh), but they can also be based on wheat gluten or even fungus (quorn) ...
Gustavus Franklin Swift - "Everything But The Squeal"
... Low-grade meats were canned in products like pork and beans ... Sausages might incorporate rat droppings, dead rodents, or sawdust, and meat that had spoiled or meat mixed with waste materials was sometimes packed and sold (Swift ... The Jungle, the publication of which shocked the nation and led to the passing of the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 ...
Gustavus Franklin Swift - Vertical Integration
... The meat packing plants of Chicago were among the first to utilize assembly-line (or in this case, disassembly-line) production techniques ... Swift adapted the methods of the industrial revolution to meat packing operations, which resulted in huge efficiencies by allowing his plants to produce at a massive scale ... different aspect of the business of "bringing meat from the ranch to the consumer" ...
Spam Jam
... River days) is a yearly festival of the popular meat product Spam ... It is held in Austin, Minnesota, where Hormel food company produces the meat ... parades, games, a carnival, and of course, the mysterious meat itself ...
Karelian Hot Pot
... or Karelian stew (US) (karjalanpaisti in Finnish) is a traditional meat stew originating from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia) ... Karelian hot pot can be used to refer to nearly any food that contains meat and that is prepared in this traditional Karelian fashion ... Due to the scarceness of meat in the past, the hot pot was traditionally only prepared for festive occasions ...

More definitions of "meat":

  • (noun): The inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone.
    Synonyms: kernel

Famous quotes containing the word meat:

    Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you.
    —Bible: Hebrew Genesis 9:3.

    God speaking to Noah.

    It is not true that there is dignity in all work. Some jobs are definitely better than others.... People who have good jobs are happy, rich, and well dressed. People who have bad jobs are unhappy, poor and use meat extenders. Those who seek dignity in the type of work that compels them to help hamburgers are certain to be disappointed.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)

    We do not quite forgive a giver. The hand that feeds us is in some danger of being bitten. We can receive anything from love, for that is a way of receiving it from ourselves; but not from any one who assumes to bestow. We sometimes hate the meat which we eat, because there seems something of degrading dependence in living it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)