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  • Check list time…a bit early.

    02/08/2012 7:00:55 PM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Papa's Swamp ^ | 7/25/11
    Time for the monthly rotation checklist. I’ve adapted this from alpharubicon’s site (they have more info than I can ever read). Usually do this the first Friday of every month (you pick best time for you). Some of these actions may only pertain to those living in a moist (and in my case salty) environment. If you have a suggestion of what to add…let me know!
  • The Political Savvy of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Campaign (No, wait, she's serious!)

    02/07/2012 5:47:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 7, 2012 | Professor Marion Nestle
    On the second anniversary of the campaign to fight childhood obesity, reflecting on how smart it was to target school lunch and food deserts. On the occasion of the two-year anniversary of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, it's time to reflect again on what the campaign means for the White House, for childhood obesity, and for the food movement. A year later, I summarized some of the campaign's accomplishments. From the beginning, I've been impressed with its smart choice of targets: to reduce childhood obesity by improving school food and inner city access to healthy foods. I'm reminded of the...
  • Hmmmm … bacon milkshake!!!

    02/07/2012 7:45:33 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    Atlanta Journal Const. ^ | 02/07/2012 | David Markiewicz
    Really, really love bacon? Then this might be the drink for you. That’s drink. Jack in the Box, the sometimes out-there burger chain, has come up with a belly-buster idea to cap it’s “Marry Bacon” advertising campaign. It’s offering a bacon milkshake. Kind of sidesteps the old bacon burger and a shake idea, doesn’t it?
  • You Are What You Eat: Genetically Modified Foods Include “Information”

    02/04/2012 4:00:27 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Smart Publications ^ | January 14, 2012 | John Morgenthaler
    Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in our foods, we expect. But information? According to recent research from China’s Nanjing University, when people eat rice, tiny sequences of microRNA from the plant-based food can survive the body’s digestive process and end up absorbed in human tissue where — and here’s the reason why we need to know about this study — plant microRNA may actually affect how our cells behave and function. In the study, Exogenous plant MIR168a specifically targets mammalian LDLRAP1: evidence of cross-kingdom regulation by microRNA, published in the Journal Cell Research, the genetic material from rice showed up...
  • McDonald's to expose everything about its chemical food in Russia.

    01/31/2012 8:56:14 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 7 replies
    Pravda ^ | Jan 16, 2012
    Consumer rights' advocates filed a lawsuit against McDonald's fast food chain in Russia. The lawsuit was filed at Moscow's Tverskoy Court. The plaintiffs intend to oblige the company to indicate the complete list of ingredients on packaging, rather than the content of protein, fat and carbohydrates. Representatives of the Consumer Rights Protection Society claim that concealing the content of products the company violates the status of the retail outlet of finished products, not to mention the fact that it misleads consumers. According to experts, the range of milkshakes, which the chain sells, can not be referred to as "milk" under...
  • Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

    01/30/2012 6:49:08 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 20 replies
    President Obama, I oppose your appointment of Michael Taylor, a former VP and Lobbyist for Monsanto, the widely criticized Genetically Modified (GM) food multinational, as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the FDA. Taylor is the same person who was Food Safety Czar at the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks. This is a travesty. Taylor was in charge of policy for Monsanto's now-discredited GM Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which is directly linked to cancer and opposed by many medical and hospital organizations.
  • Last Call for Responsible Drinkers in NYC

    01/30/2012 2:24:58 PM PST · by 92nina · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Cost of Government Center ^ | 2012-01-27 | [Staff]
    Across the country the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been spending millions of ‘Stimulus’ dollars running campaigns and ads attacking tobacco and sugar-sweetened beverages like soda. Health police have also waged overt war on alcoholic beverages. After taxing beverages to no end Big Brother has turned more frequently to regulating away individual choice. Nowhere is the Nanny State more alive and well than in the Big Apple. Under the guise of public health, Mayor Bloomberg is planning a draconian assault on alcoholic beverages, plotting to close a number of drinking establishments and restrict alcohol advertising throughout the city. Initial...
  • USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards

    01/27/2012 6:48:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | January 25, 2012 | Allison Aubrey
    Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new nutrition standards for school meals announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and first lady Michelle Obama. "When we send our kids to school, we expect that they won't be eating the kind of fatty, salty, sugary foods that we try to keep them from eating at home," Obama said in a statement. "We want the food they get at school to be the same kind of food we would serve at our...
  • President Blames Media for Bad Image

    01/22/2012 2:01:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 30 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Jan 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama laid the blame for impressions that he is “cold and aloof” at the feat of what he called “a largely hostile media.” “It’s lonely at the top,” Obama complained. “The average person has plenty of equally situated people who share similar day-to-day experiences. But who shares what I go through on a daily basis? I’m one-of-a-kind. No one is my equal. I can’t hang out with anyone without having to reach down to a lower social strata.” “Instead of praising my magnificence, though, the media foments criticism and complaints,” Obama continued. “A person reading a newspaper or watching...
  • TSA Confiscates Cupcake

    01/17/2012 10:15:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Jan 2012 | John Semmens
    Those mocking the Transportation Security Administration for recently confiscating a passenger’s cupcake are missing the point says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. “It’s not that we’re saying that a cupcake, per se, is a dangerous weapon,” Napolitano explained. “But the risk of a random confiscation of any item is a way of throwing a monkey-wrench into a potential terrorist’s plot.” Napolitano also cited the collateral benefit to the TSA from “foraging off the land. You know, Sherman’s march to the sea wouldn’t have been possible if his troops didn’t take opportunities to seize supplies from the inhabitants of Georgia and...
  • Rip Roarin' Crab Soup recalled over allergy worries

