Trader Vics Kitchen Kibitzer: Illustrations From A 1952 Cookbook | - In 1952, even the most hapless schmuck with a tiny paper umbrella could whip up a menu like they do in Trader Vicâs, the Polynesian-themed restaurant chain founded by Californian Victor Jules Bergeron, Jr. (December 10, 1902 â October 11, 1984). Alec Yuill-Thornton (born in the Philippines April 29, 1917 â died San Francisco, November 14, 1986) brought mankind Trader Vicâs Kitchen Kibitzer, a cookbook from âpossibly the most important mid-century Tiki lounge of them allâ. As Scott Lindberg notes, âTrader Vicâs Kitchen Kibitzer is aimed specifically at men, and Yuill-Thorntonâs illustrations are a bit cheeky but full of 1950s charm.â From Nony
KFC recipe challenge: Tribune kitchen puts the 11 herbs and spices to the test - Countless recipes have been tried out in the Tribune test kitchen but never one quite like this.
Our mission: find out if 11 ingredients handwritten on a piece of paper could be the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices that go into Kentucky Fried Chicken's Original Recipe a closely guarded formula that remains one of the world's biggest culinary mysteries.
The recipe came to us by way of Colonel Harland Sanders' nephew, Joe Ledington of Kentucky. He says he found it in a scrapbook belonging to his late Aunt Claudia, Sanders' second wife. Ledington, 67, says he used to blend the spices that went into his uncle's world-famous fried chicken, and the recipe in question is the real deal.
We wanted to see make that taste for ourselves. So we put it to the test. From Popper
This Company Is Growing Synthetic Meat | The Inertia - The company âMemphis Meatsâ has successfully grown real, authentic tasting meat from animal stem cells. Thatâs right. The beef, pork and poultry grown by Memphis Meats provides all the same nutrients and flavor as the meat you get from the supermarket, but without all the unnecessary consequences of the contemporary livestock rearing process. Game changer. From Nony
Redesigned Junk Food Replaces Logos With Calories - Instagram account Calorie Brands has redesigned our favorite junk food labels, moving the nutrition info typically hidden in tiny print on the back to where we cant ignore it on the front of the product as the brand logo. From Popper
What%u2019s for Breakfast? How About Some Monsanto Weed Killer? | TakePart - In an unsettling report released Tuesday by the Alliance for Natural Health, the nonprofit advocacy group details the results of a study that shows a host of breakfast foodsâfrom cereal to eggs to coffee creamerâcontain residues of glyphosate, the chemical herbicide more commonly known by Monsantoâs trade name for it, Roundup. From X Isle
Microwave Potatoes Before Frying for Perfect Texture - You can use your microwave to cook a lot of things, and crispy fried potatoes is no exception. Before you put the potatoes in the pan, your microwave is perfect for par-cooking the potatoes, so you donât have to over-fry the outside to a crisp just to cook the insides. From X Isle
Going gluten-free is easy with Nima, a portable gluten-sensing device | PCWorld - Cutting gluten out of your diet isnât easy. There are obvious culprits, like bread and beer, then there are sneaky foods like dishes made with soy sauce and imitation crab. How can a person be certain that a food wonât make them sick? San Francisco-based startup 6SensorLabs has developed a portable gluten sensor called Nima, which I saw in action at a gluten-free happy hour during South by Southwest Interactive. From X Isle
Good Riddance, Chemicals: Microbes Are Farming%u2019s Hot New Pesticides | WIRED - Organics are in. Chemicals are out. With todayâs food politics, the chemical fertilizers and pesticides that fantastically increased agricultural yields in the 20th century are lookingâŠnot so hot. So instead of synthesizing new chemicals, ag companies are trying out a new strategy: Theyâre looking to nature for inspiration. From X Isle
7 Reasons You Should Be Buying More Coffee - In a new video, the women's site explains several surprising beauty uses for coffee (aka, the drink of the gods). It turns out, the delicious beverage not only helps brighten skin and reduce inflammation, but coffee grounds make a great body scrub, hair volumizer and cellulite buster. From X Isle
Should More Kids Eat Nuts? - Scientific American - Nuts have gotten a bad rap over the years. Though the number of children developing nut allergies seems to be growing, for most people, eating almonds, peanuts*, cashews and other nuts has long been linked to a better diet, healthier weight and fewer risks for heart attacks and strokes, among other things. Now comes word from the National Center for Health Statistics that the consumption of nuts tends to decrease among children in the U.S. as they get older. From X Isle
Walmart Sued for Adding 'Wood Pulp Product' to its Parmesan - NBC News - The plaintiff, Marc Moschetta, claims he was induced to purchase Great Value's "100% Grated Parmesan Cheese" at a premium price because he believed it was, indeed, 100 percent cheese. But it contains 7 to 10 percent cellulose -- a filler and anti-clumping agent derived from wood chips -- according to a complaint filed last week, which accuses the retail brand of deceptive business practices. From X Isle
Trdelník explained - Trdelník is a traditional Slovak cake and sweet pastry, originally coming from the Hungarian-speaking part of Transylvania, Romania. It is also known within the culinary heritages of other European countries like Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria. It is made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix. Nowadays, trdelník is very popular among tourists as a sweet pastry in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.The name trdelník comes from trdlo, the wooden stake the cake is wrapped around for cooking which gives it its traditional hollow shape. From X Isle
Inside The Anonymous World Of Caffeine - Millions want caffeine removed from their coffee. Millions more want caffeine added to their soda. Little-known caffeine factories, scattered across the world, satisfy both desires. From X Isle
What was Found (and still edible) inside a 150 year-old Sunken Steamboat | Messy Nessy Chic - In 1856, the Steamboat Arabia was frontier bound, loaded with supplies for 16 towns. With two hundred tons of precious cargo aboard, it left Kansas up the Missouri river on a routine trip, but waiting silently at the waters surface, lost in the glare of the setting sun, was the thick trunk of a huge, fallen walnut tree lying directly in the path of the approaching steamboat. From Nony
Fake rice made with paper found in Guangdong: Shanghaiist - Fake rice made of tiny pieces of rolled up paper were discovered earlier this week in Guangdong province after a woman noticed that her lunch was a bit harder to chew than usual.The woman surnamed Cai told reporters that she and her family hadn't noticed anything amiss until about half way through their meal when she bit down on a piece of rice that was "unusually hard." From Nony
20 Foods Banned in the World (But Allowed in the U.S.) - Its common knowledge nowadays that the United States is behind on the times in certain regards. With the trans fat movement sweeping headlines lately, weve coming to discover that what weve been eating in our country, isnt always the healthiest. But what may shock you, is that there are a plethora of foods that are banned worldwide, yet the United States still allows for consumption. Ready for a very scary list?
