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  • Reference Guide to 'How to Hard Times'

    10/05/2012 9:35:07 PM PDT · by djone · 12 replies ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    "What to Do Right Now if the Hard Times Have Begun and You are Not Prepared:There are two possible scenarios for the beginning of hard times: 1.Scenario One: You have some money and many of the local stores are still open for business. 2.Scenario Two: You don't have any money, or you do have some money but the stores are all closed. The overwhelming vast majority of people who have thought about the possibility of hard times are expecting the hard times to unfold according to the first scenario above. Therefore they have not done anything to prepare for any...
  • Lady Gaga's NYC Restaurant Slammed By Health Officials After Inspection This Week

    10/05/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 5, 2012
    On top of a series of scathing reviews, the New York City restaurant owned by Lady Gaga and her family this week scored miserably during a Department of Health inspection that found six "critical" violations, including failing to protect food from potential contamination, The Smoking Gun has learned. The October 2 inspection of Joanne Trattoria on Manhattan's West Side found eight separate sanitary infractions, totaling a whopping 42 violation points.
  • These Bones of Mine guest-blog-at-these-bones-of-mine/ guest-blog-at-these-bones-of-mine/

    10/05/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 16 replies
    These Bones of Mine ^ | 11/19/2011 | Kate Brown
    The first post served as a very general introduction to the subject of cannibalism in archaeology, and can be found here. The second was a more in depth look at this subject including a few case studies, and is over here. Hopefully, work allowing, I will be able to post some original content up here very soon, but for now hopefully this will suffice. Till next time…
  • New FReeper Obama Cookbook.. "COOKING THE BOOKS with BARACK"

    10/05/2012 6:09:48 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 36 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    WE wrote the CLINTON LEGACY COOKBOOK, it seems now we must honor this administration with it's LEGACY in this new reality..
  • U.S. diners have pizza 4.3 times a month

    10/04/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 3, 2012
    NEW YORK, - The Zagat restaurant review service said the results of its first-ever Pizza Survey indicate U.S. diners eat pizza an average 4.3 times per month. The website said its survey found 83 percent of respondents counted pizza as among their favorite foods and indicates the average U.S. consumer eats pizza an average 4.3 times per month. Zagat said pepperoni was the favorite topping in the survey, with 38 percent of respondents naming it as their preferred pizza topper. Anchovies were the least favorite, with 34 percent saying they are not fans. New York-style thin crust pizza was the...
  • 333 Uses For Coconut Oil

    10/03/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Hybrid Rasta Mama ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jennifer Saleem
    Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even have some in the car. So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!
  • Kentucky restaurant shut down after road kill found in kitchen (Chinese)

    10/01/2012 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    myFoxDC ^ | 10-01-2012 | Staff
    <p>A Chinese restaurant in Kentucky has reportedly been forced to shut its doors after allegedly serving up roadkill.</p> <p> reports that the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg was shuttered on Thursday after a customer called the health department when she saw a dead deer being wheeled into the kitchen.</p>
  • Wild edible plants (video, ten part series)

    10/01/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT · by djf · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Bob45ana
    Series of videos describing wild edible plants. With images of plants, descriptions and warnings. Plants described: Acacia greggii Cat claw Acacia Agastache urticifolia giant hyssop Agave deserti Agave Agropyron repens quack grass Alisma water plantain. Allium wild onions Amaranthus Amarathn Amelanchier alnifolia service berries Arbutus menziesii Madrone Arctostaphylos Manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnik Artemisia tridentata big basin sagebrush Asarum sp wild ginger Asclepias speciosa showy milkweed Avena fatua barbata wild oats Balsamorhiza sagittata Balsam Root Barbarea Winter cress Beckmannia syzigachne Slough grass Brassica nigra Black Mustard Sea Rocket Red Maids Mariposa Lily Fairy Slipper Camass Shepherd's purse Milk Maids Bittercress Plumeless...
  • Staff of Chinese restaurant wheel bloody deer carcass (roadkill) into kitchen