    01/12/2012 11:17:28 AM PST · by knittnmom · 19 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 12, 2012 | Ian Simpson
    WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Blount Fine Foods is recalling some of its Rip Roarin' Crab Soup sold in 16-ounce cups because it contains undeclared milk, wheat and crab, the company said. The back label of the crab soup incorrectly identifies the product as Manhattan Clam Chowder, the company said in a statement on the Food and Drug Administration website. The ingredient statement also fails to declare the milk, wheat or crab, which can cause serious or life-threatening reactions to people with allergies.
  • The 'Gay Diet' [Sushi?]

    01/10/2012 9:22:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The 'Gay Diet' If 'man food' is meat and 'girl food' is salad, what's 'gay food'? Simon Doonan has just written a new book called Gay Men Don't Get Fat. Doonan is less famous here than he is in the States: he's a Reading-born, highly successful window dresser for Barneys, a style columnist for the New York Post and elsewhere, and is married to the designer Jonathan Adler. His title alludes, of course, to the mid-noughties bestseller French Women Don't Get Fat, which did more to raise awareness of the French paradox among the general public than any book before...
  • Great Moments In Hyperbole (Vanity...sorta)

    01/10/2012 7:31:12 PM PST · by Psycho_Bunny · 16 replies
    King County ^ | 12/12/2011 | King County
  • Hands Off My French Fries! A Philosophical Objection to “Nudging” in the Food Industry

    01/04/2012 11:05:27 AM PST · by amylutz4 · 10 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | January 4, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    Every once in a while, I can’t resist indulging in a sleeve of hot, crispy McDonald’s French fries. Not even Michelle Obama can resist the attractive allure of the crispy spuds. However, that doesn’t stop her from trying to curb the desires of her fellow Americans. I can only assume that the First Lady’s stint in office will long be characterized by her perpetual battle against America’s increasing waistline. Her attempt to halt the increasing health concerns of overweight Americans is certainly a noble cause, but her methods (unsurprisingly) are not always acceptable within the confines of a classical liberal...
  • Hands Off My Fries: A Philosophical Objection to "Nudging" in the Food Industry

    01/04/2012 8:34:00 AM PST · by TheCollegeConservative · 17 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 | Amy Lutz
    Every once in a while, I can’t resist indulging in a sleeve of hot, crispy McDonald’s French fries. Not even Michelle Obama can resist the attractive allure of the crispy spuds. However, that doesn’t stop her from trying to curb the desires of her fellow Americans. I can only assume that the First Lady’s stint in office will long be characterized by her perpetual battle against America’s increasing waistline. Her attempt to halt the increasing health concerns of overweight Americans is certainly a noble cause, but her methods (unsurprisingly) are not always acceptable within the confines of a classical liberal...
  • Unofficial Christmas Eve Culinary Traditions Thread

    12/24/2011 12:03:05 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 127 replies
    12/24/11 | traderrob
    If you're one of the many families that has a Christmas Eve eating tradition please give us your best. Personally my wifes family had one when we got married....Oyster stew and rice with raisins, it was vile! Thankfully I got her off that and for 20 years we've had Super Jumbo Atlantic wild caught Shrimp and Jumbo Stone Crab claws MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM gooooooood. Please post what you'll be having
  • The Human Lake

    12/24/2011 8:43:23 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Discover ^ | March 31, 2011 | G. Evelyn Hutchinson,
    I went recently to San Francisco to give a talk to a conference of scientists. The scientists were experts in gathering together mountains of biological data—genome sequences, results of experiments and clinical trials—and figuring out how to make them useful: turning them into new diagnostic tests, for example, or a drug for cancer. The invitation was an honor, but a nerve-wracking one. As a journalist, I had no genome scan to offer the audience. We science writers do have one ace in the hole, though. Instead of being lashed to a lab bench for years, carrying out experiments to illuminate...
  • Barter Items

    12/22/2011 9:30:08 PM PST · by Kartographer · 116 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/22/11 | ice4safety
    Obviously if you are reading this article you already have a modicum of common sense about the impending changes to our capitalist system or the prophesy about the collapse thereof. Some people who have been out of work and have given up on ever finding another job are no longer counted in the unemployment figures since the change in how they are counted so politicians can justify their piss poor job performance…..the rate currently in reality is something akin to 20% not below 10% as touted. Almost 50 million persons receive food stamps and on the rise. Less than 50%...
  • What alcohol to put in Eggnog.

    12/22/2011 7:31:58 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/22/11 | Me
    So am going to get some Eggnog tomorrow. What alcohol do you guys like to put in eggnog?
  • Michelle Obama’s Unsavory School Lunch Flop

    12/22/2011 7:02:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 22, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The road to gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama’s Nanny State intentions. Don’t take my word for it. School kids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the east wing chef-in-chief’s healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol ready. The taste of government waste is indigestion-inducing. According to a weekend report by the Los Angeles Times, the city’s “trailblazing introduction of healthful school lunches has been a flop.” In response to the public hectoring and financial inducement of Mrs. Obama’s federally subsidized anti-obesity campaign, the district dropped chicken nuggets, corn dogs and flavored milk from the...