German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves - The Local - For many, opening the cupboard to find someone else in your family or flatshare has finished the Nutella jar is the stuff of nightmares. But one man in Germany has come up with a way to help Nutella lovers protect their hoard from wandering spoons and fingers. From Nony
Trail Cooking - One day, about 11-12 years ago, I saw mention of freezer bag cooking and I wondered how that would work for me and for the most part I have never looked back. It is the best of both ways of cooking it is fast, it can taste very good, you can have so much variety and it is affordable. The food is very packable and can be a way to lighten your pack weight. From cw
4-decade-old smuggled meat believed to have come from United States: Shanghaiist - Experts believe that the smuggled 40-year-old frozen meat found in a massive Changsha bust was most likely former strategic food reserves from the United States.Many countries freeze large amounts of meat not only as food reserves, but also to stabilize prices. This is what led to the notorious United States Army beef scandal back in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. During that time, the US desperately needed meat at the lowest price possible. As a result, troops were given poorly preserved, chemically treated or spoiled meat that was toxic and dangerous, causing numerous accounts of illnesses. From Nony
Meals in a Mold: The Mid-Century's Love Affair with Gelatin - If you were to visit a grocery store in, say 1954, you would be immediately stricken by how much smaller it was, and how incredibly limited you were in selection. There was no Food Network style diversity to choose from â the few aisles were stocked with the bare-bones basics. So, if you want to add a little pizzazz to your humdrum dinner, the best route might be to mold it into the shape of a wreath. From Nony
Study: Poor children have smaller brains than wealthy peers - The MIT study comes a few weeks after a similar one by Stanford University researchers found that children from low-income backgrounds tend to have smaller brains, overall, than their wealthier peers. The brain of a child whose family earns less than $25,000 annually is 6% smaller in surface area than a child whose parents earned more than $150,000, according to the study, published in Nature Neuroscience.
Maybe it's the diet of Cheetos, Tater Tots, Coca-Cola, and Mac and Cheese. From Roddy
Do You Use Chopsticks Correctly? Are You Sure? - Often foreigners in Japan are complimented on how they use chopsticks. Many, however, are not actually using them properly. Then again, neither are most Japanese people. Go figure. From Nony
Why Crickets? - Exo Protein - While the consumption of insects has gained renewed attention recently, it is in fact nothing new. As eclectic omnivores, itâs likely that humans have consumed insects, the most abundant terrestrial life form excluding bacteria, for an exceedingly long time. Today, 80% of the world still eats over 1,600 species of insects, from Jing Leed in Thailand to Escamoles in Mexico to Casu Marzu in Italy. From Nony
yet another movie that you will all watch and praise and say "OMG this is so true we need to do something" while you sit in the cinema sipping on a gallon of coke while scoffing down popcorn and chocolates. fucking people... You can't put the blame on companies, they do what they need to do to be successful and they do it with in the laws that are set, they don't force you to drink coke, they never told you that smiths chips or lays potato crisps what ever you call them were better for you than actual vegetables. you idiots bought that crap and now you're suffering from it, fucking deal with it, stop finding excuses and reason to why you don't want it to be your fault and just fix your fucking problems. From Nony
World%u2019s Largest Indoor Farm is 100 Times More Productive | Urbanist - The statistics for this incredibly successful indoor farming endeavor in Japan are staggering: 25,000 square feet producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day (100 times more per square foot than traditional methods) with 40% less power, 80% less food waste and 99% less water usage than outdoor fields. But the freshest news from the farm: a new facility using the sa From Nony
FARM 432 - L I V I N - Farm 432 was the graduation project of Katharina Unger. Due to the massive interest in this technology and design, it became a collaborative project which is now seeking funding and partnerships in order to take the next steps towards manufacturing. From Nony
101 Strangest Foods Around the World | WOE - Ever wonder what do people in other countries eat? What could be totally weird for us to eat could be a luxurious delicacy for others â and the other way around. Here are 101 of the strangest foods around the world and maybe after reading this list, you can agree that one manâs trash is another manâs treasure. From Nony
Chocolate: Can Science Save the World's Most Endangered Treat? - Bloomberg - Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020.As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut AG, the worldâs largest chocolate maker. By 2030, the predicted shortfall will grow to 2 million tons. And so on. From Nony
Fertility warning: Coffee can harm your chances - Drinking too much coffee can radically reduce a man's ability to father children, a study has found.Men who drank two or more cups of strong coffee a day had just a one in five chance of becoming fathers through IVF. However, for those who drank less than a cup, the chance of having a child rose to nearly 52 per cent. From Nony
Guangzhou woman finds live worms in KFC chicken wings : Shanghaiist - For those of you who, like us, planned on bopping over to Micky D's for a hot chocolate after inhaling a 10-piece chicken wing meal from KFC this evening, we'd like to apologize in advance for (possibly) spoiling your late dinner plans. Yes, it appears that there has been another insect sighting of the fast-food assortment, this time in Guangzhouâand with worms. We're disgusted to report that this instance also went unnoticed until the consumer was halfway through the infested product. Is god punishing us? From Nony
Catherine Chalmers photographs animals eating one another in her series, %u201CFood Chain.%u201D - Modern Americans, especially urban dwellers, are often removed from nature. Itâs an arena usually reserved for well-manicured public parks or Discovery Channel documentaries. New York Cityâbased Catherine Chalmers wanted to interact with the natural world in a more significant way. In the 1990s, she started raising houseflies in her apartment, and as she learned to care for them and photograph them, she realized it was a way for her to âunderstand something I wouldn't have access to otherwise.â From Nony
Cops: Teenager Rubbed His Junk On Patron's Pizza - Angered that a customer called in a pizza order right before closing time, a Texas teenager allegedly rubbed his genitals on the patrons pie as he prepared the takeout order, police allege.
