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  • Dangerous bee hives provide rich harvest of honey

    01/21/2015 10:03:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Shar Porier
    MCNEAL — Once it housed soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca, then it was moved to McNeal and was filled with the sounds of happy feet dancing and the chattering of ladies at coffee cloches. Now abandoned, there are new inhabitants that really are no fun — killer bees. The irritable, six-legged flying pollinators have been in the building on Frontier Road for a number of years, tending huge honeycombs and creating problems for those who walk their dogs, ride horses or just take a morning stroll. If one puts out nectar for the hummingbirds and orioles in spring within the...
  • Food for Thought: Sugar tax could bite into your sweet tooth

    11/17/2014 9:50:50 AM PST · by John David Powell · 18 replies
    CW39 ^ | 11/10/14
    HOUSTON, Texas – If you guzzle a lot of soft drinks, you know, carbonated colas, well, you could be paying a little more for all that sugar. And when you do, you can thank the gentle woman from Connecticut, Rosa Delauro. Rep. Delauro (D-CT) is responsible for the “Sugar Sweetened Beverages Tax Act” or just the “Sweet Act” if you prefer the lite version. She wants congress to put an extra tax on drinks that contain sugar or any other sweetener with calories. It would be just a penny per teaspoon, but that could end up adding about 15 cents...
  • Why sweeteners may INCREASE sugar craving: They…can’t fool brain into producing pleasure response

    09/22/2013 10:21:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 18:04 EST, 22 September 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Choosing diet drinks and artificial sweeteners instead of high-calorie treats may increase your craving for sugar, a study has found. It is because sugar substitutes tickle the taste buds, but can’t fool the brain. The pleasure we get from sweet treats is the result of a chemical called dopamine, which is released in the brain when sugar is consumed and is linked to a feeling of reward. Artificial sweeteners and other low-calorie options do not cause the same reaction, leaving dieters with their craving—and making them far more likely to binge on sugar later on. …
  • California lawmaker introduces soda tax bill (1-cent on every teaspoon of added sugar,sweeteners)

    02/18/2010 5:10:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,136+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/18/10 | Lisa Baertlein
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday that would tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and use the proceeds to bankroll programs to fight childhood obesity. The bill, introduced by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, would slap a 1-cent levy on every teaspoon of added sugar and other caloric sweeteners in commercial beverages sold. The tax would be paid by companies that bottle soda and make finished beverages or syrup for fountain drinks, sponsors said. Initial projections from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy estimated the excise tax on beverage distributors could raise $1.5...
  • Top 10 Tax Sweeteners in the Bailout Bill

    10/02/2008 1:10:28 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 38 replies · 2,131+ views
    Taxpayers of Common Sense has compiled a list of the top 10 "sweeteners" in the bailout bill. Read list here
  • Bailout with 'sweeteners' heads toward Senate win

    10/01/2008 3:57:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 996+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/1/08 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Charles Babbington - ap
    WASHINGTON - After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, speeding toward passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House where conservative opposition seemed to soften. Senators loaded the economic rescue bill with tax breaks and other sweeteners for the right and left, hoping to secure approval in the House by Friday, just days after lawmakers there stunningly rejected an earlier version and sent markets plunging around the globe. The measure has not caused the same uproar in the Senate, where both parties' presidential candidates, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack...
  • [BitPig] The Trouble With Old Folks

    04/20/2005 10:12:22 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 303+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.04.21 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    The Trouble With Old FolksThe BitPig Rant 2005.04.21 I have an honest question: What's with the whole "old-timers stealing sugar/sweetener packets" and "retirees bringing Baggies full of food home from the buffet" thing? I mean, most of the old folks I see swiping sugar, etc. from restaurants drive away in brand-new Caddies that cost more than my yearly income, so it can't be poverty. Some say it's a holdover from the Depression years, when scarcity forced people to do whatever they had to, but my late grandparents, my aunts, my uncles, and many of my other folks all survived the...
  • The lowdown on LowCarb Sweeteners

    12/15/2003 5:59:06 AM PST · by carlo3b · 152 replies · 3,426+ views ^ | Dec. 15, 2003 | Carlo3b Dad, Chef, Author
    The lowdown on LowCarb Sweeteners Some call it ----ose, but think of it as SugarWhen dealing in chemistry, the ending "ose" indicates sugar; so beware of ---ose ingredients on food labels. Ordinary table sugar, the white granulated type, is known as sucrose. This is a list some of other names of sugars you might encounter are; sucrose, dextrose, fructose, lactose, glucose, maltose.BEWARE: "ose" sugars are pure carb, thus 1 gram of sugar = 1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories.Look for these other commonly used sugar-carbohydrate ingredients: white and brown sugar, succanat, turbinado, demerrara, molasses, corn syrup, maple syrup, honey,...
  • Stevia may not be classified as a food, but consumers are using it as one

    04/16/2002 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 47 replies · 1,535+ views
    Seattle Tiems ^ | Sunday, July 4, 1999 | Molly Martin
    "ISN'T THIS GREAT STUFF?" said the cashier at Puget Consumers Coop. "I'm glad we could get it in again." Then he added, sardonically, "It's OK to sell tobacco, but not this?" "This" is stevia, an herb that - depending on who's talking - is an amazing no-calorie sweetener, a diabetic's salvation, a nutritious health enhancer or an unproved folk flavoring with uncertain effects on heart, kidneys and blood sugar, and a possible detriment to female reproduction. In more than a dozen countries, stevia, sometimes called sweet leaf, is incorporated into manufactured foods and used as a sweetener. But in the...