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  • 12 States Are Trying To Take A California Egg Law To The Supreme Court

    12/05/2017 10:26:43 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/04/2017 | Gabrielle Okun
    Twelve states are trying to take a California egg law to the Supreme Court, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. A dozen states filed the lawsuit Monday to block a California law requiring any eggs sold in the state must come from hens that have enough space to stretch out in their cages, reported The Associated Press. This law has cost consumers up to $350 million annually due to the higher egg prices, according to the Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The states suing are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah and Wisconsin.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    10/03/2017 4:45:44 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 93 replies
    Coxhinas are little chicken croquettes and a very popular street food in Brazil. The chicken is poached, shredded and mixed with cream cheese and various seasonings, wrapped in dough, and then deep fried. The poaching broth is reserved to make the dough, which is sometimes made partly from mashed potatoes. They're supposed to resemble a chicken leg, but most look more like pears, to me; you can shape them any way you like. Here is a basic recipe, and then some links to videos showing variations. The 'Food Busker' has a way with them that looks especially flavorful: your...
  • Morgan Spurlock's Long-Awaited Super Size Me Sequel Is Here

    09/10/2017 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Food and Wine ^ | September 8th 2017 | Christopher Rosen
    Thirteen years after Morgan Spurlock’s hit documentary Super Size Me put the fast-food industry on blast and the filmmaker on the map as one of the modern era’s best-known documentarians, Spurlock is back with a sequel. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will have its world premiere on Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival (screening details for those in Toronto for the fest can be found here). Whereas in the original film, the Oscar-nominated Spurlock attempted to eat only McDonald’s food products for a 30-day period, Super Size Me 2 finds the filmmaker opening up his own fast-food establishment,...
  • Loveless monkey adopts chicken at zoo

    08/25/2017 7:52:09 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 37 replies ^ | 08/25/2017 | Unattributed
    A lonely monkey at an Israeli zoo has found a way to soothe her maternal urges: by adopting a chicken. Niv, an Indonesian black macaque, has spent the past week caressing, cleaning and playing with the bird at the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv. "It seems that Niv, who is four years old and has reached the age of sexual maturity, has difficulty finding a partner," the zoo's spokeswoman Mor Porat said. "This probably explains the maternal instinct she expresses to this chicken." The bird, which doesn't have a name, could easily escape through the bars but chooses...
  • Berkeley butcher shop puts up sign to quell animal rights protests

    08/09/2017 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 9, 2017 | By Otis R. Taylor Jr.
    To get protesters to leave the Local Butcher Shop alone, the Berkeley meat market’s owners agreed to promote an animal rights message. Now, in the upper left corner of one of the store’s front windows, there’s a 15-inch-by-15-inch sign. In white letters on a black background, it reads: “Attention: Animals’ lives are their right. Killing them is violent and unjust, no matter how it’s done.” In exchange for putting up the sign, Direct Action Everywhere, an animal rights group, agreed to protest at the store only twice a year.
  • 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...
  • Why US trade deal could hinge on chickens

    07/23/2017 5:43:13 PM PDT · by ptsal · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 23, 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    A Cabinet split over whether to allow the import of controversial “chlorine washed” chicken could cause a major stumbling block in Liam Fox’s trade talks with the US today. It is more than one-fifth cheaper than British chicken, and has been deemed safe by the European Food Safety Authority, despite the EU ban.
  • DISTURBING VIDEO: Georgia mom, daughter attacked over cold chicken

    06/26/2017 3:22:44 PM PDT · by Lera · 90 replies
    KRON4 ^ | June 23, 2017
    SAVANNAH, Georgia (KRON) — A Georgia restaurant owner and her teenage daughter were beaten up by a couple, and it was all caught on camera. And the attack all started over cold chicken. The video is disturbing. The owner of a Qwik Chick restaurant, Jeanette Norris, says the incident happened Thursday. A couple went to her stand and complained about their food being cold. After a few minutes back and forth, Jeanette says she refunded their money, but then she says the couple went crazy. They started cussing and beating down the window. Norris went outside to tell them police...
  • What is so bad about a chicken dinner?

    06/05/2017 3:41:47 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 135 replies
    People always talk bad about a chicken dinner. Be it a $50 a plate "rubber chicken" dinner at a fundraiser for some state rep, a low-budget dinner served at a wedding reception (usually at a VFW hall) buffet-style in those big metal trays heated with sterno cans or maybe a "grab-and-go" dinner for home after work. What I mean by "grab-and-go" are usually those ubiquitous rotisserie chickens that are under those hot lights at supermarkets all across America for something like $7.99 for an entire chicken ($5.99 if you have the store discount card). But damn, those rotisserie chickens sure...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/19/2017 3:47:18 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 86 replies
    Well, we’re back! I thought we’d do something different this week, and post the recipes that our friends and family like the most and always request. I have two that I’ve routinely taken to potlucks and parties that are always asked for again. The first is Olive Cheese Balls – a pimento-stuffed green olive wrapped in cheesy pastry. This is a very old recipe that has always remained popular, and is very easy to do. It’s one pastry that I do make in the food processor rather than manually cutting the fat and cheese into the flour , and I...
  • US and China sign trade agreement (cooked chicken)