Brent Bradley told cops that when he arrived at Papa Murphys pizza in Georgetown, a city 25 miles north of Austin, he spotted worker Austin Michael Symonds rubbing his testicles on the pizza he had ordered, From Nony
430 Taiwan food manufacturers implicated in gutter oil scandal: Shanghaiist - The number of Taiwan firms linked to the nationwide swill oil scandal has swelled to 430. Ooooh the Mainland mouthpieces are going to have a field day with this one......"According to our latest findings, so far 40 of the 235 companies [identified earlier] bought the oil in question were found to have used it to produce or process into 110 kinds of products," said Yeh Ming-kung, head of the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration. From Nony
Chang Guann %u2018sorry%u2019 for tainted lard oil - Taipei Times - Chang Guann Co (ćŒ·ć äŒæ„), a food oil manufacturer in Greater Kaohsiung, yesterday apologized to the public after one of its lard products was allegedly found to be tainted with âgutter oilâ illegally recycled by an unlicensed factory in Pingtung County. From Nony
How Hot Dogs Are Made and What's Actually Inside - After the steaks, chops, breasts, ribs, thighs, hams, tenderloins and briskets are removed, there's a fair amount of gristle, fat and offal remaining on a butchered animal, and early on, people realized this could be put to good use. One of these products is the hot dog, a classic of pre-cooked, processed meat. From Nony
Take a pause.net - News: 10 Luxury Foods Around The World - While other people are already happy and satisfied after a slice of pizza, a bar of chocolate, or a bowl of pasta, other people are more into gourmet food â Beluga caviar, foie gras, saffron spice, white truffle, pufferfish, among others. These foods are considered luxurious because of their rarity, the difficulty in their cultivating process, the skills needed for their preparation, and, of course, because of their exorbitant prices. Did you know that a kilogram of Beluga Caviar costs at least $5,000? Or that a White Alba was once sold for more than $160,000 for a mere 1.51 kilograms? Discover the foods for the elite in this list of 10 Luxury Foods Around the World! From Nony
Some Empty Shelves | English Russia - A few days ago Russian government has posted a bill to ban import of different foods coming from Europe and US (also Australia and Canada). It was said that this ban would be active for one year long and its term can be changed at any time. What did they ban? Mostly all dairy and meat products out of these countries, also as I understood all fruit and vegetables are forbidden to import too. People started already posting photos of empty shelves into their blogs and twitters and instagram accounts that are said to be meant display food connected photos in them. News reports says that the trucks full of foreign foods being turned away from the borders. Some photos here from the shops I stumbled upon today: From Nony
Make Almost Any Recipe Work in a Slow Cooker with This Chart - Even though there are lots of recipes available for slow cookers (aka crock pots), there are approximately a gazillion more traditional recipes designed for your stovetop or oven. This conversion chart turns just about any recipe into one for your slow cooker. From cw
Welcome- Pasticceria Grandazzi - Here you'll find Quality Originality Reliability Professionality Creative Chocolate gift Ideas for every occasion Personalized products for business(your best customers deserve our chocolate!) From Nony
Creative Chocolate Ideas from Japan | Spoon & Tamago - Forget Easter bunny chocolates. When it comes to reinventing the worldâs favorite sweet, Japan does it best. From planetary chocolates to a chocolate-filled paint set, here are my favorite creative innovations using chocolate. From Nony
Why A Sweet Tooth May Have Been An Evolutionary Advantage For Kids : The Salt : NPR - It's no surprise researchers have shown again and again that kids are more likely than adults to spring for something like a bowl of Fruit Loops.But young kids' preference for extremely sugary foods might be even more biologically ingrained than we thought. Scientists now think that kids' growing bodies may prompt them to crave more sugar â and a child's sweet tooth might be heightened during growth spurts. From Nony
Nasty cake 'joke' leaves bad taste - National - NZ Herald News - A hothead Kiwi baker is defiant after sending a cake shaped like a large pile of poo to a customer.Oh Cakes owner Emma McDonald, of Riverton in Southland, sent the disgusting-looking chocolate log on December 20 after she claimed the client became annoyed at her for rescheduling a meeting. From Nony
Christmas pudding | Bad Jelly - If you close your eyes and imagine a Christmas pudding you probably think of warmth, brandy, plump sultanas peeking out from between folds of glistening pudding. So now take the warmth and the glistening pudding and replace it with gelatinous wobbly jellyâŠ and you have Christmas pudding, Bad Jelly style. From Nony
Heart Attack Grill Owner Proudly Displays Dead Customers Remains on TV - The Vegas-based Heart Attack Grill makes no bones about the danger its offerings pose to customers. The restaurants name warns diners what to expect if they eat whats on the menu, and the grills 10,000 calorie Quadruple Bypass Burger conveys a similarly ominous message. Now, the establishments owner has taken his campaign to prove his foods lethality to the next level by displaying a dead customers cremated remains on live television. From Popper
Macadamia Nuts History - Macadamia nuts are closely associated with Hawaii, and for good reason. Hawaii is the largest exporter of macadamia nuts, providing ninety-five percent of the world's crop. Yet this buttery-tasting nut is native to Australia and comes from a tree that was originally grown for ornamental purposes. The tree was introduced to Hawaii in 1880 where it thrived in the tropical environment. California now also produces a sizable macadamia nut crop. From Supreeth
47M Americans hit by food stamp cuts starting today - Food stamp benefits will be cut to more than 47 million Americans starting Friday as a temporary boost to the federal program comes to an end without a new budget from a deadlocked Congress to replace it.Under the program, known formally as the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits will find that amount cut by $36. From Nony
This Map Shows The Most Popular Pizza Topping In Every State - We've written before about how pepperoni reigns as the most popular pizza topping.
But we were curious how pizza preferences varied by state, so we asked business advisor Brian Roemmele to provide data from hundreds of pizza retailers in regions around the U.S. on commonly ordered toppings.
researchers study chicken nuggets, find disturbing results - Researchers also discovered upon studying a random chicken nugget purchased from a fast food chain in Mississippi that more than 40 percent of the nugget consisted of chicken muscle rather than meat, with the remaining 60 percent comprised of bone, cartilage and fat. From Popper
Wasted food among top greenhouse gas emitters - One-third of all food produced globally remains uneaten and gets thrown away, making the wastage the worldâs third-biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions after industry in the US and China, a new UN study reveals. From Nony
7 Very Big Burgers - Whats better than a big, juicy burger, piled high with all the fixings? An even bigger burger. Some restaurants have taken the bigger is better philosophy to heart, crafting monstrous lunch options that take special spatulas to flip, multiple servers to carry, and a whole team of people to consume. Take a deep breath, and lets dive in to some of the most infamous heavyweight burger contenders. Burger Kings so-called Whoppers have nothing on these.
7 Most Unhealthy Processed Foods You Need To Avoid - Processed foods have the advantage of saving time and this makes them tempting to people who have a busy lifestyle and for those who dont particularly like to cook. Most processed foods also come with a low price tag that is hard for many consumers to resist. However, at some point we really need to look at the hidden costs that processed foods have on our health.
It is no secret by now that the vast majority of processed foods are not healthy. In general, they are very low in nutrients, especially micronutrients like antioxidants and vitamins, while simultaneously being high on calories. They also contain industrially engineered ingredients that can be very harmful to the human body.