    10/01/2012 2:59:57 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 October 2012 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    'But there was like a tail, and a foot and leg sticking out of the garbage can and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen.' The restaurant owner's son admitted they had found the roadkill along the side of the I-75 but insisted they had not intended to serve it to their customers. Marveling at the irony with disgust Ms Hopkins said: 'We were actually joking about the, you know, the whole Chinese restaurant. You know some rumors that you hear.' Stomachs turned at a Chinese restaurant in Kentucky last week when in the middle of enjoying a buffet...
  • 10 Best Survival Foods At Your Local Supermarket

    10/01/2012 12:20:57 PM PDT · by djf · 383 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Oct 1, 2012
    As food prices continue to skyrocket, having a bulk supply of food is a great investment. But it also provides security and peace of mind against potential emergencies. By now most people should be aware that grocery stores only have about 3 days of food in stock when crises strike. So if anything was to disrupt the food supply chain for an extended period of time, there would be untold chaos in most communities. Any number of events could trigger mass disruption to a fragile food system, many of which are well documented and even predicted. Even NASA has warned...
  • Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!

    09/29/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 185 replies
    thesurvivalistblog ^ | M.D. Creekmore
    No matter how much I beg, some of you, no doubt haven’t done anything to prepare (you know who you are). I don’t know what else to do. All I can do is give you the information, it’s up to you to act. No one can do it for you. No doubt some of you are intimidated by my repeated suggestions of storing and using whole grains. If it doesn’t come from the supermarket shelf it’s strange and unfamiliar and you want no part of it. Fair enough. But you still need to prepare. Here are ten things that you...
  • Restaurant shut down after roadkill brought into kitchen

    09/29/2012 7:16:52 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 52 replies ^ | Fri 2:22 PM, Sep 28, 2012 | Brittany Pelletz
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A Chinese restaurant forced to shut its doors after getting caught with a dead deer in the kitchen. It happened Thursday afternoon at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg. "We were actually joking about the, you know, the whole Chinese restaurant. You know some rumors that you hear," says Katie Hopkins, a customer of the Red Flower restaurant. But, Hopkins and her friends never imaged what would happen next, after finishing up a buffet lunch. "Two of the workers came in wheeling a garbage can and they had a box sitting on top of it....
  • Cold Mashed Potatoes Lead to Assault at Bradenton Restaurant

    09/28/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | September 25, 2012
    A manager at Cody's Roadhouse, 895 Cortez Road W., reported to deputies that she was beaten by a customer Monday afternoon, an incident that allegedly started over cold mashed potatoes. The incident began on Sept. 14 when a woman, who was eating in the restaurant with a male and two young girls, became upset when her mashed potatoes were cold and requested a 50 percent discount on her meal, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report. The manager, the one later assaulted, gave the woman a credit to return at a later time. On Monday around 4 p.m., the...
  • Bagelheads Become the New Trend in Japanese Body Modification (VIDEO)

    09/27/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Global Post ^ | September 26, 2012 | Alexander Besant
    The Japanese have added another to their list of bizarre cultural phenomena: bagelheads. "Bagelhead" is a form of extreme body modification that sees saline injected into the forehead causing swelling, after finally being pushed in the middle to form the shape of a bagel (see video below). The Daily Mail said the process takes two hours and the bagel remains indented on the forehead for nearly a day. The body eventually absorbs the saline and the forehead goes back to normal. One client of a Tokyo body modification clinic told the Sun after having a giant needle plunged into her...
  • Complaints mount against Michelle Obama's School lunch program (Black Market for chocolate syrup)

    09/26/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT · by SMCC1 · 27 replies ^ | September 23, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Some are throwing away their vegetables while others are adapting to the rules by becoming industrious. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market - for chocolate syrup. The kiddie capitalists are smuggling in bottles of it and selling it by the squeeze, according to
  • Sloshed: How to Drink Before Noon

