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  • ‘CRISPR’ Bacon? Scientists Create Low-Fat Pigs [China]

    10/24/2017 1:24:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    CBS - Pittsburgh ^ | 10/24/2017 | Staff
    For people who love bacon but hate everything it does to their diet, scientists in China may have created a way to have your pig and eat it too. A team of researchers have genetically altered pigs to carry nearly 24 percent less body fat. Using the CRISPR-Cas 9 gene editing technique, the team reportedly modified a group of pigs which gave birth to much leaner piglets. The experiment, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is looking to make pigs less susceptible to the cold. Scientists noted that modern pigs, especially younger ones, lack the ability...
  • A Manly way to Cook Bacon – the Machine Gun Method

    09/19/2017 8:12:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2017 | J Hines
    There's a new manly manly way that we discovered on cooking bacon. Yes, yes I know you’ve probably seen videos of the bacon wrapped around a barrel of an AR-15. Those videos are only showing the bacon getting burned from the heat of the barrel. Take a look at this method. All you need are: bacon, tin foil, some string, and.. oh yeah, an old worn out 7.62mm machinegun that is about to be thrown out, and 200 rounds of ammunition. 1. You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, and tie it...
  • Michigan Jewish Woman Sues Denny’s Over Bacon in Omelet

    09/04/2017 4:08:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 4, 2017 | STUART WINER
    Customer says she feels 'poisoned' after discovering meat in vegetarian meal ordered at a local eatery A Jewish woman from Michigan is suing a restaurant for serving her bacon in an omelet that was supposed be meatless. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP That lawsuit was filed on behalf of Angela Montgomery, 30, of Sterling Heights by her attorney Majed Moughni, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. Montgomery is seeking monetary damages for emotional and physical distress caused by eating the bacon. She alleged breach of contract and...
  • KFC Sued For Serving Bacon To Muslim Couple

    09/04/2017 3:41:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Dearborn Patch ^ | Scott Daniel
    A Dearborn couple is seeking unspecified damages for being served bacon on a pair of sandwiches earlier this summer.A Muslim couple from Dearborn is suing Kentucky Fried Chicken for having recently been served bacon on a chicken sandwiches. An unspecified amount of damages are being sought by the couple, who purchased the sandwiches at a Lincoln Park KFC. They allege cheese and bacon were added to the sandwiches after they requested cheese only, according to a Detroit Free Press report. In May, a Dearborn man of Muslim faith sued Little Caesars for $100 million after he was allegedly served and...
  • Bacon Smoked a Second Time...

    08/22/2017 8:19:11 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | August 22 2017 | BBC
    Rescued piglets served up as sausages to the firefighters, who rescued them...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/08/2017 3:40:35 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 108 replies
    We have a number of Freepers who have been following the Low-Carb way of eating, so I thought we’d do another of our occasional Low-Carb threads this week. A drawback I’ve found with Low-Carb recipe books is they are often written by fitness or nutrition experts, not actual Chefs; and many of the recipes leave a lot to be desired in terms of flavor. One book I return to often is George Stella’s ‘Livin' Low Carb’. In addition to creating great recipes, Chef Stella and his family members have successfully lost a lot of weight on the Low-Carb system, and...
  • Health Insurers in Idaho Request Premium Rate Hikes As High As 81%

    08/03/2017 9:32:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    Director of insurance says to stabilize the market and reduce rates, Congress should repeal and replace Obamacare! Health care insurers in Idaho have requested premium rate hikes as high as 81 percent for next year, according to the state's Department of Insurance. The five insurers serving the individual market in Idaho are Blue Cross of Idaho Health Service, Mountain Health Co-Op, PacificSource Health Plans, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, and SelectHealth. For all plans, insurers requested rates ranging from a low of 25 percent to a high of 51 percent for a combined average statewide rate increase of 38 percent. For...
  • MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Attributes Market Confidence to Trump Cutting Regulations