Eliminating all processed foods from your diet may be quite difficult. However, you can significantly improve your healthy by eliminating the worst of the processed foods. Below, you will find a list of the 7 most unhealthy processed foods. From Popper
Life-Size Dexter Cake - A Dexter âkill roomâ was created for the cutting of the cake, the kitchen walls covered in plastic sheeting. Replicating Dexterâs kill technique, the cake was initially cut by a knife being plunged into the chest area before being sliced up. The cake was also âdressedâ in clothes to give an authentic appearance, with hours spent on adding fine attention to detail such as stubble. From Nony
7 Dangerous Food Practices Banned in Europe But Just Fine in America - Last week, the European Commission voted to place a two-year moratorium on most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides, on the suspicion that they're contributing to the global crisis in honeybee health (a topic I've touched on here, here, here, and here). Since then, several people have asked me whether Europe's move might inspire the US Environmental Protection Agency to make a similar movecurrently, neonics are widely used in several of our most prevalent crops, including corn, soy, cotton, and wheat.
The answer is no. As I reported recently, an agency press officer told me the EU move will have no bearing on the EPA's own reviews of the pesticides, which aren't scheduled for release until 2016 at the earliest. From Popper
Rat-meat ring busted in China | World | News | Edmonton Sun - BEIJING - Chinese police have broken a crime ring that passed off more than $1 million in rat and small mammal meat as mutton, authorities said, in a food safety crackdown that coincides with a bird flu outbreak and other environmental pressures.Authorities have arrested 904 suspects since the end of January for selling and producing fake or tainted meat products, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement posted on its website on Thursday. From Nony
Even the NY Times is now rejecting Monsanto GMO science - This isnt a leak. It isnt a timid flow. Its a flood.
Im talking about the criticism of Monsantos so-called science of genetically-engineered food.
For the past 20 years, independent researchers have been attacking Monsanto science in various ways, and finally the NY Times has joined the crowd. From Popper
Never Eat Again! Man Invents Dinner in a Glass. | Capitalism is Freedom - Efficient: Rob Rhinehart developed the all-in-one meal drink after becoming fed up with the amount of time and money he spent cookingA man who tired of wasting time and energy cooking and eating claims to have come up with a novel solution - a cocktail that contains all the nutrients he needs to survive.Rob Rhinehart â a 24-year-old software engineer from Atlanta - says he became fed up with the inordinate amount of time and money he spent cooking. From Nony
Unhappy Meals: China's Top 8 Fake Foods - China's 1.3 billion people are hungry for wealth and riches. Too often, however, making a buck means taking a buck by foisting imitation nutrition on the unwary. These top 8 Chinese fake foods and drinks may leave a bad taste in your mouth but consider yourself lucky: you're just reading it, not eating it. From Nony
Cheap Eats: How America Spends Money on Food - Derek Thompson - The Atlantic - Thirty years ago, the average household spent about 17% of its income on food. Today it spends about 11%. It's a global trend: Food is getting cheaper relative to incomes everywhere with rising incomes. But there's also a distinctly American thing going on here. We spend less of our cash on food than any other country -- "half as much as households in France," From Nony
What Coke Contains - The Vons grocery store two miles from my home in Los Angeles, California sells 12 cans of Coca-Cola for $6.59 â 54 cents each. The tool chain that created this simple product is incomprehensibly complex. From Nony
Our Unsafe Food Supply Is Killing Us - Legislation has been drafted giving the FDA authority to help prevent foodborne illnesses and deaths. But much of our food supply remains unsafe, with at least 310,000 Americans annually going to early graves from diet-related conditionsâand the FDA doesnât have the clout or will to help to change it. From Nony
Tell President Obama to veto the Monsanto Protection Act! - We regret to inform you, but today Congress succeeded in passing Section 735, aka the Monsanto Protection Act, in the Continuing Resolution spending bill. Once again, Monsanto and the biotech industry have used their lobbying power to undermine your basic rights.
We need you to call President Obama and tell him to veto HR 933 and the Monsanto Protection Act. Then contact Congress and tell them you are outraged. With the Senate passage of the Monsanto Protection Act, biotech lobbyists are one step closer to making sure that their new GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review. From Popper
Bread That Looks Like Vaginas - First posted on Japanese message board 2ch, this Cherry Blossom Rain strawberry cream bread clearly looks like vaginas. According to Kotaku, the product was made in collaboration between holographic celebrity singer Hatsune Miku and Family Mart, one of Japanese largest convenience store chains. From Nony
25,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Sugary Drinks - In a study that's sure to shake up the soda ban debate, Harvard researchers have linked the sugary drinks to 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, 25,000 in the United States alone.
"We know that sugar-sweetened beverages are linked to obesity, and that a large number of deaths are caused by obesity-related diseases. But until now, nobody had really put these pieces together," said Gitanjali Singh, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and lead author of the study presented today at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in New Orleans. From Popper
Stop the Monsanto Protection Act! - This week the House of Representatives will consider a provision to House Agricultural Appropriations Bill that will fundamentally undermine the concept of judicial review. Hidden under the guise of a Farmer Assurance Provision (Section 733), the provision strips the rights of federal courts to halt the sale and planting of genetically engineered crops during the legal appeals process. From Popper
Food fraud in America: What are you really eating? - A recent study by Oceana found the act of seafood fraud has been uncovered both in the United States and abroad at levels ranging from 25 to more than 70 percent for commonly swapped species such as red snapper, wild salmon and Atlantic cod. Oceana collected more than 1,200 seafood samples from 674 retail outlets in 21 states to determine if they were honestly labeled. DNA testing found that one-third (33 percent) of the 1,215 samples analyzed nationwide were mislabeled, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. From Popper
India Press Report Coke & Pepsi Are Loaded with Pesticide Residues - Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) tested brands of market leaders Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. It found that Coke contained 30 times and Pepsi 36 times the amount of pesticides considered acceptable by the European Economic Commission (EEC). From Popper
How Food Companies Trick Consumers Into Eating Their Unhealthy Products - According to Michael Moss, the Pulitzer prizing-winning reporter and author of the new book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, executives at the major food behemoths Kraft (KRFT), General Mills (GIS) and Nestle have known for years that the sugar, salt and fat added to their cereals, soups, tomato sauces and hundreds of other food products have put millions of individuals health at risk. But the quest for bigger profits and a larger share of the consumer market has compelled the processed food industry to turn a blind eye to the dangers and consequences of eating those very products. From Popper
Cake Ideas - So, you own a Penis Cake Pan, but the Bachelorette Party is over, I'm sure you're thinking, "What am I going to do with this penis pan?" Well, I'll show you! Here at Penis Pans.com, I've put together a few examples of other cakes you can make with your penis pan. Have fun. From Nony
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - NYTimes.com - for what the public health community must do to bring this problem under control or for what the industry should do as others seek to hold it accountable for what has happened. But this much is clear: For those of us whoâve looked hard at this issue, whether theyâre public health professionals or staff specialists in your own companies, we feel sure that the one thing we shouldnât do is nothing.â From X Isle
The Doctors Links Food to Brain Health - While most of us know we should be eating more fruits and vegetables and less sugar, processed foods and refined carbohydrates, it appears, as seen from brain scans, that brains actually shrink as you become obese. From Popper
Hungry For Change (2012) - Learn what you should really be eating. Straight facts about the disturbing reality that is our way of eating and living. Food like products that contain zero or next to zero nutritional value. We are a society of overfed and undernourished people who are seemingly oblivious to the hoax being perpetrated upon us. Begin your awakening. From Popper
The 11 Scariest Things in Your Food - Truth is, chemicals that are used as weed killer, flame retardant, and sunscreen are startlingly common in your supermarket. But you wont find carcinogens, paint chemicals, or beaver anal gland juice on the back panel. Theyll be hidden under names like Butylated HydroxyAnisole or natural flavoring. Break through the science experiment to find out what youre really eating.