    09/26/2012 2:13:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    One of my favorite things about drinking in the morning is just how purposeful it has to be. At night, you can simply have a drink without need for any particular reason. But between the hours of, say, 5 a.m. and noon, society demands you explain your alcoholic intake. Given those demands, morning drinking can often be the most well-thought-out kind of drinking there is. Morning drinking didn't always have the stigma that it does now. Farmers traditionally drank hard cider all day long, soldiers once woke with whiskey, city dwellers in the nineteenth century invented entire lines of delightfully...
  • Burger King Hopes Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back with their new Kuro Burger (Japan)

    09/26/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    RocketNews24 ^ | September 22, 2012 | Master Blaster
    Burger King is currently celebrating their 5th year in Japan.  But in an already saturated fast food market the famous American chain is a little late to the game.So, in an effort to truly stand out from the crowd, Burger King Japan has designed fast food’s first black hamburger.  Dubbed the Kuro Burger (lit. Black Burger), it will go on sale for a limited time starting 28 September.
  • Police: Woman throws case of beer at responding officers from 2nd-floor window

    09/26/2012 4:28:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies ^ | September 26, 2012
    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Butler Township woman was arrested over the weekend after police said she threw a case of beer at police officers from a second-floor window. Authorities said three officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute between Diane Pusateri, 48, and another woman when Pusateri threw a full case of beer at the officers. The case of beer hit two of the officers in the head, shoulder, neck and thigh, officials said.
  • Priest Lake (Idaho) Fisherman Finds FINGER Inside Fish!

    09/25/2012 3:15:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    KHQ-TV ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bonner County Sheriff's Office
    Human finger in Idaho trout belongs to wakeboarder OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE BONNER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On September 11, 2012, Nolan Calvin reported that while fishing on the west side of Priest Lake he caught a large lake trout. Mr. Calvin began to clean the fish and discovered what he believed to be a severed human finger inside the fish. Mr. Calvin put the finger on ice and reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office. The finger was picked up and examined by Detectives from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office who determined that the finger was indeed human. Detectives...
  • Over 100 arrest warrants served at various Ind. locations

    09/25/2012 1:59:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies
    fox19 ^ | Updated: Sep 25, 2012 6:20 AM EDT | Posted by FOX19 Digital Media Staff
    LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) - Local, state and federal officials served several arrest and search warrants Monday morning at restaurants, homes and businesses throughout southeast Indiana. Investigators served108 arrests warrants and 19 search warrants at 13 businesses and four residences in eight cities across southeast Indiana. "We issued warrants for the arrests for corrupt business influence, conspiracy to commit corrupt business influence, forgery, perjury and identity deception," said Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard. The warrants were served at Acapulco Mexican Restaurants in Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun, Aurora and Versailles. Warrants were also served at two undisclosed residences in Lawrenceburg, a residence...
  • The 12 Most Important Food Items To Stockpile

    09/24/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | September 24, 2012 | Peggy Layton
    Building a comprehensive food stockpile is a daunting task, to say the least. For that reason, I recommend you begin stocking your home grocery store with basic foods that will enable you to survive during a relatively short-term (two weeks to three months) emergency and then gradually expand your inventory to enable you to survive a long-term emergency (one year or longer) that includes a full array of food and non-food items necessary and tailored to your family’s needs and likes. When considering what to store, keep in mind young children, babies, elderly family members and your pets. Keep special...
  • Give Veggies a Nickname if You Want Kids to Eat Them, Study Says

