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  • Impossible Foods to supersize production of lab-grown burger

    03/25/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    C/NET ^ | March 22, 2017 | Dara Kerr
    The maker of meatless patties opens a large-scale production facility and plans to pump out 1 million pounds of faux meat every month. It's not easy to sink your teeth into one of Impossible Foods' lab-grown meatless hamburgers. After all, you can only get them at eight US restaurants. On Wednesday, though, the company said it will bring its Impossible Burger to 1,000 eateries by year's end. To make that happen, the firm is opening a factory the size of a city block. The goal is to make at least 1 million pounds of faux burger meat every month. "You...
  • Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs (WI)

    03/24/2017 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 23, 2017 | Jason Stein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/23/gummy-bear-maker-haribo-open-kenosha-plant-400-jobs/99538412/
  • Trump plans to scrap school meals programme that has fed 40 million of world's poorest children

    03/21/2017 7:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Independent | March 21, 2017 | Caitlin Dewey
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-school-meals-programme-feed-40-million-children-world-poorest-places-mcgovern-dole-food-a7641101.html
  • CNN panel explodes over the effect of Trump’s budget on black communities

    03/17/2017 4:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    A panel of black political commentators on CNN imploded Thursday into a screaming match as they discussed the effect of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts could have on the black community. As the panel discussed the cuts, Paris Dennard, a Trump supporter, pointed out that HBCUs, the acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, were not included in the list of proposed cuts. But host Don Lemon found the HBCU argument to be less important than other social programs. “So a lot of people say HBCUs are important,” Lemon declared, “but there are a lot of people watching here...
  • Meals on Wheels’ donations, volunteer sign-ups soar after Trump eyes cuts

    03/17/2017 12:18:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KSWB-TV ^ | March 17, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Meals on Wheels received 50 times the typical amount of daily donations on Thursday after the White House proposed cuts to some of the program’s sources of funding, a spokesperson for the group said. Volunteer sign-ups also jumped, increasing by 500%, according to Jenny Bertolette, a spokeswoman for Meals on Wheels America. Bertolette said the support to the national Meals on Wheels office has been “amazing” and “very overwhelming.” She said local programs raise funds individually, but she theorized that “there was likely a groundswell of local support, as well.” The outpouring of support comes shortly after the White House’s...
  • McDonald's deletes Trump tweet, says Twitter account compromised

    03/16/2017 11:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lisa Baertlein
    McDonald's Corp quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company's handle slamming U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said its official Twitter account had been compromised. The tweet, which was copied and shared widely before being deleted, came a day after the Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies and other high-profile users were hijacked. "Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this," McDonald's spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in a statement....
  • World's spiders devour 400-800m metric tons of insects yearly – experts

    03/15/2017 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 March 2017
    The world’s spiders eat 400-800m tonnes of insects every year – as much meat and fish as humans consume over the same period, a study said Tuesday. In the first analysis of its kind, researchers used data from 65 previous studies to estimate that a total of 25m metric tonnes of spiders exist on Earth. Taking into account how much food spiders need to survive, the team then calculated the eight-legged creatures’ annual haul of insects and other invertebrates. “Our estimates ... suggest that the annual prey kill of the global spider community is in the range of 400-800m metric...
  • Say Hello to Finger-Lickin’ Lab-Grown Chicken

    03/15/2017 11:32:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The MIT Technology Review ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jamie Condliffe
    Fried chicken will never be guilt-free. But you may soon be able to remove at least part of the remorse the next time you chow down—because it might not have required a single bird to be harmed. Memphis Meats is one of a cadre of startups racing to create meat that doesn’t involve killing any animals. The firm's approach to what it calls “clean meat” is to culture animal cells in the lab, feed them nutrients until they grow into pieces large enough to cook and eat. The company has already grown beef (as have others). Last year, it made...
  • Black Rifle Coffee--Review

