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  • Charity Run With a Fruity Twist: Lug a Durian Over 5km

    05/26/2017 11:32:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 26 May 2017
    How's this for a Sunday morning exercise - take part in a 5km run, do it for a good cause and at the end of it, feast on the king of fruits. The catch? Participants must run carrying a durian for the entire 5km route. That is exactly what the Run for Good Durian Run is about. Organised by the Central Singapore CDC and the Ang Mo Kio-Hougang CCC, the run will take place on Jul 23 in Hougang. For S$15, participants get a T-shirt, a whole durian, a medal and a coconut after finishing the run, and a chance...
  • Listeria Pathogen Can Be FataL

    04/10/2017 12:00:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/10/17 | Jack Dini
    Meat contaminated with Listeria will not show signs of spoilage, such as sliminess or odor. You can't smell a food and tell it it is safe Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can cause a potentially fatal disease in people with vulnerable immune systems. Listeria infection is the third leading cause of death from food poisoning in the United States. About 1,600 people get sick from Listeria each year and about 260 die. 1 A number of food borne outbreaks in recent years have been attributed to Listeria. In 2016, a total of 358 frozen food products were recalled amid a Listeria outbreak...
  • The Final Vineyard Parable...Vineyard Parables pt 8

    I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same...
  • The Tenant Farmers...Vineyard Parables pt 7

    And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head,...
  • UAE police call in Muslim cleric to tackle ‘cursed melon’ found covered in ‘magical markings’

    11/01/2016 6:02:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | GARETH DAVIES
    Police officers in the UAE called in a Muslim cleric to tackle a mysterious case of a 'cursed' melon that washed up on the beach. The fruit, which had been impaled with pins and nails and had inscriptions carved over it, scared locals when it was spotted on the Al Khan beach in the city of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. Local police officers decided to call in a Muslim cleric to cleanse the supposedly voodooed melon.
  • Feds Force Michigan Cherries to Rot – In Order To Raise Prices

    10/12/2016 10:24:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 28 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2016 | Derek Draplin
    Over the summer, millions of pounds of Michigan tart cherries were dumped on the ground and left to rot, thanks to a federal board. The dumping means fewer tart cherries in stores which means higher prices for consumers. And while American farmers are forced to keep their cherries off the market, some companies end up having to import cherries from other nations. Photos of some of the dumped cherries went viral. The images troubled many people, who wanted to know why all that fruit was wasted. The short answer is this: It’s complicated and involves government policies. The Cherry Industry...
  • If Fruit Heaven Exists, It’s in Colombia

    06/25/2016 10:09:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Munchies ^ | 6/2016 | Aaron Kase
    Colombia is the finest nation on Earth when it comes to eating fruit. The country boasts mountains, jungles, deserts, and coasts, providing an environment conducive to growing any fruit you can imagine and plenty more you can’t, from sweet to sour to savory, and everything in between. Adventurous travelers quickly find their diets full of diverse flavors and their stool full of fiber in this gastronomic and gastrointestinal paradise. Of course, the tropical standards like mango, papaya, banana, avocado, and pineapple are available in multitudes, for a fraction of the price that they cost imported. That alone would be enough...
  • GOP Debate: Fruit Ninja Kasich

    02/06/2016 8:29:42 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Web Video ^ | Feb 6, 2016 | Unknown
    Just watch, Please: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=fruit+ninja+kasich&&view=detail&mid=BCA3A0C620A49A9136ABBCA3A0C620A49A9136AB&FORM=VRDGAR
  • The government wants you to grill fruit for the Fourth of July

    07/03/2015 6:05:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | 8:45 AM | Pete Kasperowicz
    Forget hamburgers and hot dogs—the U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing people to grill up pineapple slices, peaches, nectarines and other fruit for their big July 4th feast. “Throw some grilled pineapple on the grill & get ready to enjoy nature’s candy,” USDA’s “MyPlate” website tweeted out this week. […] If you must grill meat, USDA is suggesting things like a “low-sodium & tasty recipe for grilled steak with Criolla sauce.” But there’s not much information on how to make a good burger. When a search for the word “hamburger” is run on the MyPlate site, the first three items...
  • If You Ever Leave Me, I’m Going With You! A Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

    05/03/2015 4:07:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://blog.adw.org/ ^ | May 3, 2015 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In this Easter Season, we continue to reflect on how the risen Lord Jesus minsters to us and supplies our needs. Last week we considered him as our shepherd. This week we learn how He is the vine and we the branches on the vine, wholly dependent on Him for everything. As we consider how he cares for us as his disciples, we need to rescue the word “care” from its rather sentimental modern sense. True care does not merely include more pleasant things such as giving food and shelter and other basic needs. Sometimes care involves difficult things necessary...
  • An Appeal to Bruce Jenner

    02/08/2015 11:53:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Dear Mr. Jenner, You probably don’t know who I am and certainly have no obligation to read on. Even so, I pray you will. As the great Olympic champion God gifted you to be, you were an inspiration to me as a boy and endured as such when I grew into adulthood and professional athletics. I hope you will serve to inspire many more generations of young people. As it stands now, however, you instead appear poised to lead them astray. I implore you to reverse course. I am a follower of Christ Jesus. That is to say, though in...
  • The fruit of secular humanism in the public schools