    08/03/2017 9:26:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 08/02/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday attributed strong markets to President Donald Trump's campaign promise of cutting regulations, which she said held up profitability during the Obama administration. "The markets are very very strong, " Ruhle said. "Why is that? Now across the board, we have low volatility. We have strong earnings. The market has been chugging along." Ruhle went on to question whether the Dow Jones Industrial Average's success can be attributed to Trump himself, saying there is a disconnect between the two. "But on the positive, what we do have now is a market that corporate America is...
  • Concerns over Donald Trump’s daily diet (The last three presidents before Trump ate junk food)

    07/30/2017 3:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo7 ^ | July 30, 2017 | Allison Yee
    As President of the United States, Donald Trump has an army of five personal chefs, ready and waiting to slave away in the kitchen to cater to his every dietary need. Instead, the POTUS’ favourite foods have been revealed – and it hasn’t left experts impressed. According to the Chicago Tribune, Trump eats “like a teenage boy”, indulging in fast food – he celebrated with a Big Mac and fries after he won the Republican presidential nomination - and knocking back cans of Diet Coke. By all accounts, he’s not a huge fan of breakfast, but if he does eat...
  • PETA Asks Twitter For Reasons To Eat Bacon. It Backfires Dramatically.

    06/29/2017 9:37:04 AM PDT · by johnk · 33 replies
    Daily Wire (archive) ^ | JUNE 29, 2017 | BY: AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
    NoNoy • 2 hours ago My respect level for Orrin Hatch just went up. Liquid55 • 2 hours ago I was thinking the exact same thing. smithereens • 2 hours ago ransom78 • 1 hour ago The bacon staffer. Every competent politician has one. Rebel Yeller • 2 hours ago Whatever respect that Hatch gained for loving bacon was quickly wiped away by his being on Twitter. NoNoy • 2 hours ago Bacon>Twitter. In fact, bacon>almost anything. It's still a net gain. Jesse Beaumont • 2 hours ago If we weren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made out...
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch Expertly Trolls PETA

    06/29/2017 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies ^ | 06/29/2017
    Sen. Orrin Hatch trolled PETA’s Twitter account after they asked the public to present their best arguments for eating bacon. Hatch first responded with an American flag emoji before snapping a bunch of pictures of him eating and shopping for various bacon products.
  • UC Berkeley Graduate Gets Probation for Vandalism, Leaving Bacon at Sacramento Mosque

    06/18/2017 1:47:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/17/2017 | na
    A Davis woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for breaking windows and leaving bacon at a mosque near Sacramento. The Sacramento Bee reports that 30-year-old Lauren Kirk-Coehlo was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in April. The graduate of UC Berkeley had been jailed since her arrest in mid-February. She admitted vandalizing the Davis Islamic Center in January, destroying six windows and two bicycles. Kirk-Coehlo had faced up to six years in prison after also admitting to a hate-crime allegation. Officials say she put bacon strips on door handles. Muslims are prohibited from eating pork products. {..snip..}
  • Bacon Bouquets? Women-Owned Small Business Makes It Happen

    06/15/2017 2:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 13 2017,
    The CEO: Logan Rae, 22, co-founder (with Kim Hruda) of Bacon Boxes School: Class of 2017 at Florida Atlantic University From: Miami, Florida Based in: Boca Raton, Florida Number of employees: 2-3 part time; with seasonal delivery drivers it goes up to 5. Sleep: 4-7 hours a night Our a-ha moment The idea came in early 2015. I had made a bacon bouquet for a friend that I delivered to a busy office. All the women went crazy over it. I had a final right after, but I took on the project on my own. It was insane. So when...
  • Morbidly Obese Pig Rescued in Billerica, Animal Cruelty Charges Possible