    03/14/2017 5:10:13 PM PDT · by jazminerose · 49 replies
    Vanity | Jazminerose
    The coffee drinker in the house, my husband, tried his Black Rifle coffee this morning and offered up his review. He says it's every bit as good as evil Starbucks, but smoother. In fact, he reports that the Black Rifle is 'incredibly smooth'. Four and one half stars.
  • Egg-ceptional eggs

    03/12/2017 8:25:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    SIERRA VISTA -- Easter may still be over a month away, but one local Pysanky artist has been working on her eggs for weeks. Ruthann McCaulley decorates eggs by Pysanky method, a Ukrainian folk art that uses a kistka or writing tool to apply hot wax to an egg followed by a progression of various color dyes. After each dye, additional detail is applied with wax until the design is complete. The big finale happens when the wax is removed and the finished artwork is revealed. Pysanky is an age old art deeply rooted in symbolic meaning. Egg designs and...
  • Eight Futuristic Foods You'll Be Eating in 30 Years

    03/10/2017 4:19:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | January 2, 2017 | Ryan F. Mandelbaum
    We ate some weird s**t in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and if you showed him a Twinkie, he’d probably burn you at the stake. But the way things are headed, our food is bound to get a lot weirder. Scientific research doesn’t just bring us more convenient and cheaper food options, but the hope of overcoming sustainability issues, too. The meat industry plays a huge role in climate change—around 10 percent of America’s total greenhouse gas emissions...
  • Liberal Preppers Continue to Ready for Trump Apocalypse

    03/06/2017 9:23:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 6, 2017 | Liz Sheld
    I've written about this trend before: the liberal anti-Trump prepper movement. Unhappy with the results of the 2016 presidential election, a certain cohort of Americans have taken up "prepping" for fear a Trump presidency might bring about some kind of apocalypse. Business Insider has some more information about this new and growing group of folks. One such group started on Facebook and is called the "Liberal Prepper." Its purpose is to "combine minds and hearts, with an emphasis on preparedness, in a time where a progressive way of life has never been more at risk of becoming taboo or altogether...
  • Venezuelans Are Separating Food from Waste as More People Forced to Eat from Garbage

    03/04/2017 7:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Pan Am Post ^ | March 1, 2017 | Sabrina Martín
    With no solution to the food crisis in Venezuela, some people have begun looking for new strategies to make life easier on those that have to eat trash to sustain. Controversial Priest and opponent to President Nicolás Maduro’s administration Father Jose Palmar posted on social media this week about labeling discarded waste so those looking through it for food can do so more easily and “with dignity.” Palmar called on Venezuelans to celebrate Lent by identifying bags where food has been discarded for those with no where else to turn. That way, they don’t have to dig through non-edible items...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to the Indoor Farming Industry

    03/04/2017 5:31:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Upstart University ^ | October 7, 2016 | Amy Storey
    Indoor farming is a popular subject in the media, and a booming industry with new farmers joining the game every day. In fact, there are growing conferences held solely for indoor farmers, their suppliers, influencers, and resources. But many are still left with questions about the indoor farm. •Just what makes an indoor farm an indoor farm? •What makes indoor farming so popular? •What potential does indoor farming really have in the future? •How will I interact with indoor farms? Dr. Nate has an overview for you. What is indoor farming all about?(VIDEO-AT-LINK) What is indoor farming? Indoor farms take...
  • Trump Speech Rankles Democrats [semi-satire]

    03/04/2017 9:52:03 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 March 2017 | John Semmens
    President Donald Trump's speech to Congress this week rankled key Democrats. While some, including CNN's Van Jones saw it as "presidential" in tone, others, including Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) insisted it was "detached from reality. The real Trump is a snarling, mean-spirited hater. This speech was an attempt to conceal that reality behind a tired call for the country to unite behind a common goal to make America great." "He says he wants to work with Democrats, but he hasn't reached out to us," Schumer complained. "Everything is about his promises to the American people. Well, more than...
  • Trump's “Skinny” Budget Would Increase Hunger, Poverty

