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  • 'Coconut Is Pure Poison' (Harvard Professor)

    08/22/2018 11:27:29 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 173 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 20, 2018 | Valentina Resetarits
    ‘…During the lecture, titled "Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors," Karin Michels has made herself very clear with regard to dietary recommendations, and underlined that coconut oil is not healthy. Its superfood status had already come under scrutiny last year after the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its guidelines, which recommended that people avoid the saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. Michels went a step further than to recommend avoiding the foodstuff, saying "coconut oil is pure poison" and "is one of the worst foods you can eat." There's no study showing significant health benefits to coconut-oil consumption. And,...
  • Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwes

    08/13/2018 7:37:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 13, 2018, | Pennsylvania State University
    Historically, scarlet macaws lived from South America to eastern coastal Mexico and Guatemala, thousands of miles from the American Southwest. Previously, researchers thought that ancestral Puebloan people might have traveled to these natural breeding areas and brought birds back, but the logistics of transporting adolescent birds are difficult. None of the sites where these early macaw remains were found contained evidence of breeding—eggshells, pens or perches. "We were interested in the prehistoric scarlet macaw population history and the impacts of human direct management," said George. "Especially any evidence for directed breeding or changes in the genetic diversity that could co-occur...
  • Scarlet Macaw Skeletons Point to Early Emergence of Pueblo Hierarchy

    06/23/2015 11:56:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    New work on the skeletal remains of scarlet macaws found in an ancient Pueblo settlement indicates that social and political hierarchies may have emerged in the American Southwest earlier than previously thought. Researchers determined that the macaws, whose brilliant red and blue feathers are highly prized in Pueblo culture, were persistently traded hundreds of miles north from Mesoamerica starting in the early 10th century, at least 150 years before the origin of hierarchy is usually attributed. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that the acquisition and control of macaws, along with other valued...
  • Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' still dropping sweets from the sky after 70 years

    08/01/2018 5:27:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Janet Weinstein
    A World War II veteran who has been delivering sweet surprises from the sky for 70 years continues to brings smiles to the faces of children as the "Candy Bomber.” "There's something magical about a chocolate bar come floatin' out of the sky," Col. Gail "Hal" Halvorsen told ABC News. "It's tied on an actual parachute. Hopefully, some kids appreciate it." Halvorsen, 97, started his candy drops when he was a U.S. pilot for the Allied forces during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Russians cut off food and supplies to West Berlin, Germany. The United States and its allies...
  • Chocolate milk may be better than sports drinks for exercise recovery

    07/13/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    Yahoooo! ^ | July 12, 2018 | [Reuters] By Lisa Rapaport
    Athletes who drink chocolate milk during exercise or after a hard workout may recover just as quickly as they would with sports drinks, a research review suggests. What people eat and drink during intense exercise and afterward can impact how well their muscles recover and how rapidly their body replaces fluids and electrolytes lost during the workout, previous research has found. Most studies assessing whether drinks with carbohydrates and electrolytes, or with protein, might aid recovery have been too small to draw firm conclusions about which beverages are the best option, the authors of the new review write in European...
  • Mixed-race family asks Blue Bell Ice Cream to change flavor name to be more inclusive

    06/22/2018 6:06:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 185 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2018 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    The mother of a mixed-race family is asking a popular ice cream manufacturer to change the name of one of its flavors to be more inclusive. Traci Schmidley says she is a mother of six and a foster mom to more. Some of her children are black and some are white. She says it was her 10-year-old son who first noticed the name of the ice cream, "The Great Divide." "The Great Divide" is half vanilla and half chocolate. The container has a line right down the middle dividing the off-white vanilla from the chocolate brown. When the family bought...
  • Massive chocolate spill shuts highway after tanker truck crash

    05/10/2018 1:10:45 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2018 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A Polish highway was shut down on Wednesday when a tanker truck full of liquid chocolate crashed and spilled its contents across the road. Cleanup efforts on the highway were being hampered because the chocolate was quickly cooling and solidifying on the six-lane surface. Crews at the scene said that they needed to ship in hot water to melt the chocolate and wash it away. Senior brigadier Bogdan Kowalski with the fire brigade of Slupca, a town in western Poland, said, "cooling chocolate is worse than snow." TVN24 reported from the site of the accident that the driver was taken...
  • Valentine’s Day

    02/14/2018 7:13:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-14-18 | MOTUS
    Is Valentine’s Day not the best made-up holiday ever? It’s a fake holiday for lovers: lovers of flowers, chocolates, puppies…no matter who or what you love there’s something for everyone.Flowers:Puppies:Flower Puppies:Chocolates:Puppies:Chocolate Puppies: And even lovers of sentimental thoughts: But if you still can’t think of a reason to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, tell me this isn’t reason enough?Now get out there, wear your heart on your butt,and have yourself a merry little holiday…with chocolate. Regardless of it’s race, color, sex or national origin. Sure it’s messy, but what have you got to lose? It’s all good. And I know it’s...
  • German Police Hunt Thieves who Stole 44 Tons of Chocolate

    01/30/2018 3:43:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    570News ^ | Jan 29, 2018
    Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons (48.5 U.S. tons) of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany and there’s no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators. Police said Monday the trailers packed with 400,000 euros ($496,100) worth of chocolate were stolen from an industrial park in Freiburg on Friday night. One was found Saturday hauled by a Polish truck that had stopped at a rest area near the German-French border. The driver fled on foot and
  • Worker drowns in vat of chocolate