    12/30/2014 11:19:12 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 30, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    As reported by NBC Chicago, "When a 13-year-old Chicago boy wrote a letter to Santa asking simply for 'safety' this Christmas, he didn’t expect to get a response from the president of the United States. Malik Bryant, who lives in a high-crime neighborhood on the South Side called Englewood, didn’t ask for your typical Christmas toys when he participated in a charitable Letters to Santa program in the city. “All I ask for is for safety. I just want to be safe,” his letter read, according to Direct Effect Charities' website." What is this but the fruit of secular humanism?
  • Czech apple, vegetable prices fall markedly due to loss of Russian market

    09/28/2014 3:18:58 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 13 replies
    The Prague Post ^ | Czech News Agency
    he ban on imports of selected food products to Russia has led to a fall of purchasing prices of summer apples and vegetables in the Czech Republic, according to a poll carried out by ČTK. According to Agriculture Ministry spokesman Hynek Jordán, retail chains have made use of the situation and have cut purchasing prices of apples as well as processed products, such as apple juice, by at least 20 percent. Apples, for instance, are being sold for about one half of last year's price. “Poland started placing apples on the market for almost zero prices to get rid of...
  • European fruit growers bruised by Russian sanctions

    09/26/2014 8:14:34 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 3 replies
    The UK Guardian ^ | September 18, 2014 | Jennifer Rankin
    Moscow's tit-for-tat ban on imports of fruits and vegetables over Ukraine crisis leaves EU producers facing bleak autumn When Russia banned imports of Polish apples in July, politicians and the public laughed off the move by posing with the forbidden fruit on Twitter. Everyone from the head of the national security bureau to TV presenters posted gleeful photos, making the "Eat apples to annoy Putin" campaign a social media hit. Six weeks later, after the Kremlin extended its ban to all European fresh produce, from Greek peaches to German gherkins and Lithuanian cauliflowers, eating apples as a political statement is...
  • Polish talks address compensation over Russian produce ban

    08/05/2014 12:08:05 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 16 replies
    Fresh fruit portal ^ | August 5, 2014
    Various meetings have taken place between Polish and EU officials in the wake of what many believe is a politically motivated ban by Russia prohibiting the country’s produce. Poland’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Marek Sawicki met with exporters earlier yesterday following Russia’s ban on various Polish products including apples, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines and cabbage, that took effect on August 1, 2014. Another meeting also took place last week between the agricultural minister, European Commission Director General for Agriculture, Jerzy Bogdan Plewa, and chairman of the Committee of Agricultural and Rural Development of the European Parliament, Czeslaw...
  • Yes, they ate Locust. A Review of Some the Common Foods at the Time of Jesus

    07/17/2014 4:58:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 17, 2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Generally speaking, the Israelites of Christ’s time were frugal eaters. Frankly until about 100 years ago, frugality in eating was more imposed than chosen. The food was more scarce and less convenient than today. It’s availability was seasonable, and all the elements needed to be made from scratch, including hauling in the water from wells etc.Bread was the essential, basic food. So basic was it that in Hebrew “to eat bread” and “to have a meal” in the same thing. Bread was treated with great respect and many rules existed to preserve that reverence. Any crumbs of over the size...
  • New Deal Fruit Mandates Means Millions of Pounds of Cherries Getting Dumped

    07/18/2014 5:53:11 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/17/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Ron French has a great article in Bridge Magazine looking at "the crazy economics of Michigan's favorite pitted fruit." The piece describes some of the federal cherry regulations that are mostly left over from the New Deal of the 1930s: [T]he tart cherry industry is told by the U.S. government how much of their product they can put on the market. The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), operating under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), sets restrictions on the percentage of the tart cherry crop that can be sold. Some years the share of the market restricted from...
  • Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

    05/01/2014 6:54:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | May 01, 2014 | Marc Silver
    It's not every fruit that gets its own international symposium. Then again, the jackfruit is not your typical fruit. It's got a distinctive, musky smell, and a flavor that some describe as like Juicy Fruit gum. It is the largest tree fruit in the world, capable of reaching 100 pounds. And it grows on the branches — and the trunks — of trees that can reach 30, 40, 50 feet. (Trunk-growing is a good thing because it reduces the odds of a jackfruit bopping you on the head.) Jackfruits are also a nutritional bonanza: high in protein, potassium and vitamin...
  • Buffaloberry: The New Super Food?

    11/18/2013 12:01:35 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 26 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | 11/15/13 | Nick Tate
    According to a new study in the Journal of Food Science, the buffaloberry contains large amounts of cancer-fighting lycopene and a related acidic compound, methyl-lycopenoate, which are important antioxidants and nutrients beneficial for human health.
  • Plight of the bumblebee: Disappearance?

    03/03/2013 7:15:47 AM PST · by Renfield · 40 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 2-28-2013 | Beth Borenstein
    It's not just honey bees that are in trouble. The fuzzy American bumblebee seems to be disappearing in the Midwest. Two new studies in Thursday's journal Science conclude that wild bees like the American bumblebee are increasingly important in pollinating flowers and crops that provide us with food. And, at least in the Midwest, they seem to be dwindling in an alarming manner, possibly from disease and parasites. Wild bees are difficult to track, so scientists have had a hard time knowing what's happening to them. But because of one man in a small town in Illinois in the 1890s,...