    02/27/2017 2:36:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Business Wire ^ | February 27, 2017 | Chris Ford, Bread for the World
    Bread for the World warned that the current FY 2018 budget outline drafted by President Donald J. Trump would worsen hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. The cuts to domestic social safety net programs and foreign aid are aimed to boost the Pentagon’s budget by 10 percent. “President Trump is proposing slashing programs that help hungry and poor people,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “These programs include nutrition assistance in the U.S. and aid to poor and hungry people around the world. This comes when 20 million people are at risk of famine...
  • Why It Matters What President Trump Eats (One of the silliest articles you'll read this month)

    02/26/2017 1:01:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joseph Erbentraut
    It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. First lady Melania Trump announced last week that she would preserve the White House vegetable garden planted in 2009. It came as a surprise to many nutrition advocates and food policy experts, who had expressed fears that Michelle Obama’s garden and the health and nutrition initiatives it symbolized could be endangered under the Trump administration. Some advocates, including Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are lauding the new...
  • Black Lives Matter group opens coffee shop, safe space (Vermont)

    02/24/2017 11:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wisconsin Gazette ^ | February 24, 2017 | Joel Banner Baird, The Burlington Free Press
    Social change often firms up around a table, over cups of coffee, believes Ebony Nyoni, who on Saturday opened a new Black Lives Matter community center, safe space, fair-trade emporium and cafe in Winooski, Vermont. Until a month and a half ago, Nyoni operated a beauty supply and hair braiding service here on Main Street. “Then I realized, hearing the stories of many, many Chittenden County residents of color, that there was definitely a need for a place they could come to, and to tell their stories in a more purposeful way,” she said. Creating a convergence at the new...
  • Filipino food chain Jollibee draws crowd in Winnipeg

    02/24/2017 12:33:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Western Investor ^ | February 21, 2017
    Hundreds of Winnipeggers braved -27 C temperatures for the early-morning opening of Canada’s first Jollibee restaurant in mid-December 2016. The Filipino food service franchise said 500 people were lined up by the time the restaurant opened at 7:30 a.m. Jollibee is the ninth-largest fast-food company in the world with more than 3,000 stores, and is considered the McDonald’s of the Phillipines. It is best known for its pineapple-topped hamburgers, Chickenjoy fried chicken and Jolly spaghetti. Winnipeg was chosen as the first Canada location because it has the largest population of Filipinos, per capita, in the country. “We are very encouraged...
  • Popeyes sold to Burger King parent for $1.8 billion

    02/22/2017 12:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Business Journal ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jacques Couret
    Love that Chicken from... Ontario? Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) will buy Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) for $1.8 billion. Popeyes shareholders will get $79 in cash a share at closing -- a premium of 27 percent based on Popeyes’ 30-trading day Volume Weighted Average Price as of Feb. 10. The deal, expected to close by early April 2017, brings the New Orleans spicy chicken brand to the Ontario, Canada-based company that owns Burger King and Tim Hortons. Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the United States. RBI plans to continue developing the brand at...
  • Roasting pigs

    02/17/2017 7:21:38 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 18 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 2/17/17 | BahamutNS
    Short video that speaks for itself. Video Here
  • 13 pounds of horse genitals concealed in woman's luggage

