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  • Corn Tortillas in Mexico Losing Flavor, Texture and Popularity

    12/27/2017 2:10:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    Al Dia News ^ | By EFE December 26, 2017
    Consumption of the corn tortilla, the very symbol of Mexican cuisine, has dropped by some 40 percent over the past 30 yearsConsumption of the corn tortilla, the very symbol of Mexican cuisine, has dropped by some 40 percent over tahe past 30 years while losing flavor and texture, despite the varieties of Mexican corn that exist in the country, Rafael Mier, businessman and promoter of the corn tortilla, told EFE. "In Mexico, right at the center of where corn originated, there's not just one kind of tortilla, there are hundreds of tortilla varieties, as there are of Mexican masa harina...
  • Seattle car vandal takes nothing, leaves tortillas

    05/16/2012 10:46:30 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 13 replies
    Seattle police are scratching their heads about this one. A car prowler shattered a window of a parked Jeep, stole nothing and left behind a little something for the car's owner - a dozen tortillas scattered across the floor. The crime...
  • On Point: Let them eat ethanol

    03/07/2007 8:36:15 AM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies · 693+ views ^ | 3-7-07 | Vince Carrol
    So what's more important to you: energy independence and this state's "new energy economy," or the fight against hunger?
  • Mexico Battling Demand Dilemma, Rising Corn Prices

    01/09/2007 4:35:10 PM PST · by A. Pole · 28 replies · 1,059+ views
    Cattle Network ^ | January 9, 2007
    MEXICO CITY (AP)--Mexican legislators, producers, and consumers are battling with the government over how best to control the rising price of corn tortillas, a centuries-old staple of the Mexican diet. Some lawmakers are calling on renewing price controls used in the past, while incoming economy secretary Eduardo Sojo says a better move would be to help farmers increase production. Rising demand is a major factor pushing up corn prices, Sojo told a news conference Monday - in particular the fact that more U.S. corn is being diverted for the production of ethanol, instead of heading to Mexico’s consumer market. Farmers...
  • [Texas:] H-E-B pulls tortillas after equipment trouble

    07/15/2006 8:33:22 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 653+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | Jaime Powell
    Also, packages may be returned for full refund Checking the batches of corn tortillas at the local H-E-B manufacturing plant Thursday, quality assurance workers noticed chunks of metal showing up in the popular foodstuff, and immediately issued a precautionary recall, H-E-B spokeswoman Shelley Parks said. "We don't know how many are affected," Parks said. "But to be on the safe side we issued the recall." The tortillas in question are H-E-B and Mi Tradicion brands white and yellow corn tortillas, in all quantity packages, according to a statement from H-E-B. The exact items are: H-E-B brand yellow corn tortillas, 10,...
  • Study blames bad corn for border birth defects [Texas tortillas cause of anencephalic babies]

    02/09/2006 11:03:01 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 104 replies · 1,546+ views
    Laredo Morning Times/AP ^ | February 9, 2006
    HARLINGEN - Tortillas made with contaminated corn may have caused a rash of newborns with missing or rudimentary brains in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1990s, new data suggest. According to the February issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers now have human studies linking a toxin in corn mold called fumonisin with babies' neural tube defects. Scientists have been searching more than a decade for answers to the surge of anencephalic babies - babies born without brains or with underdeveloped brains - in the Rio Grande Valley from 1990-92. There were six such cases in six weeks...
  • Atkins diet tastes good to retailers

    05/29/2003 11:59:13 AM PDT · by NotQuiteCricket · 85 replies · 713+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05/26/2003 | MARIA HALKIAS
    Now, food companies and retailers are hoping for similar happy results by focusing on products that fit the Atkins plan. But some of those sales gains are coming at the expense of companies whose foods aren't Atkins-friendly. :VERY LARGE BREAK IN ARTICLE: A low for carbs The Atkins boom worries companies that depend on carbohydrates – such as pasta, tortilla and bread makers. Pasta consumption is still growing, but hardly at the carbo-loading inspired rates of the 1980s, according to American Italian Pasta Co., the largest U.S. pasta maker. "Our industry would be growing faster if not for the Atkins...
  • UA President Asks Grads Not to Toss Tortillas (Culturally Insensitive Wacko Police)

    05/09/2002 6:54:15 AM PDT · by codebreaker · 88 replies · 667+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 9, 2002 | Inger Sandal
    The University of Arizona is putting a wrap on tortilla tossing at graduation.UA president Peter Lykins is urging students not to bring the discs to fling into the air at Saturday's ceremonies because it's a waste of food and culturally insensitve to some people.Patti Ota, the UA's vice president of executive operations and senior associate to the president, will personally try and talk students out of the tortillas at the door,using food bank boxes to play on their guilt.