    07/25/2002 2:57:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 258+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/25/02 | OWEN MORITZ
    A Pennsylvania factory worker has drowned in a 1,200-gallon vat of melted milk chocolate, swallowed up by the gooey, quicksand-like mixture. Yoni Cordon, 19, of Philadelphia, an employee of the Kargher Corp. in Hatfield Township, apparently tumbled from a platform into the 7-foot-deep vat, which is used for mixing and melting chocolate. But nobody saw the accident, and Cordon couldn't save himself. "It was like quicksand," said Jim Viscusi, assistant chief of the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of nearby Lansdale, which was first rescue unit on the scene. "We found the gentleman immersed in the vat. It was not the...
  • Climate Change Insanity: NOAA Study Claims Chocolate Will Become Extinct by 2050

    01/03/2018 6:32:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you’re a chocolate lover like most of normal people out there, boy, do we have bad news for you: according to an official (as in governmental) report courtesy of NOOA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association), due to anthropogenic (as in man-made) climate change/global warming/whatchamacallit, by the year 2050 chocolate will become a thing of the past. Why? Well, due to climate change driven by your gas guzzler, your air conditioner, your latest iPhone or whatever, growing cacao trees will become next to impossible in the not-so-distant future, hence chocolate will suffer the fate of the dodo bird. That means,...
  • Scientists Expect Chocolate to Go Extinct by 2050

    01/02/2018 8:27:51 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 204 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/2/2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    You may love chocolate, but you should probably start preparing yourself to say goodbye to it: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted that cacao plants are likely to go extinct as early as 2050 due to climate change. But there’s one glimmer hope on the horizon: Mars—the candy company which makes such chocolate treats as the Snickers and the Twix bar—has teamed up with the University of California on a new method that may help save future cacao crops.
  • FDA moves to end snortable chocolate, calling it 'street drug alternative'

    12/13/2017 9:39:24 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 13, 2017
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning a pair of Florida companies to stop distributing a snortable chocolate powder, claiming it's being sold as an unapproved new drug and as a “street drug alternative.” The regulatory action against Coco Loko comes six months after the product's debut, and after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called it “cocaine on training wheels.” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement that “[a]s a physician and a parent, I’m deeply troubled by the unlawful marketing of these potentially dangerous products, especially since they are so easily accessible by minors.”
  • Hershey’s Will Release a New Candy Bar for the First Time in 20 Years

    11/01/2017 5:45:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | November 1, 2017
    More than twenty years later, the candy company is releasing their fourth candy bar ever, called Hershey Gold. Using what the company calls “caramelized crème,” this new Hershey’s bar, which Food & Wine previewed back in September, isn’t actually made with any chocolate. Instead, the creamy, caramel-color base is packed with peanuts and pretzels. The bar won’t hit store shelves until December 1, but Food & Wine recently had the pleasure of tasting it ahead of time.
  • Off-Duty NYPD Cop Flips Out Over Chocolate Store Closing

    10/25/2017 9:17:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2017 | Tina Moore
    An off-duty NYPD officer went berserk in a Godiva store when she was told they were closing — even fighting police who responded to the call, cops said. Officer Amanda Villafane went to the store at the Stamford Town Center with her mother and Christopher Salvadore, 32, around 6 p.m. Sunday, police said. “They were told the store was closing,” Stamford Police Sgt. Brian Butler said. “They were not happy with that answer.”
  • Woman Fired for Eating Co-Worker's Chocolate Bar Wins Back Job

    10/03/2017 2:06:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    A woman and her employer reached a settlement on Wednesday in a case over how she was fired without notice from her job of 30 years over eating a colleague's chocolate bar. The woman, Juliane L., had been employed as a care worker at a facility for disabled children for more than three decades, when she was fired in February without notice over accusations that she ate a colleague’s chocolate bar worth €2.50, and also used a work washing machine for private purposes. The employer had argued that these were violations of house rules, and that she had repeatedly stolen...
  • Schumer calls on FDA to regulate ‘snortable chocolate’

    07/09/2017 7:46:26 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 49 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | July 9, 2017 6:51 am | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal regulators to look into a “snortable chocolate” powder, saying he’s worried that it could prove harmful and is being marketed like a drug. In a letter Saturday, the New York Democrat asked the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the use of caffeine in inhalable food products such as so-called Coco Loko. It’s gotten buzz in recent weeks. Schumer, the Senate minority leader, says there are too many unanswered questions about a product pitched under the innocent-sounding name of chocolate. “This suspect product has no clear health value,” he...
  • Snortable Chocolate Arrives in U.S. Stores

    06/16/2017 12:55:58 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 49 replies
    One of the first things you notice after opening a jar of Coco Loko is that it looks like hot chocolate mix. Snorting a line of the brown powder with specks of white confirms its familiar flavor, followed by a rush of energy. Americans are beginning to see the product alongside candy bars and energy pills at local shops as the Florida company Legal Lean moves to take a European club-drug trend mainstream. “I can see it taking off, as long as it doesn't get too controversial,” says Nick Anderson, director of marketing for the five-person Orlando company. "We feel...
  • Study finds surprising number of Americans think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

    06/15/2017 7:36:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 126 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | June 15, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    (WCMH) – According to a recent survey, seven percent of Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows. The survey was conducted by the Innovation Center of US Dairy.
  • Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

    05/23/2017 10:09:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cari Nierenberg
    Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month — or more frequently than that — had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart