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  • Iconic Swiss chocolate becomes Halal to conform with Islamic purity law

    12/18/2018 2:41:09 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 48 replies
    Toblerone, the iconic triangular shaped chocolate bars have been made halal to meet the demands of the Islamic market. The change, that silently took place in April this year, has now been revealed to Swiss newspaper Blick. Owned by the American food company Mondelez, all Toblerone bars are being produced in the Swiss city of Bern. A spokeswoman of the company explains to Blick that since April the sweets comply with the Islamic purity law and ingredients and production now meet halal standards. She says the “Toblerone’s original recipe remained unchanged”. She justifies the change with Toblerone’s status as export...
  • These 10 Clean Eats Will Unclog and Protect Your Arteries

    12/18/2018 11:02:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 156 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | December 17, 2018 Updated: December 17, 2018 | By Tiffany La Forge, Healthline
    Avocados are a delicious, rich fruit and a great way to treat your heart—and your taste buds. (Lisa Fotios/Pexels) ========================================================= Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. An estimated 44 million U.S. women are affected by cardiovascular disease, causing 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. One of the most common forms of heart disease is coronary artery disease which occurs when a buildup of plaque narrows artery walls and restricts proper blood flow to the heart and can lead to a heart attack. Coronary artery disease can be treated or prevented through...
  • Registered sex offender accused of exposing himself to pizza delivery drivers

    12/15/2018 9:22:05 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | April Baker
    SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — A registered sex offender from Milton is facing several charges after a report says he exposed himself to numerous pizza delivery drivers. John Allen Racine, 46, has been charged with multiple counts of indecent exposure. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Racine called multiple pizza shops on several occasions requesting pizza to be delivered to his home... Officers arrested Racine for indecent exposure in November. He was apprehended again on Monday for the same misdemeanor.
  • (Vanity) Omaha Steaks...pros and cons

    12/15/2018 3:23:11 AM PST · by Doogle · 113 replies
    Doogle | 12/15/18 | Doogle
    Just you're thoughts on Omaha Steaks and the different packages offered through the mail. Any experiences?
  • An Israeli startup ... made the world's first lab-grown steak — a holy grail for the industry

    12/13/2018 10:17:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | 12/12/2018 | erin-brodwin
    The Israeli company Aleph Farms aims to make cuts of environmentally friendly meat that resemble the real thing using animal cells, also called "lab-grown" or "clean" meat. Aleph has now created a prototype steak, the first produced publicly in the world, the company said on Wednesday. While several companies have made prototypes of lab-grown meats, none are available in restaurants or grocery stores. Aleph got its start with help from an Israeli research institute and an incubator that is part of the food giant that owns Sabra — the most popular hummus in America. For the first time in its...
  • Firefighters to the rescue after German chocolate factory spill

    12/11/2018 4:20:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    reuters uk ^ | December 11, 2018
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Firefighters in the town of Werl in western Germany tackled an unusual emergency late on Monday when a tank at a local firm making liquid chocolate overflowed and poured out onto a street. “About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street,” a spokesman for the Werl fire department said in a statement. “Despite this heartbreaking incident, it is unlikely that a chocolate-free Christmas is imminent in Werl,” the fire department said
  • Shark attack in Australia injures man who called himself 'shark bait'

    12/09/2018 9:21:34 AM PST · by ETL · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A surfer who previously described himself as "shark bait" was seriously injured after being attacked by a shark on Sunday, officials said. Joel Mason, 36, was in the water near Scotts Beach, located about 300 miles north of Sydney, when he was hit by the shark while surfing in the morning, Sky News reported. An ambulance service spokesperson told Sky News the man suffered a "severe leg injury" and suffered "a lot of blood loss."Mason's father, Rob, told Nine News his son has surfed since he was 5 or 6 years old, and loves to surf by himself. "He says...
  • Melania & Donald Trump ‘Don’t Exchange Gifts’ For Christmas – Here’s How They Celebrate The Holiday

    12/09/2018 9:06:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | December 8, 2018 | Tim McGovern
    Melania Trump feels that Donald Trump is a difficult person to shop for before Christmas! A source close to the Melania told HL EXCLUSIVELY that they often don’t exchange presents at all! Melania Trump and Donald Trump don’t always give each other Christmas gifts, but Melania still has a lot planned for this year’s celebration. A source close to Melania told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY what their family-filled Christmas will end up looking like. “Donald and Melania will be going to Mar-a-Largo again this Christmas, and the whole family will be there to celebrate,” our source told us. “All of Donald’s children,...
  • Ho, ho, ho -- don't eat raw cookie dough: CDC

    12/08/2018 10:04:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    abc ^ | 12/08/2018 | Eric M. Strauss
    The holidays are upon us and for many that means family time in the kitchen preparing delicious baked goods and maybe even licking the spoon before the cookies go into the oven. So the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a warning this week to, “Say No To Raw Dough!” Dr. Todd Ellerin -- who admits he doesn’t bake -- said it’s the raw flour and uncooked eggs that can make us sick. Ellerin warned that “complications of this type of E. coli can include bloody diarrhea, need for prolonged hospitalization, and kidney failure, breakdown of red...
  • Tennessee inmate who chose fried chicken, electric chair death is executed

    12/08/2018 3:30:05 AM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies
    .foxnews ^ | 7 December 2018 | Nicole Darrah | Fox News
    When asked by the warden if he had any last words, Miller — whose last meal consisted of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and coffee — said: "Beats being on death row." He was convicted of killing Lee Standifer, 23, in 1981 in Knoxville. Standifer was a mentally handicapped woman who had been on a date with Miller the night she was repeatedly beaten, stabbed and dragged into a wooded area. Miller, in a handwritten note last month, requested to die via electric chair, rather than by lethal injection. Inmates in Tennessee whose crimes were committed before 1999 can choose...
  • Foie gras off Amazon’s offerings in California in settlement