Here are the 11 scariest ingredients in your food: From Popper
The Meat Industry Now Consumes Four-Fifths of All Antibiotics - Last year, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a set of voluntary "guidelines" designed to nudge the meat industry to curb its antibiotics habit. Ever since, the agency has been mulling whether and how to implement the new program. Meanwhile, the meat industry has been merrily gorging away on antibioticsand churning out meat rife with antibiotic-resistant pathogensif the latest data from the FDA itself is any indication. From Popper
4 Fast Food Ingredients Way Worse than Horsemeat Read more: http://naturalsocie - As youre likely aware, Burger King UK recently admitted that its famous fast food symbol the Whopper (and its other burgers) were actually made using horsemeat. In an admission that came just hours after denying the presence of horsemeat in the burgers, the secret ingredient has been broadcast on media stations worldwide as a breaking news piece. But what about the ingredients we know exist in many fast food creations and are actually far more concerning?
The fact that Burger King products contain horsemeat and the company denied the link to consumers before being forced to admit it due to DNA evidence reveals a few different things. First of all, it sheds even more light on how fast food eaters truly have no idea what theyre eating a revelation that will be further revealed by exposing the known chemicals in these products.
Why Times Square Needs a McWorld - The first time I wrote a letter to the president of McDonald's it was about breakfast. I'm not a huge fan of most of the lunch and dinner options at McDonald's but I love Sausage Egg From Nony
Breaking up the Foodopoly - While many of us hope our farmers market purchases are helping repair a broken food system, lets face it: all the locally grown organic broccoli in the world will only get us so far. Our dollars are valuable to the farmers at the market, but the domination of the American foodscape by a few powerful corporate players continues to limit consumer choices while squeezing out small and sustainable farmers and food producers. From Popper
The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal - Did you know that Aspartame was banned by the FDA twice? How is this product legal now?
The bittersweet argument over whether Aspartame is safe or not has been going on for a long time. On one side we have medical evidence that suggests we should avoid using it and on the other side we lean on the FDAs approval that suggests it is safe. Since generally that seems to be the factor that many continue to hold trust based upon, I thought we could look into the Aspartame story to find out how it came to be accepted as safe by the FDA. From Popper
Yikes! Fish Caught Close to Fukushima Site Is Massively Radioactive - A fish with radiation levels more than 2,500 times the allowed maximum was caught this week in the waters off Japans Fukushima nuclear plant.
The discovery, which comes just weeks before the two-year anniversary of the nuclear disaster, has sparked considerable concern about the safety of the local food supply. From Popper
Scientists examined the muscle tissue of 15 Bluefin tuna who were swimming off the shores of San Diego in August 2011 and were stunned to find traces of caesium-134, according to BBC News. That radioactive element can be directly tied to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster a few months earlier.
Scientists say these fish were likely spawned in Japanese waters and picked up the pollution before heading to feeding grounds in the eastern Pacific ocean. From Popper
11 Amazing Facts about the McDonald's McRib - The McDonald's McRib is back, hitting restaurants nationwide today. The legendary boneless pork sandwich, famously molded to resemble a rack of ribs, is both a feat of modern engineering and shrewd marketing.
It garners almost as much attention for its pseudo-meat shape as its impermanence on restaurant menus. From Popper
A 26-Pound Edible Gummy Party Python - The 26-Pound Edible Gummy Party Python by Vat19 is a nearly 8-foot long piece of snake-shaped candy that weighs almost 27 pounds. It is handmade in the USA using 12 pounds of sugar and is available to purchase in two dual-flavor combinations (Red Cherry From Nony
Top 10 Food Additives to Avoid - Statistics show that the average American household spends 90% of their grocery budget on foods with over 300 processed chemicals. The human body treats manmade chemicals as foreign objects, this can lead to allergies and many other health implications and side effects, for example, MSG can cause overeating and weight gain. The top ten: From Popper
The Twinkie Lives On Thanks to Canada - Today, just when the plight of snack cake lovers across the United States looked most bleak, a beacon of light shone down upon us from the North, where Canada has become the surprising savoir of all Twinkie-dom. The Globe and Mail reports that the Canadian brands that own the licenses for Hostess products in Canada will continue producing Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Ding Dongs, even as suppliers in the United States shutter their doors. Though Hostess may be dead, the Twinkie lives on. From cw
California Failed to Pass Its Genetically Modified Food Labeling Law. Now What? - California's Proposition 37, a ballot initiative aiming to label genetically modified ingredients in food, was many things, depending on who you ask: an opportunity for consumers to get transparency in their food products; an affront on family farmers, food companies, and grocers; a lawyer's dream; a chance for the U.S. to catch up to the 50-plus countries that already label GMO foods; and a fear-mongering initiative propagated by people and companies that are against science. From Popper
Coca%u2011Cola Work It Out Calculator - Health - Coca-Cola GB - Coca‑Cola has developed the Work It Out Calculator in association with Dr Greg Whyte, to highlight some of the unusual, fun and interesting ways you can achieve energy balance. Making sure there isn't an imbalance between the amount of calories you take in each day and the amount you burn can help you to maintain a healthy weight and the best way to ensure energy balance is by eating a well-balanced diet and enjoying regular physical activity. The Work It Out Calculator also highlights the wide range of drinks on offer from Coca‑Cola Great Britain, which includes low calorie and sugar free drinks such as Diet Coke and Coke Zero. From Nony
The Bitter Seeds of Monsanto's Legacy: Debt, Death, and Global Destruction - Bitter Seeds is the last film in the Trilogy produced by Teddy Bear Films. The first two, Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town, and China Blue were released in 2001 and 2005 respectively. So far, the films have won 20 international awards, aired on over 30 television channels and screened in more than 100 film festivals. From Popper
How To Drink Red Bull Total Zero: Not At All - The first thing you notice about the experience of drinking Red Bull Total Zero is the dread: ice-cold, sweaty-palm dread, bone deep, and you're still at least a half-hour away from popping the top and actually swallowing the stuff.This has to do with the "energy drink" label. Coca-Cola has caffeine in it, as do most popular carbonated beverages, yet these can be purchased and imbibed without causing you to feel as though you are participating in some Roger Corman X-ray-eyes shit; like you are standing on the warm and well-lit and familiar side of a vast black curtain and, with your first sip from the beaker-shaped can, peeking through the folds into The Beyond. Because thoseâCoca-Cola and Pepsi and Mountain Dew and suchâin their packaging and marketing and place in our culture are tasty drinks that impart an energy boost, and Red Bull is spooky energy chemicals in their liquid state. Tab is something you drink; Red Bull is something you do to yourself. Dr. Pepper is a soft drink; Red Bull is a soft pharmaceutical. From Nony
How much food does one family waste? - The study by the Natural Resource Defense Council found that America is losing up to 40 percent of its food as it travels from farm to fork. That adds up to about $165 billion in food being discarded each year. From Nony
Chocolatier makes praline in shape of own head/brains - The Bruges chocolatier Dominique Persoone has a praline made in the image of his own head and brains. "In the chocolate I use gin and hemp," he says. "But this is the legal kind. Whoever eats my head will not go floating. "
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, says it has detected radiation 380 times more than that of the government safety limit in a fish caught off the Fukushima prefecture. From Popper
Monsanto donates $4.2 million to defeat California GMO labeling initiative - The giant pesticide and food companies are afraid of the mothers and grandmothers who want the right to know whats in our food, said Stacy Malkan, media director of California Right to Know. These companies will try to buy the election, but it wont work. California moms and dads will prevail over Monsanto and Dupont. From Popper
UN Begs US to Stop Corn-Based Ethanol Production During Drought - The USDA announced that this years corn yield will be the lowest since 1995. As a result corn prices are projected to reach a record high, between $7.50 to $8.90 a bushel. To add a contrarian anecdote, the corn at my farmers market remains steady at 3 ears for $2.00, but that could change as the weather has just heated up on the West Coast.
