What is meat?

  • (noun): The inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone.
    Synonyms: kernel
    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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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" ...
Gustavus Franklin Swift - "Everything But The Squeal"
... Low-grade meats were canned in products like pork and beans ... incorporate rat droppings, dead rodents, or sawdust, and meat that had spoiled or meat mixed with waste materials was sometimes packed and sold (Swift once bragged that his ... shocked the nation and led to the passing of the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 ...
Spam Jam
... River days) is a yearly festival of the popular meat product Spam ... where Hormel food company produces the meat. 7 and includes fireworks, parades, games, a carnival, and of course, the mysterious meat itself ...
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) ...
Karelian Hot Pot
... stew (US) (karjalanpaisti in Finnish) is a traditional meat stew originating from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia) ... 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 flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food.

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

    God speaking to Noah.