    12/07/2018 6:03:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2018
    Amazon has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds that have been force-fed and pay civil penalties as part of a lawsuit settlement, a prosecutor said Friday. The lawsuit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara counties accused the giant retailer of violating a 2004 state law banning sales of the fatty duck and goose liver delicacy if it was produced by force-feeding birds. A judge approved the settlement on Thursday between Amazon and the three prosecutors, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said. Under the deal, Amazon agreed for the next five...
  • World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time

    12/07/2018 11:31:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | Fri 7 Dec 2018 12.45 EST | Vivian Ho in San Francisco
    In sea mariner lore, an albatross is considered a good omen, and for almost seven decades, one bird has spread generations of blessings across the Pacific Ocean. Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross believed to be the world’s oldest known wild bird, has returned to her home at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge for yet another winter – and laid yet another egg to add to the already impressive brood that she has built up over an impressive lifetime. Biologists with the US Fish and Wildlife Service think the almost-septuagenarian has birthed and raised as many as 36 chicks over...
  • Local hunter kills possible record-breaking buck

    12/06/2018 12:46:02 PM PST · by Paul R. · 40 replies
    WSILTV.com ^ | 11/25/2018 | Emily Manley
    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A hunter in Williamson County could be in the running for one of the largest bucks ever shot in America. (snip) ...conservation officers told him they think the buck is 7 to 9 years old, weighs around 265 pounds alive, and could have as many as 51 scoreable points.
  • Baboons Survive for Half a Year after Heart Transplants from Pigs

    12/06/2018 12:37:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.scientificamerican.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | By Angus Chen
    Baboons can stand in for humans during cross-species transplantation studies. Now, for the first time, researchers have kept baboons alive and healthy for up to six months on transplanted pig hearts. Credit: Paul A. Sounders ========================================================================= In four adjacent enclosures transplantation researcher Bruno Reichart kept four happy baboons. “They can hop around, eat, drink and they are enjoying life,” he says. “They watch TV—their favorite is the cartoon with the chipmunk.” Most importantly, he says, they were healthy and normal—which is astonishing, given the fact that the hearts beating life in their chests were anything but normal for a baboon....
  • Bringing home the bacon just got easier with vending machine at Ohio State

    12/06/2018 6:59:56 AM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    local12 ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Falycia Campbell
    Come get your bacon, hot out of the vending machine! The Ohio Pork Council announced they are launching their own Bacon Vending Machine. Yeah you read that right, a Bacon Vending Machine. The vending machine is located in the Animal Science Building at the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and will be available for students until December 13th. Inside you'll find bacon strips and bacon bits. The bacon was donated by Hormel, Sugardale, and Smithfield, and all the money made from the machine will go towards the meat science program.
  • Sperm of mutant ‘double-muscle’ pigs being sold on FB farmer cashes in on ‘Frankenswine’ market

    12/05/2018 7:57:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 5th December 2018, 2:52 pm Updated: 5th December 2018, 2:54 pm | By Jon Lockett
    AN AMBITIOUS pig farmer raising muscle-bound mutant porkers for the bacon market is selling their sperm on Facebook. The Cambodian-based breeder is flogging the semen - along with insemination kits - to others looking to move into the 'Frankenswine' market. Mutant ...one of the giant pigs greedily gobbles up his massive dinner at a farm in Cambodia ______________________________________________________________ Scientists in South Korea have been credited with originally genetically-engineering double-muscle hogs to avert a future pork shortage crisis. They carefully altered pig genes to create super-sized swines capable of producing more meat than usual breeds. Farmyard footage shows similar porky 'monsters'...
  • Eden Prairie man accused of pulling gun at McDonald's charged with making terroristic threats

    12/03/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/3/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A 55-year-old Eden Prairie man has been charged with making terroristic threats and carrying or possessing a pistol without a permit in a public place in connection to an incident at McDonald's last month in which he allegedly displayed a gun during an altercation with a group of teenagers. Court records show Lloyd Edward Johnson was charged Monday in Hennepin County. The first charge is a felony. The second is a gross misdemeanor. He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 10. “These teens were racially and religiously profiled by both the gunman and the McDonald’s,” Jaylani Hussein,...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - December 2018

    12/01/2018 3:04:20 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 159 replies
    We will be away this Christmas and probably won’t be cooking a big holiday meal. But one thing I’ve always wanted to try is a crown roast of pork – just because it’s so beautiful. Especially this time of year, you can often purchase a crown roast that is already boned, trimmed, frenched and tied. Depending on where you are, you may have to order well ahead, and will certainly pay a pretty penny, but it will save you a lot of work – and this is definitely a Very Special Occasion or Holiday dish. Here from Taste of Home...
  • (NJ) 'Mob Wives' daughters open pizza shop in Totowa

    11/29/2018 6:31:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 11.29.18 | Esther Davidowitz
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  • Scientists ate Lego heads to see how long it’d take to poop them out

    11/29/2018 12:17:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 27, 2018 | Mike Wehner, BGR
    Pediatricians have to deal with all kinds of interesting situations in their daily work with children, and kids eating random objects is one of them. Children just love to stick stuff in their mouths, and while parents do their best to keep tiny toys away from eager eaters thereÂ’s always a chance that something like a Lego finds its way into the stomach of a youngster. A half-dozen pediatricians decided to see what effect, if any, a tiny yellow Lego head would have on their own bodies by volunteering to swallow them. Their findings were reported in the Journal of...