With this runaway price spike in corn affecting livestock producers and commodity prices and all sorts of other industries, you would think this would be a good time to end the program that forces the United States to use a substantial portion of its corn in the production of biofuels. But for the moment, we still have a renewable fuels standard, and typically corn-based ethanol is produced to meet that standard. The United Nations has urged the US to stop this ethanol production mandate, citing the likelihood of elevated global food costs. From Nony
Beyond Meat: Fake chicken that tastes so real it will freak you out. - Slate Magazine - The first time a vegetarian tastes Beyond Meatâs ersatz animal flesh, heâll feel delighted and queasy at the same time. Thereâs something about the way these fake chicken strips break on your teeth, the way they initially resist and then yield to your chew, the faint fatty residue they leave on your palate and your tongueâsomething about the whole experience that feels a little too real. From Nony
Beyond Meat: Fake chicken that tastes so real it will freak you out. - Slate Magazine - The first time a vegetarian tastes Beyond Meatâs ersatz animal flesh, heâll feel delighted and queasy at the same time. Thereâs something about the way these fake chicken strips break on your teeth, the way they initially resist and then yield to your chew, the faint fatty residue they leave on your palate and your tongueâsomething about the whole experience that feels a little too real. From X Isle
Lobster Glut Slams Prices - WSJ.com - Prices at the dock have fallen to as low as $1.25 a pound in some areasâroughly 70% below normal and a nearly 30-year-low for this time of year, according to fishermen, researchers and officials. The reason: an unseasonably warm winter created a supply glut throughout the Atlantic lobster fishery. From X Isle
Grocery shrink ray - Lest you think the Grocery Shrink Ray, which reduces the size of a food product but leaves the price intact (or even makes that price increase), is a product of the Internet Age, here is evidence showing the Shrink Ray's pernicious effects from 35 years ago From X Isle
'Natural' breakfast cereals loaded with pesticides and GMOs - For far too long, breakfast cereal makers have carried out highly deceptive product labeling and positioning campaigns through the use of the term "natural." Consumers are easily misled by this term, believing it to mean the product is free from pesticide chemicals and genetically engineered ingredients. But an explosive new investigation by the Cornucopia Institute (www.Cornucopia.org) -- the same group that exposed the widespread use of hexane solvents in soy protein -- is set to send shockwaves through the "natural" products industry by revealing which so-called "natural" brands actually contain high levels GMOs and toxic chemical pesticides.
Food crisis fears as US corn soars - FT.com - Is the world on the brink of another food crisis?It has become a distressingly familiar question. With the price of agricultural staples such as corn, soyabeans and wheat soaring for the third summer in five years, the prospect of another price shock is once again becoming a prominent concern for investors and politicians alike. From X Isle
Fast Food Workers Of Reddit Tell You What Not To Eat - On the heels of a recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) with a McDonald's employee, an AskReddit conversation thread popped up yesterday that we couldn't tear ourselves away from.