    09/24/2012 4:09:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 9/21/2012
    To kids, vegetables with names like Power Punch Broccoli and X-Ray Vision Carrots are easier to swallow, a scientific study by Cornell University shows. Researchers studied how using attractive names would influence elementary-aged children’s consumption of vegetables, according to a statement from the school. In the first study, plain old carrots were transformed into “X-ray Vision Carrots” and 147 students ranging from 8-11 years old tasted the foods. They found that by naming carrots “X-ray vision carrots,” 66 percent of the carrots were eaten, far greater than the 32 percent eaten when labeled “Food of the Day.” Only, 35 percent...
  • The Children, Food for Thought

    09/24/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT · by pansgold · 2 replies
    IX / XXIV / MMXII | pansgold
    Today’s Food for Thought by pansgold The next time you hear a politician talk about “…the children of America.”, know they are talking about you.
  • The cost of a fry up set to soar after pig cull forces up price of bacon

    09/23/2012 9:20:43 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 22 September 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Britain is facing a bacon and sausage shortage as pig farmers reduce the size of their herds due to the soaring price of feed. A mass cull is under way among farmers who can no longer afford to feed their animals, according to the National Pig Association. Droughts in North America and Russia have caused a global failure in the grain crop used for animal feed, pushing up the price.
  • Pre-Peeled, Re-Wrapped Bananas Are the Most Wasteful Sign of the Apocalypse Yet

    09/23/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 21, 2012 | Andrew Liszewski
    In what has to be the worst case of wasteful packaging in the history of modern conveniece, a grocery store in Austria is actually selling pre-peeled bananas that have then been re-packaged in cellophane-covered foam trays.
  • Beer flows as Germany kicks off Oktoberfest

    09/22/2012 2:39:28 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 27 replies ^ | 9/22/2012 | AP
    BERLIN (AP) — The world’s largest beer festival opened Saturday in Germany as Munich’s mayor tapped the first keg to kick off the 16-day Oktoberfest, known for its oompah music and traditional costumes. With only two blows of his hammer and a cry of ‘‘O'zapft is’’ — ‘‘It’s Tapped’’ — Mayor Christian Ude inserted the tap into the first keg, opening the 179th Oktoberfest to the cheering of thousands who were waiting to be served their first beer.
  • 6 Unconventional Uses for your Dishwasher [MUST READ the comments]

    09/22/2012 2:35:11 PM PDT · by T Minus Four · 53 replies ^ | By Tyler Wells Lynch
    It takes the right mix of ingenuity and desperation to discover new uses for old tools, but whoever first tried steaming a salmon fillet in their dishwasher must’ve been drunk. For folks who are curious about what else their kitchen contraptions can do, here’s a rundown of the most unconventional uses for your home dishwasher. Steam Fish Fillets The best part about steaming fish in your dishwasher—other than novelty of steaming fish in your dishwasher—is how simple it is. All you need to do is season a cut of your favorite fish, wrap it (tightly!) in aluminum foil, place it...
  • health vanity question about cake

    09/21/2012 7:03:36 PM PDT · by married21 · 60 replies
    vanity question about food intolerance: What could the problem be with Costco birthday cake? I have had a piece every day since Tuesday, and have also had miserable chest discomfort/gas/burping discomfort almost immediately afterwards. Which ingredient could be the culprit? The shortening in the frosting? Soy of some sort? I am quite ready to give up and never eat this again, despite the fact that I really like it, but I need to know which part is the problem, so I can make other plans the next time we have a birthday around here.
  • Weight Watchers focuses on weight, not health

    09/21/2012 12:55:49 PM PDT · by rochester · 14 replies ^ | 9/21/2012 | Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
    In Weight Watchers’ newest point system (“PointsPlus”), fresh fruits and most vegetables have a zero point value (essentially meaning that they are unlimited) – this change was meant to encourage members to eat more whole plant foods and less processed foods, adding phytochemical value to their diet. This is certainly a positive step, and I applaud Weight Watchers for taking it. They have tweaked their program a bit, to make it healthier. However, the Weight Watchers program is still far from a health-promoting eating style...........
  • Six Reasons I’m Not a Fan of Pre-Mixed Food Storage Meals and Why I Still Have Some