    02/17/2017 4:59:43 AM PST · by tekrat · 58 replies
    ABC 2 - Baltimore ^ | 2/16/2017 | Jeff Herman
    Customs agents have seen all sorts of things come through travelers' baggage. And what they seized from two women at Washington Dulles International Airport last month may take the cake. On January 29, two women arrived from Mongolia. Customs and Border Protection officers sent them for a routine agriculture examination. What was found inside might turn your stomach. The women had a combined 42 pounds of horsemeat concealed inside juice boxes. That includes 13 pounds of horse genitals that one of the women claimed were for medicinal purposes.
  • McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 16, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Mom-and-pop shops aren't the only ones closing their doors to support immigrants as part of the "A Day Without Immigrants" protests. Several McDonald's locations have also shuttered for the day. The nationwide event is a combination of a protest and a strike. It is in response to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda, which has included a pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and enact a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. "The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano, president...
  • Hundreds expected to walk off work in Philly on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/15/2017 8:29:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Metro ^ | February 15, 2017 | Sam Newhouse
    President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House has been accompanied by increasingly harsh rhetoric about immigration. In response, local immigrant rights activists have decided to give Philly a taste of what the world would be like if proponents of mass deportations had their way. They've planned a “Day without Immigrants” (Un Dia Sin Immigrante) protest on Thursday. “What if a good chunk of Philadelphia society was gone in one day? This is what we’re talking about,” said Miguel Andrade, an organizer with Juntos, an immigrants' activist group that is coordinating the protest. Immigrants will be “closing shops, not sending...
  • Will Mexican restaurant workers join Staten Island business boycott? (Nationwide?)

    02/13/2017 10:57:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Staten Island Advance ^ | February 13, 2017 | Pamela Silvestri
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rumblings in the restaurant community over the weekend focused on a boycott potentially taking place on Thursday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Mexican community. The effort purportedly will affect other industries as well. "Many Mexican [owned] stores are going to close and [Mexicans] are not going to work," said a healthcare worker who declined to give her name but lives in Tompkinsville and hails from Mexico. She will be showing up to her job that day but says her friends certainly are buzzing about it. "They are asked not to work, not to buy in...
  • Starbucks offers free legal advice to immigrant employees affected by Trump ban

    02/07/2017 5:00:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 7, 2017 | Marissa Wenzke
    Starbucks will offer legal advice to its employees and their family members who are immigrants affected by Donald Trump's travel ban. "Our partners (employees) and their families have questions about travel and immigration status, so we wanted to provide them with a newly developed Immigration Advisory Program to meet their needs," said Starbucks spokesperson Reggie Borges in an email. Trump's executive order bans the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Starbucks launched its new advisory program on Monday and is offering the service to full-time and part-time employees alike. The coffee giant is working with the immigration branch of...
  • Food justice meets Black Lives Matter

    02/06/2017 4:08:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Fresno State Collegian ^ | February 6, 2017 | Marina McElwee
    Anthropology professor Dvera Saxton introduces the film ‘Soul Food Junkies’ on Feb. 3 in the Henry Madden Library Think about your favorite food. Why is it so special? Are there memories attached to that meal? Is there a tradition associated with it that makes it so special? The Food Justice Series at Fresno State is taking a closer look at food culture and encouraging students to think about their food beyond calories and nutrition. This year’s Food Justice Series kicked off with a screening of the documentary “Soul Food Junkies” on Feb. 3 in the library. The film tells the...
  • In Finally Decriminalizing Street Vending, Los Angeles Preempts Trump’s Deportation Plans

    02/03/2017 12:00:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Yes! Magazine ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mario Vasquez
    Merced Sanchez, 56, became a street vendor in Los Angeles after her storefront burned down about 10 years ago. Among the city’s street vendors—who famously provide bacon-wrapped hot dogs, chili-powdered fresh fruit, and frozen ices known as paletas to the hungry passerby—Sanchez makes her living selling clothes and hats. She says her work in Los Angeles’ downtown Pińata district isn’t easy: “You suffer from the heat, the cold, the rain.” And then there’s the police. The problem for Sanchez, and the roughly 50,000 other street vendors here, is that Los Angeles is the only major city in the United States...
  • The Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread 2/3/17

    02/02/2017 8:14:29 PM PST · by CottonBall · 99 replies
    2/2/17 | Cottonball
    Today’s recipes are Italian soups! This is in honor of my Nonna (Italian grandmother), who strangely enough, couldn’t cook anything except soup. Her soups were out of this world good. Unfortunately, I never watched her make one to learn her secret. I know she didn’t make her own stock, so that wasn’t the key. She was rather a lazy cook, so I’m guessing it had to do with some Italian ingredients that we can’t get here, or I don’t know about. So these recipes are ones I’ve found and probably modified to suit my tastes. Sorry for the lack of...
  • Starbucks Pledges to Hire 10,000 Refugees in Response to Trump’s Executive Order