"Fast food workers of Reddit, what is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? (Because of cooking safety, cleanliness, unhealthy, etc)," asked user 4ScienceandReason. This thread, which generated over 6,000 comments in 24 hours, brought some amazingly gross things to light -- some expected and some unexpected -- as well as some good-to-know tricks for the fast-food customer. From Popper
Foie gras lovers scrambling as California ban nears - latimes.com - This weekend, foie gras â fattened duck or goose liver â will vanish from California restaurants and gourmet groceries.And that has sent Sean Jordan on a one-man "foie gras bender."The Hollywood television producer resident knows that the pricey delicacy obtained from force-fed birds has been condemned by animal rights activists. Concerns about cruelty are what drove legislators in Sacramento to make California the first state in the nation to ban sales and production of the product. From X Isle
Monsanto may soon be forced to pay as much as 7.5 billion dollars back to the farmers who say that the mega corporation took their rightfully earned income and taxed their small businesses to financial shambles. It all started with a monumental lawsuit launched by over 5 million farmers against Monsanto looking to recover financial losses from ridiculous seed taxes that bankrupted many families From Popper
Freaky fruit: Nature's weird and exotic foods - For centuries, humans have taken the wild fruit that nature has to offer and cultivated its most desirable features by cross-breeding different varieties, or by simply selecting the best fruits of a native variety to seed another crop.Here are some of the most tempting and bizarre results. From X Isle
McDonalds reveals the ridiculous process of preparing food for commercials - If you've ever seen a fast food commercial and wondered "Why doesn't my burger/taco/sandwich look like that?" you're not alone. Normally these questions are never answered, but when a customer tweeted to McDonald's Canada, asking why food looks different in ads, the restaurant chain decided to reveal all its secrets. From Popper
Why We Have Sliced Bread | Food & Think - If you were to point to the most marvelous product kicking around in your pantry right now, would it be your loaf of bread? It is one of the most mundane staple foods, but as Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows in his book White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf, the lowly loaf is so much more than the sum of its simple parts. In American culture, bread is a status symbol, and the book provides a fascinating look at how store-bought white bread rose and fell in prominence. The book also answers the big question: Why do we have pre-sliced bread, and why it was the greatest thing to hit grocery store shelves? From X Isle
The Urban Hunt by Brendan Kiley - I wonder if the sound will wake a homeless man tucked under a blue tarp nearby. No matter: Rabbit is delicious, a high-end luxury a plate of lapin goes for 20 bucks at Cafe Campagne. If the homeless man wakes up, I thought, I'll offer him half. From cw
The Presurfer - Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world eating tacos. For the past 20 years, he has investigated the history, politics and evolution of Mexican food, including how Mexican silver miners likely invented the taco, how Mexican Americans in the Southwest reinvented it, and how businessman Glen Bell mass-marketed it to Anglo palates via the crunchy Taco Bell shell. From X Isle
U.S. is the Fattest Country In The World: The Top Food Offenders That Make Us Fat - Well, at least in terms of very developed nations with larger populations. The evidence is all around us and even a brief public outing will confirm it. We are one fat country. We love to eat and all the wrong foods. The problem is more related to what we eat rather than how much we eat. The culprits are not always so obvious either. Gone are the days when it was only fast food that would add to our waistline. Today it's everyday foods that are suspect. From Nony
Our Dwindling Food Variety - It compared USDA listings of seed varieties sold by commercial U.S. seed houses in 1903 with those in the U.S. National Seed Storage Laboratory in 1983. The survey, which included 66 crops, found that about 93 percent of the varieties had gone extinct. More up-to-date studies are needed. From Popper
Big Agriculture's Big Secrets: 9 Things You Need to Know About the Food You Eat - Thanks to factory farming's massive economies of scale, a lot of food today is disgusting or cruel or disgusting and cruel. Just when people stopped talking about cantaloupes with deadly listeria, "pink slime" hit the news. And just when people stopped talking about pink slime, ground beef treated with ammonia to kill germs, mad cow hit the news. Does anyone even remember the arsenic in the fruit juice? From Popper
Breakthrough wind turbine produces drinking water - Thats the promise of new technology developed by the French engineering firm Eole Water, first conceived in the late 90s by a man who collected water from his air conditioner. He reasoned that if an air conditioner could help him accumulate water, so could other types of machines, so he set about merging the production of electricity and water. From Popper
BILL GATES FOUNDATION BUYS 500,000 SHARE OF MONSANTO - "The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has purchased 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock. Monsanto is the worlds largest producer of genetically modified food, which has been tied to numerous health ailments such as sterility and infant mortality. From Popper
Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight - Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years. From Nony
Starbucks Decides To Stop Using Crushed Bug Dye In Its Drinks - The company has decided to stop using a red dye in its drinks that is derived from crushed bugs.
The Seattle-based coffee chain said in a blog post on its website Thursday that it made the decision to reformulate its drinks after feedback from consumers prompted a thorough evaluation. From Popper
Eating invasive iguanas in Florida [VIDEO] - X Isle lives in the Florida Keys, and yes, we have a problem..........iguanas.
Whatâs the best way to get rid of invasive critters? Eat them, of course!Over the course of 30 years, the island of Boca Grande in Florida went from having zero iguanas to over 10,000. This invasive species was making it impossible for native plants and animals to survive, so the islandâs residents finally decided to do something about it, and called in George Cera. In this video we go on a trip around the island with Cera that culminates in an impromptu iguana tasting.
From X Isle
Invasive Lionfish Has Florida Keys on the Hunt - The invasive 'lionfish' has arrived in the tropical water of the Florida Keys. Lion-fish is also finding itself on the dinner menu. X
KEY WEST, Fla. â Crawling through turquoise murk on the ocean floor near Tea Table Key, Rob Pillus glances at a half dozen lobsters that twirl their antennae in the fast-moving current. Mr. Pillus, an avid spear fisherman, would normally stuff the crustaceans into his mesh bag for dinner, but today he is after more exotic quarry: an invasive species called the lionfish that threatens to wreak havoc on this ecologically sensitive marine system. From X Isle
'Pink slime' forces ground beef processor into bankruptcy Read more: http://www - Public reluctance to consume products containing pink slime led to major fast-food chains, including McDonald's and Burger King, to drop AFA Foods beef filler. In addition to supplying restaurant chains and supermarkets including Safeway Inc and Supervalu Inc, both of which have said they will drop the product, AFA Food also sells its finely textured beef products under the brand names "Moran's" and "Miller Quality Meats, according to MSNBC.
Popcorn: The snack with even higher antioxidants levels than fruits and vegetables - Popcorn's reputation as a snack food that's actually good for health popped up a few notches as scientists recently reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called 'polyphenols' than fruits and vegetables. Scientists explained that the polyphenols are more concentrated in popcorn, which averages only about 4 percent water, while polyphenols are diluted in the 90 percent water that makes up many fruits and vegetables.
In another surprising finding, the researchers discovered that the hulls of the popcorn - the part that everyone hates for its tendency to get caught in the teeth - actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber. From X Isle
Highest level of radioactive cesium to date found in freshwater fish in Fukushim - Radioactive cesium far exceeding the allowable limit and way higher than previously detected contamination levels in fish has been found in river trout here, the prefectural government said on March 28.