    06/07/2017 4:02:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    WWLP ^ | June 7, 2017 | Anthony Fay
    Maybelle weighs about 80 pounds more than she should The owner of a potbellied pig who is about 80 pounds overweight is expected to be charged with animal cruelty. Meanwhile, an animal rescue group is trying to get the obese pig back down to a healthy weight. Michael DeFina, spokesperson for the Animal Rescue League of Boston, says that one year-old Maybelle was taken from Billerica to their Dedham adoption center about six weeks ago. He said that at the time of her arrival, she weighed 196 pounds, about 80 pounds over her ideal weight. She cannot see, due to...
  • Reporters Fall for Fake Document of Trump Making Absurd Demands in Israel

    05/22/2017 5:26:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/22/2017 | Alex Griswold
    Reporters on Monday fell for a fake "White House" document that supposedly showed President Donald Trump making unusual demands of his Israeli hosts during his trip abroad. The Twitter account Rogue White House Senior Advisor on Friday shared what it claimed was Trump's demands ahead of a trip to Israel, including roughly a metric ton of sugary and non-kosher junk food. .. Some elements of the purported demands were obvious jokes. The demand that microwaves remain unplugged was a mocking reference to White House advisor Kellyanne Conway's bizarre comment that the appliance could be used for spying, and the request...
  • Cause of death? Too much bacon

    03/08/2017 7:57:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    N Y Post ^ | 03/08/2017 | ap
    “Good” foods that were under-eaten include: nuts and seeds, seafood rich in omega-3 fats including salmon and sardines; fruits and vegetables; and whole grains. “Bad” foods or nutrients that were over-eaten include salt and salty foods; processed meats including bacon, bologna and hot dogs; red meat including steaks and hamburgers; and sugary drinks. The research is based on U.S. government data showing there were about 700,000 deaths in 2012 from heart disease, strokes and diabetes and on an analysis of national health surveys that asked participants about their eating habits. Most didn’t eat the recommended amounts of the foods studied....
  • Inside Trump's Secret Dinner: A Side of the President You Don't Ever See

    02/26/2017 5:06:29 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 180 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | February 26, 2017 | Benny Johnson
    The president was heading to his new flagship property in D.C., the Trump Hotel, for a private dinner at the BLT Steakhouse inside. Once the president arrived at the location, the reporter who was on assignment to cover him, Jordan Fabian of The Hill, was not let into the building and had to wait in the van outside for the remainder of the dinner, without a guest list or details of what was happening inside. Inside the restaurant, I was seated at a table that had booked hours earlier, directly next to where Trump would be dining. I made the...
  • MNfusion: Tullibee Chef Crowned Prince Of Pigs At Cochon555

    02/21/2017 6:48:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies ^ | 2/21/17 | Katie Fraser
    Where’s the beef? Well, it made way for the pork. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities foodies celebrated the pig in all of its glory at Cochon555. An event dedicated to all things pork, Cochon555 celebrates heritage pigs and sustainable farming of the animal. The competition featured five chefs, who compete head-to-head creating dishes using a whole heritage breed pig. The focus is on fine dining. Proceeds from the 14-city event go to Piggy Bank, a charity focusing on sanctuaries for heritage breed pigs and Open Access Agriculture.
  • Pork industry says not to worry about a bacon shortage

    02/05/2017 2:02:44 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | February 1, 2017 8:01 pm | AP
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An insatiable demand for bacon depleted frozen pork belly supplies in the U.S. to a record low level for December, but the pork industry is confident it can keep up with demand and avoid any serious shortages. Bottom line: A pound of bacon may cost a little more as winter wears on, but prices should stabilize by summer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported last week that pork bellies in cold storage fell to 17.7 million pounds last month, the lowest December inventory since records began in 1957. In comparison, more than 52.3 million pounds...
  • Now It’s Getting Serious: 2017 Could See a Bacon Shortage

    02/03/2017 4:44:05 PM PST · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01 February 2017 | Lucy Bayly
    Call it the first sign of the aporkalypse: The nation could be facing a bacon shortage, with stocks of the salty strips at their lowest since 1957 due to a surge in demand (bacon ice cream, anyone?). Recent data from the USDA shows that 2016 inventory for frozen pork belly, which puts the B in your BLT, is down 35.6 million pounds from 2015 levels.