    01/29/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | January 29, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Starbucks says it plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the 75 countries where it does business. Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz outlined the company’s plan in a memo sent to employees Sunday in response to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim majority countries. “We are living in an unprecedented time,” Schultz wrote in the memo, which listed several actions the company says it is taking to “reinforce our belief in our partners around the world.” The refugee hiring proposal, Schultz wrote, will begin with a focus on people who have served with U.S. troops...
  • Why a ganjapreneur dreams of building a 100-story skyscraper to feed city dwellers

    01/29/2017 3:29:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Cannabist ^ | January 24, 2017 | Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News
    According to ganjapreneur Rick Byrd, the future of farming is tall, dirtless and local. Byrd’s vision of skyscraper farms to feed city dwellers begins with a much different kind of crop: marijuana. The 45-year-old is chief executive officer and founder of Pure Agrobusiness Inc., a company that sells equipment to grow legal cannabis, a market worth $6 billion in 2016 and expected to reach $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co. Because cannabis has higher profit margins than food, and pot is mostly grown inside, Byrd said he hopes the innovations perfected by PureAgro, with the help of...
  • Pizza Hut plans to open more stores, create 11,000 jobs

    01/28/2017 1:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 19, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Pizza Hut is about to go on a hiring spree. The pizza chain said Thursday it will hire 11,000 new pizza makers, delivery drivers and store managers. "While we don't have a set deadline, we know we are headed into one of our more busy times of the year and our restaurants across the country are working hard to hire team members that will deliver a quick and reliable pizza experience for pizza lovers nationwide," Kelly McCulloch, Pizza Hut's senior director of human resources, told CNBC. The company said the hiring is part a plan to expand the number of...
  • Decode the 'Restaurant Sanctuary' Astro-Turf--Safe From American Workers

    01/25/2017 7:55:50 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    01/25/2017 | CharlesOConnell
    Yesterday at Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, I get my bill, I ask the food service professional, 'Where's the Tip Line'? (You know, the place on the Merchant Copy where you write in your 10-15%.)  This is the Roseville CA restaurant whose Owner practices Ba-Hum-Buggery. 'Oh, the Owner doesn't feel like paying the Credit Card Company the surcharge, So We Get No Tips.' (I go off on nazi restaurateurs in my comment, below.) I carry cash to give to homeless people, not for the workers who have earned my tip, deprival of which is a form of stealing a worker's wages...
  • President Trump: 133 Food and Ag Organizations Ready to Work with You on Trade

    01/24/2017 2:45:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Pork Network ^ | January 24, 2017 | Corn Refiners Association
    A total of 133 organizations and companies from the food and agriculture sector, which supports more than 15 million jobs nationally, sent President Donald J. Trump a letter this week expressing their eagerness to work with his Administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while preserving and expanding the gains achieved to date. “U.S. food and agricultural exports have produced a trade surplus for nearly 50 years,” the letter notes. “Consistent growth over this period resulted in over $130 billion worth of exports, which created $423 billion in U.S. economic activity in 2015.” The letter also noted...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - January 22, 2017

    01/21/2017 10:04:48 PM PST · by CottonBall · 118 replies
    01/22/17 | Cottonball
    Hello fellow cooks! This is Cottonball, your 2nd substitute thread poster for Jamestown1630, along with Yaelle. I decided to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies for this week’s foodie thread - I LOVE making bread. Just like growing plants, making bread for me is an act of love and creation – the little yeasties making the flour and water into something magical always excites me and gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Seeing the dough rise and take shape is like giving birth (without the pain or medical staff). I wasn’t always able to make edible bread – I...
  • VANITY-Inaugural Cake Ideas

