Tag Archives: food

CDC Warning: Throw Away All Your Romaine Lettuce

CNBC reports: Federal authorities are urging people who bought chopped romaine lettuce in the United States to throw it away because it could get them sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz., has expanded to 53 cases in 16 states. The CDC warning is clear: ...

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DNA Test: Subway’s Chicken Is 50% Something Else

CBS News reports: How much chicken is actually in your chicken sandwich? A study by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s consumer affairs show “Marketplace” says researchers conducted DNA tests on several chicken sandwiches from fast-food restaurants and found that Subway’s chicken breast contained only about half chicken. The rest was mostly soy. Subway said Tuesday the report was “absolutely false and ...

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GMO Activists Shower Senate With Dollar Bills [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: Dollar bills rained onto the Senate floor Wednesday as protesters called on senators to reject a bill relating to labeling products with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director ofthe Organic Consumers Association, and Adam Eidinger, a local activist and founder of “Occupy Monsanto,”dropped more than $2,000 worth of dollar bills onto the floor around ...

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FRANCE: New Law Forbids Food Waste, Supermarkets Must Donate Unsold Items To Charities & Food Banks

The Guardian reports: France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks. Under a law passed unanimously by the French senate, as of Wednesday large shops will no longer bin good quality food approaching its best-before date. Charities will ...

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STUDY: Drinkers Of Black Coffee Tend Towards Evil

According to Austrian researchers, people who prefer bitter tasting things like black coffee have a higher propensity to be sadistic, selfish, vain, and manipulative. The Independent reports: In the study, led by Professor Christina Sagioglou from Innsbruck University in Austria, 500 men and women were shown a list of foods with equal numbers of sweet, salty, sour and bitter items. They ...

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John Oliver On American Food Waste

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Heinz To Merge With Kraft

Via USA Today: In a jolt touching pantries across the globe, H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group (KRFT) will merge into the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company — bent on cutting costs, growing internationally and evolving into a more consumer-focused company. The massive merger, valued at about $36 billion, will allow Kraft “to move and grow faster than we ...

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Most-Googled Thanksgiving Recipes

Frog eye salad. Dirt pudding. Pretzel salad. Never heard of ’em. Embiggen or go here for details.

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Rabbit Season

Animal rights activists are furious with Whole Foods over the plan to begin selling rabbit meat. On Sunday, rabbit-lovers organized a national day of action to draw attention to the production and sale of rabbit meat at the grocery chain, warning that dogs and cats could be slaughtered for meat next and accusing Whole Foods of being “bunny butchers.” Proving ...

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TIME Magazine: Eat Butter

The story is behind a paywall.

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Hot Pockets Recall: Diseased Meat

Nestle USA has issued a recall for its Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese product because the USDA says almost nine million pounds of meat might have come from diseased animals. Rancho Feeding Corporation, a Petaluma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,742,700 pounds, because it processed diseased and unsound animals and carried out these activities without the benefit or full ...

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ASAP Science: Fresh Vs Frozen

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Bertolli Zings Barilla

Unlike the Garafalo ad we saw yesterday, this one is real. Via AdWeek: Barilla is struggling enough this week without its competitors piling on. But Bertolli doesn’t care. Seizing on comments made by Barilla’s chairman about how the company would never put gay couples in its advertising, Bertolli Germany quickly posted pro-gay imagery in its social feeds, happily taking advantage ...

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Quote Of The Day – Guido Barilla

“Yesterday I apologized for offending many people around the world. Today I am repeating that apology. Through my entire life I have always respected every person I’ve met, including gays and their families, without any distinction. I’ve never discriminated against anyone. I have heard the countless reactions around the world to my words, which have depressed and saddened me. It ...

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Barilla Doesn’t Want Gay Customers

The Italy-based Barilla pasta company has made it clear that they don’t want gay customers. Guido Barilla, whose firm has almost half the Italian pasta market and a quarter of that in the US, told Italy’s La Zanzara radio show last night: “I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…if the gays don’t like it they can go ...

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PETA: Chicken Causes Small Penises

PETA wrote to the organizers of this weekend’s National Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York: Dear Mr. Cerza: You may remember hearing from us a few years back, when we requested that you cancel the wing-eating competitions at the National Buffalo Wing Festival because of the cruelty inherent in poultry production. I’m reaching out again to ask you at ...

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It’s National Donut Day

My celebration has already begun.

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Quote Of The Day – KS Sen. Jeff Melcher

“It seems to me we are encouraging the behavior of purchasing food and discouraging the behavior of purchasing anything else.” – GOP Kansas state Sen. Jeff Melcher, speaking in opposition to a bill that would reduce the sales tax on groceries. According to Melcher, lower taxes on food is a form of social engineering that will only cause people to ...

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Twinkies To Return By Summer

Hostess Brands announced yesterday that they will return from bankruptcy and resume production by summer.  The company shut down last year during a union strike that became emblematic of corporate greed. “We expect to be making and selling in July,” Michael Cramer, executive vice president of Hostess Brands LLC, told NBC News. “Probably the later half of the month before ...

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The Iron Lady Of Soft-Serve

The Atlantic mentions today that before she became a politician, Margaret Thatcher was part of a team that developed soft-serve ice cream. While Thatcher’s exact contribution to the effort remains, in a way that would foreshadow her future political career, a matter of controversy, her team ultimately succeeded. And the work resulted, ultimately, in the swirly stuff we know today ...

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