    05/12/2017 1:55:53 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 35 replies
    The US and China have reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies. Under the deal, China will also lift its ban on US beef imports and accept US shipments of liquefied natural gas. In return, Chinese cooked chicken will be allowed into the US market and Chinese banks can enter the US market.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/10/2017 4:39:59 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 70 replies
    Sometimes we use Peapod, a grocery delivery service, so that we have a weekend now and then where we don’t have to do anything but stay home, read books, putter around the house. It’s very convenient, and when you factor-in the value of time - and in my area, the frustration of traffic - it isn’t very expensive. I wouldn’t do it every week – I like going into the store and looking around; but it’s very useful and efficient for our occasional use. We discovered recently that Peapod is offering ‘meal kits’; and since some of you have had...
  • As KFC shuns some antibiotics, U.S. chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano

    04/09/2017 12:54:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 89 replies
    businessinsider ^ | Apr. 7, 2017 | Tom Polansek and Lisa Baertlein
    To meet increasing demand for meat raised without certain antibiotics, top U.S. chicken company Tyson Foods Inc and rival producers are turning to sanitizing wipes, bacteria-reducing fog and even oregano to keep birds healthy. Some have spent years of trial and error on new techniques to figure out replacements for human drugs, part of a fight against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in people. Yum Brands Inc's KFC on Friday became the last of the big three U.S. chicken restaurants to move away from antibiotics important to human medicine. McDonald's Corp and privately held Chick-fil-A had already made similar...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/06/2017 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 90 replies
    One of the best dishes that my husband makes is a ‘Chicken Primavera’ pasta dish, with asparagus. This recipe calls for Vermouth, which I don’t like very much; so we use a dry white wine instead; and you don’t have to use Fettuccine - it’s also nice with little shells or any other whimsical pasta. I think I originally found this in one of those little recipe books that they place at the supermarket checkout to lure you into an impulse purchase. I’ve been ‘impulsed’ many times, and have found some very nice recipes in those pamphlets ;-) Chicken Primavera...
  • Startup Serves Up Chicken Produced From Cells in Lab

    03/15/2017 2:55:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Updated March 15, 2017 8:43 a.m. ET | By Jacob Bunge
    ‘Clean meat’ developers say it avoids towering costs of feeding, caring for livestock; Tyson Foods takes note A Bay Area food-technology startup says it has created the world’s first chicken strips grown from self-reproducing cells without so much as ruffling a feather. And the product pretty much tastes like chicken, according to people who were offered samples Tuesday in San Francisco, before Memphis Meats Inc.’s formal unveiling on Wednesday. Scientists, startups and animal-welfare activists believe the new product could help to revolutionize the roughly $200 billion U.S. meat industry. Their goal: Replace billions of cattle, hogs and chickens with animal...
  • Say Hello to Finger-Lickin’ Lab-Grown Chicken

    03/15/2017 11:32:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The MIT Technology Review ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jamie Condliffe
    Fried chicken will never be guilt-free. But you may soon be able to remove at least part of the remorse the next time you chow down—because it might not have required a single bird to be harmed. Memphis Meats is one of a cadre of startups racing to create meat that doesn’t involve killing any animals. The firm's approach to what it calls “clean meat” is to culture animal cells in the lab, feed them nutrients until they grow into pieces large enough to cook and eat. The company has already grown beef (as have others). Last year, it made...
  • Startup to Serve Up Chicken Strips Cultivated From Cells in Lab

    03/15/2017 8:32:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03/15/2017 | Jacob Bunge
    And it pretty much tastes like chicken, according to people who were offered samples Tuesday in San Francisco, before a planned big reveal on Wednesday by Memphis Meats Inc. Scientists, startups and animal-welfare activists believe the new product could help to revolutionize the roughly $200 billion U.S. meat industry. Their goal: Replace billions of cattle, hogs and chickens with animal meat they say can be grown more efficiently and humanely in stainless steel bioreactor tanks. Startups including Memphis Meats and Mosa Meat, based in the Netherlands, have been pursuing the concept. They call it “clean meat,” a spin on “clean...
  • DNA Test Shows Subway’s Oven-Roasted Chicken Is Only 50 Percent Chicken

    02/28/2017 7:07:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies ^ | February 27, 2017 11:24 PM | Staff
    LOS ANGELES ( — If you think that chicken sandwich you ordered at Subway did not fully taste like fowl, you may have been right. According to a Canadian study, a DNA test showed only half of Subway’s oven-roasted patty is made with real chicken. Subway was among five fast-food restaurants, whose chicken the Canadian Broadcast Corporation had tested. The results showed the Oven Roasted Chicken patties averaged 53.6 percent chicken DNA while the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki strips came in at 42.8 percent. The sandwich chain refuted the results of the DNA test in a released statement: “SUBWAY Canada...
  • Chicken at Subway only contains about 50 percent chicken DNA, tests show

    02/27/2017 4:07:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 111 replies
    KDVR ^ | February 27, 2017 | Anica Padilla
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had researchers at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory test the chicken from several fast food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, A&W, Tim Hortons and Subway. Most of the scores were between 85 and 90 percent chicken DNA. Except at Subway. The oven roasted chicken scored 53.6 percent chicken DNA and the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki (chicken strips) had just 42.8 percent chicken DNA, according to the CBC Marketplace investigation. ... So what else is in the meat? According to the DNA testing, it’s soy.
  • Popeyes sold to Burger King parent for $1.8 billion

    02/22/2017 12:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Business Journal ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jacques Couret
    Love that Chicken from... Ontario? Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) will buy Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) for $1.8 billion. Popeyes shareholders will get $79 in cash a share at closing -- a premium of 27 percent based on Popeyes’ 30-trading day Volume Weighted Average Price as of Feb. 10. The deal, expected to close by early April 2017, brings the New Orleans spicy chicken brand to the Ontario, Canada-based company that owns Burger King and Tim Hortons. Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the United States. RBI plans to continue developing the brand at...