    01/15/2017 5:39:14 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 39 replies
    I see a boatload of OLD URLS for Obozo's Inaugural Cake; mostly including a plethora of rich liberal celebrities...
  • Bunge to add plant in Indiana or Ohio

    01/10/2017 11:44:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The St. Louis Business Journal ^ | January 10, 2017 | Angela Mueller
    Bunge North American is planning to build its first new U.S. processing plant in 15 years to meet growing demand for soy products. The company is considering locations in Ohio and Indiana for the plant, which is expected to go on line by the end of 2019. No cost estimates for the project were disclosed. Tim Gallagher, executive vice president, Oilseed Value Chain for Bunge, said the company saw a need to expand its footprint in the Eastern U.S. — a key market. "A state-of-the-art facility in the Eastern Corn Belt that incorporates the latest productivity, safety and sustainability features...
  • Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

    01/05/2017 12:03:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | January 4, 2017 | The Associated Press
    FRESNO — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he’ll need starting with the next harvest. Herman, who grows figs, persimmons and almonds in the nation’s most productive farming state, said Trump’s comments pushed him to make the purchase, larger than he would have otherwise. “No doubt about it,” Herman said. “I probably wouldn’t have spent as much or bought as much machinery as I did.”(continued)
  • Vegan Eggplant Rollatini

    01/03/2017 6:29:37 PM PST · by JLatnor123 · 15 replies
    Peaceful Dumpling ^ | November 11, 2016 | Juhea Kim
    Last week I went to a vegan umami cooking class down in Chelsea. Last time I went to a professional cooking class was a vegan baking class at Blossom Bakery. That was on a Saturday morning, there was plenty of red wine involved, and it was a much smaller class (just 3 students including myself, plus our teacher) so it was very relaxed. This time it was on a Thursday night; it lasted 4 hours; we were divided into 4 teams, each team making 4 dishes with our chef and her assistants swarming around. Talk about intense! But I did...
  • The Weird Reason You Should Eat More Soup

    01/02/2017 11:24:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Cynthia Sass, Health.com
    By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves sipping on soup. In my opinion, souping is a better option than stricter cleanses. That said, you certainly don’t need to limit your entire diet to liquid meals in order to take advantage of soup’s health and weight loss benefits. Here, why and how to incorporate some healthful soup into your diet. A study published in the journal Appetite found that when people ate a low-calorie soup (about 130 calories for women and 170 for men) before...
  • The indoor harvest

    12/31/2016 12:48:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Western Producer ^ | December 29, 2016 | Robert Arnason
    For Randy King, the argument for indoor farming in Canada is just common sense. For one, Canada is a northern country with long winters. Two, during those long winters almost all fruit and vegetables in Canadian grocery stores are imported from Central America, Mexico or California. Three, wouldn’t it be better if Canadians grew their own fruits and veggies? “I think this is the way of the future for growing produce in northern regions,” said King, co-owner of West Grow Farms, a company with plans to build an indoor farm near Edmonton. “In order to gain food sovereignty, we need...
  • Nina Teicholz On U.S. Dietary Guidelines And LCHF Docs Under Attack

    12/30/2016 6:41:44 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 26 replies
    Livin la Vida low-carb show ^ | 2016 | Jimmy Moore
    Behind-the-scenes, so much is happening to help progress the science supporting a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. One of the leading voices helping bring this about is investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, who came under fire in 2015 for her British Medical Journal article “The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?” This brought on a media firestorm with public pressure being applied to the BMJ to retract Nina’s column. A bright light of hope happened recently when the...
  • Anthony Bourdain slams ‘privileged’ liberals for ‘utter contempt’ of working class

    12/30/2016 2:09:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 30, 2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    Celebrity chef and self-described “privileged Eastern liberal” Anthony Bourdain slammed his fellow leftist elites this week, arguing that their disdain for working-class Americans helped create “the upswell of rage and contempt” that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency. “The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now,” Bourdain said in an interview with Reason magazine. “I’ve spent a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America,” Bourdain...
  • DC restaurant won't put Trump in presidential mural (Owned by Palestinian family)