The yamame, or landlocked masu salmon, caught in the Niida River in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, measured 18,700 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, a reading over 37 times more than the government-imposed provisional limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram. From Popper
Japanese Scientists Create Meat From Poop - Anyone up for some poop burgers?Japanese scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda from the Okayama Laboratory certainly doesn't believe in human waste.He thinks that's perfectly good protein you're sending out to sea, and he's found a way to extract it, mix it with steak sauce and create a fecal feast fit for a king.And despite the downside of having to add soya to bind it all together, Prof Ikeda thinks there's no reason why we shouldn't all tuck into his turd burgers. From X Isle
Get Your Espresso Fix on the Go with the Handpresso Auto Machine - Technabob - If you canât make it through a single day without downing several cups of coffee, then you probably have ten bucks set aside for your coffee allowance every day. That adds up to a lot over time, so youâd probably better off making a one-time investment in something like the Handpresso Auto machine. From X Isle
5 Of The Strangest Culinary Delights From Around The World - In our own countries, we enjoy a huge variety of food. Many people prefer a good portion of mac and cheese, whilst others may be pizza aficionados. Others may prefer the offerings from their local chinese or mexican takeaway, but the simple fact is there is so much great food to choose from.Yet, believe it or not, there are some people who to say the very least are a little bit more than what you might call adventurous when it comes to cuisine. These are the types of people who will have a go at eating absolutely anything. Nothing that looks remotely edible holds any fear for these voracious predators, but listed below are a few things that may make them stop and think twice before they begin the assault on their taste buds.And what you need to keep in mind â many of the locals to where these cuisines originate from actually enjoy eating them! From X Isle
Cooking Tips and Cooking Questions Answered - Cooking Light - Every cook, being human, errs, bungles, botches, and screws up in the kitchen once in a while. If you have not "caramelized" fruit in salt rather than sugar, you have not suffered the most embarrassing mistake made by one of our editors. We did not have to look much farther than our staffâand their encounters with readers, friends, and relativesâto compile a list of 25 common, avoidable culinary boo-boos. From X Isle
A Brief History of Bitters | Food & Think - In 1803, the Farmerâs Cabinet, an agriculture periodical published in Philadelphia, first mentioned the word âcocktailâ to refer to a drinkâand not a horse with a shortened tail. Another early description of a cocktail, from 1806, calls for four ingredients: âa stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters.âBitters occupy a curious niche in the history of food and drinks, especially given their early history as patent medicines with rather dubious reputations. Take one of the oldest, Angostura. Originally, the companyâs greenish-tinted bottles contained an herbal concoction made from roots, bark, and spices. The âAromatic Bittersâ took their name from the Venezuelan city where they were first created (Angostura was subsequently rechristened Cuidad Bolivar in 1846). Interestingly, early botanists also gave the name Angostura to three different species of trees, including Galipea officinalis. Because the bittersâ recipe is a tightly guarded secret, locked in a vault and known by only five employees, whether the trademarked concoction once contained the bark from any of these Angosturas remains something of a mystery. Either way, the recipeâs since to be reformulatedâin much the same way that Coca-Cola removes the potent alkaloids in coca leavesâand now Angostura neither contains Angostura, nor is it produced in Angostura. From X Isle
How America Became a Food Truck Nation - If you want to see what eating in Los Angeles is like, beyond the gold-plated Beverly Hills bistros and the bottle-service clubs that count the Kardashians among their clientele, you could do worse than to pull into a deserted parking lot late at night, check the coordinates on your iPhone and watch the stretch of asphalt fill with hundreds of hungry people. They, and probably you, have been summoned here by a Twitter blast from the Kogi truck, a retrofitted catering van serving Korean short-rib tacos, kimchi dogs and other edible symbols of L.A.âs famous cross-cultural inclusiveness, dripping plates of food drawn straight from the cityâs recombinant DNA.In the city that gave birth to the celebrity chef, Kogiâs Roy Choi is the culinary star of the moment, with awards and an international renown usually reserved for those who command palaces of cuisine. His success has inspired fleets of similar trucks, with followings for their sushi, dim sum, Brazilian barbecue, Greek sausages, red velvet pancakes, Vietnamese sandwiches, cupcakes, Indian dosas, Filipino halo-halo, Texas barbecue and any of a hundred other things. You can wander between dozens of them on the streets near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Yahoo offices, Venice boutiques or the UCLA dorms From X Isle
About GE Foods - What are Genetically Engineered Foods / GMOs?
Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs.
-From the glossary on the Monsanto website.
Organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.
-World Health Organization From Popper
Red meat is blamed for one in 10 early deaths - The Department of Health was last night urged to review its guidance on red meat after a study found that eating almost half the daily recommended amount can significantly increase the risk of dying early from cancer and heart disease. From Nony
How Your Favorite Sandwiches Were Conceived - Although there are many conflicting accounts of how the Reuben Sandwich was first brought to life, there are two theories that are especially popular. One involves Reuben's delicatessen in Manhattan, where it is said the Reuben was first created to feed Annette Seelos, Charlie Chaplin's hungry leading lady. The second theory involves a grocer in Omaha named Reuben Kulakofsky. Some say Kulakofsky created the now famous Reuben sandwich to feed players in one of his late-night poker games at Omaha's Blackstone Hotel. It wound up being such a hit that the hotel owner put it on the menu in his honor. In 2005, the Reuben got its biggest break yet with its introduction to the Arby's menu. From X Isle
The Disappearing Pig - YouTube - Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat. It is usually made from side and back cuts of pork, except in the United States, where it is almost always prepared from pork belly. But where exactly does bacon come from? Expert butcher Tom Mylan breaks down a pig until there's nothing left but salty, crispy bacon goodness.
From X Isle
[NSFW] Pat le Chef - My name is Pat, Pat Head for close friends. If like me you like marinated meat worse beautiful ass, you're in the right place! With all the craze for chefs tattooed there in the media these days, failing to make me do a sleeve, I thought that I would leave a blog ... From cw
Judge Sides with Monsanto, Ridicules Farmers' Rights - On February 24th, we received the disappointing news that federal Judge Naomi Buchwald dismissed the case of family farmers versus Monsanto. In Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) et al v. Monsanto, farmers who grow our food sought, once and for all, the protection of the U.S. courts against Monsantos abusive patent infringement lawsuits. From Popper
Tasty Lies | Frozen Meal Reviews - Tasty Lies was an idea born out of frustration, to be honest. I used to eat frozen meals a lot more and I was often let down because they rarely, if ever, look ANYTHING like the box. And that's a bummer. So I thought "Why not document what they actually look like so I know what I'm getting myself into in the future." That quickly transformed into blogging them so others would know, and now we're here. And it's really pretty awesome! Between myself and my coworkers we cover a LOT of frozen meals and fast/takeout food chains. However we cannot get to everything and that's where YOU come in! From cw
Dow and Monsanto Join Forces to Poison America's Heartland - In a match that some would say was made in hell, the nation's two leading producers of agrochemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the use of the herbicide 2,4-D, one half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange, which was used by American forces to clear jungle during the Vietnam War. These two biotech giants have developed a weed management program that, if successful, would go a long way toward a predicted doubling of harmful herbicide use in America's corn belt during the next decade. From Popper
50 of the World's Best Breakfasts from Around the World - Salivating. That's the only way to describe me after looking at all this food porn. I love to eat breakfast, it's the best meal of the day as far as I'm concerned. Pancakes, cereal, brunch, eggs, healthy breakfasts, greasy breakfasts, I'm not fussy. My only trouble is what to choose... From cw
Monsanto Wins Worst Company of 2011 Award - Natural Society has awarded Monsanto the Worst Company of 2011 award for its ongoing work to threaten human health and the environment. Currently responsible for 90 percent of all genetically-modified (GM) seed in the US, the biotechnology giant is also the leader in developing genetically-modified (GM) seeds and the resulting crops worldwide. But Monsanto is perhaps best known for its herbicide Roundup, which many experts link to soil damage and herbicide-resistant superweeds, not to mention potential health problems.