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  • Penzeys Has Soup Base Recall, Blames Trump

    10/19/2019 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 47 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | October 17, 2019 | James Wigderson
    Bill Penzey, the controversial owner of Penzey’s Spices, emailed his customers on Thursday to inform them he’s been selling bad chicken soup base that needs to be recalled. He wrote: "If you have chicken soup base from us please check your jar’s best by dates to see if yours has been recalled. The lot numbers are: 00139, 01839, 01049, SEP0820VAN, and OCT1420VAN. These were sold from 3.16.19 onward. If you have one of these jars, don’t use it and see the instructions below for your refund. We just needed to mail this notice to our customers who are chicken soup...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 19-25, 2019

    10/19/2019 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 60 replies
    October 19, 2019 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the...
  • This Man Ate Only Potatoes For One Year and Lost 117 Pounds

    10/18/2019 8:50:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.menshealth.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | By Alisa Hrustic
    The diet helped Andrew Flinders Taylor lose weight—but is it safe? “Make your food boring and your life interesting.” That’s one lesson Andrew Flinders Taylor points out in a Youtube video he posted last December, where he detailed all of the things he learned after eating potatoes for every meal, every single day, for nearly a year. That’s right: Potatoes all day, every day. The potato diet sounds absolutely crazy, but for Taylor, who weighed in at 334 pounds when his experiment began, it led to noticeable results. The Australian native dropped 117 pounds after one year of the “Spud...
  • Non-alcoholic beer debuts at Brooklyn Brewery amid declining alcohol sales

    10/13/2019 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10/1/2019 | Jeanette Settembre
    More beer makers are crafting up sober brews. Brooklyn Brewery is launching its first non-alcoholic beer nationwide, the New York City-based brewer announced Tuesday. It’s the latest brewery to cater to a sober-curious crowd. Brooklyn Special Effects was made to mimic the flavor profile of regular beer, minus the alcohol and is described as a hoppy lager-style brew. “It's not just for people who are sober, pregnant, or driving, but rather it’s for people who want to do more with their lives while still enjoying a fun and flavorful beverage,” Robin Ottaway, Brooklyn Brewery President, said in a statement.
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 12-18, 2019

    10/12/2019 6:37:48 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 59 replies
    October 12, 2019 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the...
  • Is Carlsberg about to release a paper beer bottle? [Denmark]

    10/11/2019 4:46:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 11 October 2019 13:43 CEST+02:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Two prototypes and new partnerships have brought Danish brewing giant Carlsberg a step closer to releasing a paper beer bottle. Carlsberg said in a press release that it was close to selling beer in paper bottles, in part to the partnership. Having worked on development of sustainable packaging since 2015, the company is scheduled to present two prototype paper bottles in Copenhagen on Friday. […] A “paper bottle union” between Carlsberg, The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco) and three other global companies — Coca-Cola, L’Oréal and The Absolut Company — is driving the development, according to the Danish brewery. …
  • School turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch ‘out of respect for LGBTQ staff'

    10/11/2019 10:32:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 11, 2019 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    NEW ORLEANS - A high school in New Orleans turned down a free Chick-fil-A lunch for its teaching staff due to the fast-food giant’s stance on same sex marriage. The company has donated millions of dollars to organizations that oppose same-sex marriage and a company official criticized it in 2012, prompting boycotts and expansion denials in some regions of the country. The principal at Lusher High School, Dr. Steven Corbett, said in a statement that the chicken chain’s values don’t mesh with the school’s motto of “Be Kind,” according to WWL-TV. “Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have...
  • Driver Chases Bicyclists Onto South Bay Golf Course: Police

    10/10/2019 7:43:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Imperial Beach, CA Patch ^ | October 8, 2019 | California News Wire Services, News Partner
    CHULA VISTA, CA — A 41-year-old man was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of chasing two teenage bicyclists onto a Chula Vista golf course, striking one of the boys with his car and then punching the teen several times after the two boys apparently threw food at his car. It happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday at the East Lake Country Club, south of Otay Lakes Road and east of Eastlake Parkway, according to Chula Vista police. The two boys, 14 and 15 years old, threw food at the suspect's Mercedes-Benz sedan on Fenton Street near Lane Avenue, then the driver chased...
  • Rodents Are Feasting On Newer Cars' Soy-Based Wiring Insulation

    10/10/2019 11:07:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    www.thedrive.com ^ | By Justin Hughes May 15, 2018
    It seems that making insulation out of an edible substance makes it more appealing to pests. SHARE In an effort to be more friendly to the environment, companies are making more and more automotive components out of renewable materials, such as soy or even cannabis. Unfortunately, a side effect of building cars out of edible materials is that rodents are eating them, reports the Detroit Free Press. The use of soy in car parts is nothing new. Ford has been making seats out of a soybean-based foam for the past ten years. Ford also uses soy rather than petroleum for...
  • Squirrels stash more than 200 walnuts under hood of car