    09/21/2012 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 85 replies
    Utah Preppers ^ | 9/19/12 | angela
    Pre-packaged food storage meals are super convenient and easy to store and cook. Ranging from MRE’s to dehydrated mixes to freeze dried entrees, these meals have all the meal ingredients in them and are either heat-and-eat or add water and cook. It’s tough to find a food storage company that doesn’t offer at least a handful of pre-mixed meal choices. They sound like a good deal–I mean, who wouldn’t want to be served lasagna or chicken a la king without having to actually make it? Well, here are 6 reasons I don’t like pre-made food storage meals and a couple...
  • Food Storage Basics

    09/21/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Simple Survival Blog ^ | 9/21/12 | Simple Survival
    Store a variety of foods like fruits, vegetables, snacks, and desserts along with your staples of wheat, beans, powdered milk, and sugar.
  • The Popinator

    Great invention for that person who has everything.
  • Pepper-spraying campus police won't face charges

    09/19/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2012, 12:10 AM EDT | unattributed
    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- The University of California, Davis police officers who doused students and alumni with pepper spray during a campus protest last November won't face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. The chemical crackdown prompted widespread condemnation, campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after videos shot by witnesses were widely played online. Images of an officer casually spraying orange pepper-spray in the faces of nonviolent protesters became a rallying point for the Occupy Wall Street movement. But the Yolo County District Attorney's office said in a statement that there was insufficient evidence to prove...
  • Restaurant Owner Faces $2,000 a Day City Fine…for Washing Bird Poop Off the Sidewalk

    09/19/2012 5:12:44 PM PDT · by shadeaud · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/19/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Texas restaurant owner is up in arms after Corpus Christi city officials informed him he can no longer wash the bird poop off the sidewalk in front of his business — not unless he wants a $2,000 fine, KRIS-TV reported. John Webb, general manager of Crawdaddy’s in downtown Corpus Christi, told the station he’s been hosing the sidewalk down for 18 years. That is, until city officials told him earlier this month he was breaking the law. The reason? A city storm water ordinance that bars anyone from washing pollutants, like bird poop, into the storm drain system that...
  • Kimchi: Korea’s Affordable Health Care

    09/19/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18 | Tim Carman
    Best I can tell, the former South Korean minister of food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries is trying to convince me that fermented cabbage could be sold at Sephora as a regenerative skin-care product. “I’m 73 years old,” says Sung-Hoon Kim, standing under the Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival tent in Bull Run Regional Park last Friday in Centreville. “Do you see any wrinkles on me?” As I inspect his round, friendly, bespectacled face, I have to admit that I don’t. Well into his eighth decade on Earth, Kim has no crow’s feet around his eyes and no apparent worry lines...
  • The Popinator (Video) (And now for something completely different.)

    09/18/2012 2:44:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 9-17-2012 | thepopinatorproject
    The Popinator Project by aims to change the popcorn eating experience by making it more fun. The idea behind The Popinator is to instantly deliver popcorn into a person's mouth just by saying the word "pop". The Popinator is able to pinpoint where in the room the spoken word originated from and shoot a piece of popcorn at it. The Popinator shoots up to 15 feet and is for inside use only.
  • Emirates Palace Organizes Best Camel Burger Competition

    09/17/2012 12:29:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Abdulha City Guide ^ | 17 September 2012
    The Emirates Palace Hotel organizes a unique contest to choose the best Berger Sandwich made of camel meat. The head-chef of the place started the contest by choosing 5 working chefs to prepare 5 Camel burger sandwiches. Media representatives who attended the contest, have voted for the best meal, in the presence of a number of officials of Emirates Palace. First place Camel burger sandwich winner was Chef Amit Gomes. The head-chef decided to place his winning sandwich on the Emirates Palace’s / Le Cafe / list of available food and a number of restaurants in the palace, to be...
  • Do FReepers like Buffalo? (the food, not the city)