    12/29/2016 3:38:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Mama Ayesha’s restaurant Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood does not plan on painting president-elect Donald Trump into its presidential mural, the Washingtonian reported on Thursday. “Our official position is that it is not in the budget,” Amir Abu-El-Hawa, a member of the family that owns the restaurant, told the publication. The mural features the founder of the restaurant, "Mama" Ayesha Abraham, standing alongside 11 presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama. “She was the American dream. For a Muslim and Arab woman immigrant from Palestine to come here on her own and build this business, is a remarkable legacy,”...
  • Why is KFC a Christmas tradition in Japan?

    12/25/2016 8:24:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Pescovitz
    Around Christmas, many KFC restaurants in Japan see 10 times their average daily sales. Customers order their KFC special Christmas dinner weeks in advance or wait in line for hours to score a Kentucky Christmas dinner package including chicken, side dishes, cake, and even wine. WTF??! Marketing, that's what. From the BBC: According to KFC Japan spokeswoman Motoichi Nakatani, it started thanks to Takeshi Okawara, the manager of the first KFC in the country. Shortly after it opened in 1970, Okawara woke up at midnight and jotted down an idea that came to him in a dream: a “party barrel”...
  • Michelle Obama: Presidential Election Was 'Challenging' to Watch

    12/19/2016 11:34:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 20, 2016 | Chris Fuchs
    Michelle Obama in a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey opened up for the first time publicly about the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it "challenging" for her "as a citizen to watch and experience." The first lady said it was important "for the health of this nation" that she and her husband, President Barack Obama, support President-elect Donald Trump, even though she said some political leaders didn't support her husband's presidency. "So we're going to be there for the next president and do whatever we have to do to make sure that he is successful, because if he succeeds, we all...
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  • Trump doesn’t threaten only President Obama’s legacy. He could ruin Michelle Obama’s, too.

    12/14/2016 2:59:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | December 14, 2016 | Caitlin Dewey
    The threat Donald Trump poses to President Obama’s legacy was well established from his earliest days on the campaign trail, when the businessman promised that he would abolish several of Obama's core policies. But the president is not the only Obama whose achievements President-elect Trump could roll back. The incoming president also could undo the substantial public health and nutrition changes accomplished with the urging of Michelle Obama. The first lady has spent the past eight years championing anti-obesity initiatives, pushing an aggressive policy and public-outreach agenda that has played a part in changing how millions of Americans, particularly schoolchildren,...
  • Marxist Vegan Restaurant in Michigan Closes for Predictably Marxist Reasons

    12/13/2016 8:43:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Munchies ^ | 12/12/16 | CHARLEY LANYON
    After five years of business, Grand Rapids, Michigan’s famously Marxist vegan sandwich shop is closing its doors due to bumps in the road toward what it hoped would be an egalitarian, worker-run business model. The Garden Diner and Café put Grand Rapids on the alternative diet map thanks to its widely acclaimed vegan, vegetarian, and raw food offerings. Unfortunately, the restaurant also proved the old adage that it doesn’t matter how tasty your black bean patty is if you can’t afford to pay your workers and it takes 45 minutes for you to put a sandwich together. During its tenure...
  • Asia digs deep to upgrade its agriculture

    12/11/2016 11:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Financial Times ^ | December 11, 2016 | Tadanori Yoshida, Nikkei senior staff writer
    Consider it a wake-up call from nature. Asian crops were devastated by a severe drought this year, highlighting the urgent need to stabilise farm output and brace for the consequences of climate change. And with the region's population projected to continue growing over the long term, this is no easy task. The good news is that answers are starting to emerge. Agribusinesses are harnessing information technology. Organic farms and so-called plant factories are becoming hothouses for innovation. International investors are keen to water the seeds. This week, we head out into the fields — and some cutting-edge facilities — to...