    10/10/2019 9:37:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 9, 2019 / 1:33 PM | By Ben Hooper
    Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh woman who detected a burning odor and heard a strange noise while driving her car looked under the hood and discovered a squirrel had stashed grass and more than 200 walnuts on top of her engine. Holly Persic said she hadn't looked under the hood of her car since an inspection about a month before she discovered the squirrel's winter stash Monday. "They were everywhere, under the battery, near the radiator fan," Persic's husband, Chris, told CNN. "The walnuts on the engine block were black and smelt like they were definitely roasting." The Persics...
  • EPIC Provisions: How This Husband + Wife Went From Being Vegan To Starting A Meat-Based Snack Brand

    10/08/2019 6:01:59 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2018 | Meggen Taylor
    *snip* After suffering a variety of unidentifiable health issues that baffled their doctors, this former vegan couple known for competing in endurance cycling races and triathlons, had a complete 360-degree revelation where they embarked on a high-protein paleo diet that miraculously resolved their health issues. Their collective epiphany and new found vitality led them to launch EPIC Provisions, an Austin-based meat snack company that specializes in making nutrient-dense whole food protein snacks from farmers that engage in regenerative farming practices, in 2013.
  • Stunning Survey Reveals Quarter Of Americans Have Never Eaten Vegetables

    10/08/2019 8:48:54 AM PDT · by mowowie · 124 replies
    studyfinds.org ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ben Renner
    NEW YORK — The most popular vegetable in America is — corn! That’s according to a survey of 2,000 Americans who were asked which vegetables they liked and disliked the most. However, it turns out the most surprising result of the study may be that a staggering number of adults haven’t eaten any vegetables their entire lives....
  • ‘Frankenstein’ meat grown in petri dish in space in world first

    10/07/2019 7:59:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 7 Oct 2019, 15:57 | Harry Pettit,
    Israeli and Russian scientists cultured the tiny piece of beef from stem cells while aboard the International Space Station, 248 miles above the Earth's surface. Cow cells were harvested back on our planet and blasted to the station where they they were grown into muscle tissue using a special 3D printer. Run by Aleph Farms, a food firm that grows cultivated beef steaks, the experiment took place on September 26 within the Russian segment of the space station. Researchers said the project was carried out to show how lab-grown meat can be cultivated in tough conditions, with minimal resources. "We...
  • 1951 Korean COmbat Individual Ration

    10/06/2019 7:05:20 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 21, 2016 | Steve1989
    Some of these will eat. This one he gives a pass. https://youtu.be/NCT4fxTb7LQ
  • #thelittlethings - Leo the Superstar (awesome deaf customer Chick-Fil-A commercial)

    10/05/2019 11:01:40 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2019 | Chick-fil-A
    Real Chick-fil-A customer who is deaf and cashier who can sign give a testimonial.
  • Weekly Garden Thread - October 5th-11th, 2019

    10/05/2019 5:48:56 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 81 replies
    October 5, 2019 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the...
  • Lobster diver dies after equipment is entangled with rocks off Laguna Beach...

    10/04/2019 9:15:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    O C Register ^ | 10/04/2019 | Erika I. Ritchie
    A 40-year-old Lakewood [CA] man died after free-diving for lobster off Totuava Beach, on Saturday, Sept. 28, the first day of lobster season, officials said. The man, identified by the Orange County coroner as Ryan Huff, was diving with two friends in a cove just north of Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna Beach. OC Lifeguards, Laguna Beach Lifeguards, Laguna Beach Fire and police responded to the location at 7:15 a.m. Huff’s friends told officials all three dove down 20 to 30 feet, but when the friends surfaced, Huff was not with them, said police Sgt. Jim Cota. “They found him...
  • If You’re Rich, You Should Absolutely Give Trick-or-Treaters Full-Sized Snickers

    10/04/2019 8:02:05 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 86 replies
    Eater.com ^ | October 3, 2019 | Jaya Saxena
    Halloween is around the corner, which means it’s once again time for everyone’s insufferable candy opinions. Usually those come in the form of debating the enjoyability of candy corn, or reminding everyone that, no, nobody is wasting their weed-laced chocolates or gummies on your children. But the conversation has escalated in the Rancho Cucamonga Neighborhood Watch regarding what candies are acceptable to give out to trick-or-treaters. The post is being circulated by the Twitter account Best of Nextdoor, though it’s unclear when it was first posted. Thankfully, its contents are timeless. “Over the last three Halloweens, I’ve noticed candy stock...
  • Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles the debate

    10/04/2019 7:52:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 141 replies
    www.statnews.com ^ | March 15, 2019 | Lindsey Tanner
    The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1½ eggs a day had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also elevated. The researchers say the culprit is cholesterol, found in egg yolks and other foods, including shellfish, dairy products and red meat. The study focused on eggs because they’re among the most commonly eaten cholesterol-rich foods. They can still be part of a healthy...
  • Glut in U.S. egg supply brings lower prices, revenue losses for producers

    10/04/2019 7:27:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 3, 2019 / 2:31 PM | By Jessie Higgins
    EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Egg prices fell across the United States this year as the national egg supply spiked and demand waned. But what was good news for consumers was detrimental to producers. "The egg price is very low right now," said Maro Ibarburu, an associate science-business analyst at the Egg Industry Center, which serves the U.S. egg industry from Iowa State University. "It doesn't even cover the cost of production." The average retail price for a dozen "regular" eggs in the United States was $1.12 at the start of October, which was a jump from under 90...