    09/16/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT · by djf · 51 replies
    Had an interesting morning, late last eve I was at the supermarket and thought about buying a steak. Yurns out they had some nice buffalo sirloins that were cheaper than beef, so I figured time to try it... Steak and eggs for breakfast. I fried it in olive oil w/onions. Delicious! But one thing I would note is I cooked it about as rare as I would cook a beefsteak, yet the inside parts were still a bit too rare for me, so I put that back on for a few minutes. Experiences? Recipes? Recommended cuts? I can plainly see...
  • Celebrity chef Mario Batali ordered to pay $5.25 million for skimming tips from his restaurant help

    09/16/2012 4:21:09 AM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies
    Celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to whip up a $5.25 million payment to the captains, waiters and other workers at his restaurants who claimed they had been stiffed out of tips. Two-thirds of what may be the biggest settlement of its kind will be shared by 1,100 workers — everybody from the bartenders to the busboys — at swanky Manhattan eateries like Babbo, Bar Jamon, Casa Mono, Del Posto, Esca, Lupa and Otto, and Tarry Lodgein Port Chester, court papers revealed Wednesday. The rest goes to the lawyers who took on Batali and business partner Joseph Bastianich. When the...
  • Buster Keaton in Candid Camera!!

    09/14/2012 10:49:03 PM PDT · by fella · 23 replies
    You Tube ^ | You Tube
    Buster Keaton in Candid Camera!!
  • Frank Sinatra Beats Hot Dog Truck Over Rights to 'Franks Anatra'

    09/14/2012 6:11:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/13/2012 | Eriq Gardner
    The Trademark Office says consumers are likely to think the term refers to the famous singer.On Wednesday, the estate of Ol' Blue Eyes successfully prevailed against a man who named his hot dog truck business "Franks Anatra" and attempted to trademark it. The United States Trademark Office's appeals board refused the application after Frank Sinatra LLC opposed it on grounds that it falsely suggested a connection with the dead singer. Bill Loizon, the trademark applicant, argued that the Sinatra estate was wrong in its notion that there was a Franks means “frankfurters, hot dogs, and other similar food items,” said...
  • Interaction of CO2 and Water Stress on Plant Growth (Agricultural Species)

    09/14/2012 1:09:04 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 11 replies
    CO2 Science ^ | 21 May 2003 | Widodo, W., Vu, J.C.V., Boote, K.J., Baker, J.T. and Allen Jr., L.H
    Elevated CO2 and Drought Stress in Rice The authors grew rice (Oryza sativa [L.] cv. IR-72) in eight outdoor, sunlit, controlled-environment chambers at daytime atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 350 and 700 ppm for an entire season. In one set of chambers, the plants were continuously flooded. In another set, drought stress was imposed during panicle initiation. In another, it was imposed during anthesis; and in the last set, drought stress was imposed at both stages.
  • Spray to stop bananas rotting: New product can keep fruit fresh for two weeks

    09/12/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT · by southern rock · 55 replies ^ | 08/22/12 | By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent
    Spray stops bananas breathing through their skin and kills the bacteria that make them rot It is derived from shrimp and crab shells Growers, supermarkets, even consumers could one day buy the experimental spray A spray that stops bananas from rapidly turning to mush is being developed by scientists. When used to coat green bananas, it slowed their ripening and so kept them fresh for almost a fortnight. By contrast, supermarket-bought bananas often go brown and soggy within two or three days.It is believed that the spray could help save some of the 1.6million bananas thrown away in Britain every...
  • Cheese Recall 2012: Listeria Sparks Ricotta Salata Frescolina Recall

    09/12/2012 1:36:20 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 10 replies ^ | September 11, 2012 | Angela Ayles
    Forever Cheese Inc is recalling all Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese from lot T9425 due to possible listeria contamination. The product in question may also feature a production code of 441202. The cheese was sold to distributors, retailers and restaurants in the follow states: CA, CO, D.C., FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, WA. The date of sale ranges from June 20, 2012 to August 9, 2012. Official Recall:
  • FDA issues draft compliance policy guide for pet nutrition products

    09/12/2012 4:13:35 AM PDT · by EBH · 20 replies
    AAHS ^ | 9/12/12 | AAHA
    The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has issued a draft compliance policy guide outlining how the agency intends to handle pet dietary products that claim to treat specific disease conditions. The guide is titled “Labeling and Marketing of Nutritional Products Intended for Use to Diagnose, Cure, Mitigate, Treat or Prevent Disease in Dogs and Cats.” As the guide is currently in draft form only, the FDA is asking for people to submit written comments to the address listed at the top of the guide. According to the FDA, the agency has observed a concerning rise in the number of products...
  • Asian customers labeled “Chinx” on Queens Hooters receipt files federal lawsuit

    09/11/2012 8:10:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 53 replies
    nydailynews. ^ | Tuesday, September 11, 2012, | By John Marzulli
    A Hooters hostess described an Asian couple as “Chinx” on their food receipt — then copped to the slur and quit, a lawyer for the burgers-and-boobs restaurant disclosed Tuesday. The shocking incident occurred July 1 at the Hooters in Fresh Meadows, Queens, when Kisuk Cha and his girlfriend placed a takeout order for buffalo shrimp and chicken wings — and got an extra helping of racism, according to Cha's lawsuit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court. Cha suspected something was up because the food server was "gawking" at them and "giggling" after looking at the computer monitor. After paying the $21.75...
  • Finnish restaurant a limestone mine "pop down"

    09/11/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 11, 2012 | Attila Cser and Jussi Rosendahl
    ... Popular Helsinki restaurant Muru set up a temporary eatery some 80 meters below ground in a limestone mine in the southern Finnish town of Lohja ...
  • Fermenting herring prompted gas leak call

    09/09/2012 11:32:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 9, 2012
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, - A suspected gas leak in a Stockholm, Sweden, neighborhood turned out to be fermenting herring, fire officials said. Stockholm fire fighter Bjorn Hornsten told national radio station SR that fire trucks and police vehicles were sent to the neighborhood Saturday after someone reported what smelled like gas in a stairwell. Instead of a gas leak, emergency crews found surstromming, fermented herring that is a foul-smelling, traditional Swedish delicacy, and herring fermenting parties are held in the fall, Swedish news agency TT reported. "I guess somebody didn't know what surstromming smells like," police officer Sven-Erik Olsson said.
  • Everyone Is Either Aghast At Candy Corn Oreos Or Really, Really Into The Idea

    09/07/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Consumerist ^ | September 7, 2012
    don't know what to do with this feeling in the pit of my stomach. Is it disgust? Is it anticipation? Or is it just flat-out wonder that food companies keep coming up with weird flavor combinations to titillate the Internetz and work everyone into a lather? It might be wonder, but in any case, we're probably going to have to get our hands on some of these golden candy corn Oreos for a Consumerist taste-testing in the near future. Buzzfeed first noted the existence of the Halloweeny Oreos after they were snapped by a Target employee and Kraft confirmed that...
  • Police: Man Requests Pen to Write Restaurant Robbery Note

    09/07/2012 11:30:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Daytona New-Journal ^ | Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Lyda Longa
    A man asked a cashier for a pen at a Daytona Beach Subway restaurant so he could write a demand note and rob the eatery, Daytona Beach police said Tuesday. But the would-be robber never got away with any cash and now he's been arrested, police said. The robbery attempt is almost identical to another crime that occurred in DeLand in mid-August at a Dunkin Donuts on Woodland Boulevard, police said. No one was arrested in that case on Aug. 16. The suspect in the most recent caper, 22-year-old Charlie Boggess, told officers that he's addicted to crack cocaine and...