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  • France bans the use of plastic crockery and cutlery to aid battle against climate change

    09/19/2016 9:03:36 AM PDT · by jerod · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 12:22AM | David Millward
    Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials. The law comes into force in 2020. It is part of a French environmental initiative called the Energy Transition for Green Growth, part of a package aimed at tackling climate change. But, the Independent reported, the move faces a challenge from Pack2Go Europe, a Brussels-based organisation representing European packaging manufacturers. "We are urging the European Commission to do the right thing and to take legal action against France for infringing European law," said Eamonn Bates, secretary general of Pack2go Europe. He said...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

    09/16/2016 3:59:51 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 61 replies
    freerepublic | Sept 16. 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Millions of American teens are at risk of starving, and some are trading sex for food

    09/14/2016 10:34:56 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 109 replies
    circa.com ^ | 14 SEP 16 | circa news
    Millions of American teenagers are at risk of running out of food or don't have access to affordable, healthy food. Some of them are so desperate, they're selling their bodies and committing crimes to go to jail to ensure regular meals, according to an Urban Institute study. Breaking down the numbers The study found at least 6.8 million people were "food insecure," meaning they didn't have reliable access to affordable, healthy food. Another 4 million were in "marginally food secure" households, where the "threat of running out of food is real." All of the 10 communities surveyed in focus groups...
  • Vertical Farming Offers Solutions to Food Scarcity in Singapore

    09/11/2016 7:36:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Green Builder Media ^ | September 8, 2016
    Back in May I was invited to Singapore to tour schools, IT hubs, hospitals and startups. The size of the country, as well as their government structure, allows them move towards their objectives more quickly than other countries. What I witnessed during my visit was a nation determined to be seen as a leader in the technology sector and to be recognized as a nucleus for some of the top innovators in the world. One aspect of the trip that really resonated with me was the country's use of vertical farming and other cutting edge agricultural techniques. Population Pressures The...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

    09/09/2016 5:47:48 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 53 replies
    freerepublic | Sept. 9, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Americans now spend more on drinking and eating establishments than they do at grocery stores.

    09/05/2016 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 75 replies
    My Budget 360 ^ | September 2016
    Over 17 million kids went to college to be waiters or flight attendants. ___ There are many reasons why so many people now work in the low wage sectors of America. As it turns out, the eating habits of Americans have changed dramatically. Only in the last couple of years have Americans spent more on eating out than they do on actual groceries. Too bad the median annual pay for waiters and waitresses in 2015 was $19,250 with tips included. Companies still havent figured out how to outsource servers but our manufacturing base that once provided millions with good paying...
  • Scientists find keys to a long life in Italy's 100 club village

    09/05/2016 6:59:52 AM PDT · by gasport · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | Sept 5, 2016
    Scientists on Monday revealed part of the secret to why a small village in southern Italy has an unusual number of centenarians - low levels of a particular hormone that affects circulation. Italian and US experts have spent the last six months investigating the extraordinary longevity of residents of Acciaroli, where more than one in 10 - 81 at the mayor's last count - of the village's population of 700 is over 100 years old.
  • Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

    09/04/2016 3:23:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2016 | Nicky Ouellet
    At a campground in northwestern Montana, 30 people are groggily gearing up for a day of mushroom picking. Most are here because they want an excuse to get outside and taste some of Montana's more exotic wild mushrooms. But others, like Matt Zaitz from Kansas, are here to turn a profit. "It's not easy work," Zaitz says. "It's tough." Zaitz started picking mushrooms in the Midwest this spring and followed them north as the season progressed. He's now hunting morels in the Crown of the Continent region near Glacier National Park. At this point, Zaitz considers himself a professional. "I...
  • Dozens get sick after eating ghost peppers at Ohio middle school

    09/02/2016 9:57:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    wpxi.com ^ | Sep 2, 2016 - 6:58 PM
    The incident happened during the lunch period, and the district was still working to determine how many students were involved and where the hot peppers came from, said Superintendent Brad Ritchey of Milton-Union Exempted Village Schools. Police and emergency crews were called to the school on Milton-Potsdam Road. The investigation revealed all involved students took these peppers voluntarily, according to police. In total, five students were taken to local hospitals and approximately 40 students ages 11 to 14 had ingested the peppers. The response of emergency services was amazing; deputies and help from surrounding paramedics we really...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

    09/02/2016 6:28:44 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | sept 2, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • California Just Passed A $1 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed

    09/02/2016 10:59:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/2/16 | Tyler Durden
    The California State Assembly recently passed a bill that received minimal recognition by the press, outside of the state, but has substantial negative consequences for basically everyone in the country. Once signed by Jerry Brown, the bill, known as AB 1066, will make California the only state in the entire country to provide overtime wages to ag workers after 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week. This change will add about $1BN annually to the cost of growing food in California which will ultimately be passed along to consumers. And since eating isn't really optional, this is effectively...
  • Anyone for protein-rich insects and seaweed snacks?

    09/01/2016 7:10:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jamie Ball
    We are the only species that exhibit disgust in this way, Mike Gibney, professor emeritus of food and health at University College Dublin (UCD), says about the odds of western consumers eating less-traditional protein sources through this resource-strained century. While our energy needs are largely served by carbohydrates, without protein, there would no growth, maintenance or repair of our body tissue. And, in the coming years, a global shift from resource-intensive, animal-sourced proteins to more sustainable marine and plant-based sources is on the cards, both for our health and that of the planet. But could seaweed and protein-packed insects prove...
  • Restaurant operator responds to claims of worms in burgers

    08/27/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 66 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 27, 2016 2:01 pm | AP
    <p>MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) A McDonalds franchisee says hes been unable to substantiate claims by two customers who reported finding worms in food at the fast-food chains restaurants in two Kentucky communities.</p> <p>Michael Love, owner-operator of the two restaurants, says inspections of the restaurants by health officials did not uncover any of the problems raised by the customers.</p>
  • How to Spot Authentic Mexican Food

    08/27/2016 10:13:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 209 replies
    Eat in OC ^ | August 25, 2016
    There are over 38,000 Mexican restaurants across the United States. Mexican food is the most popular international cuisine in the U.S., representing 42% of all ethnic food sales. Its represented on the menus of one in every 10 restaurants in the United States. With so many Mexican restaurants to choose from, the real question becomes how to spot authentic Mexican food.
  • Wanted: Fish Food That Isnt Fish

    08/26/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    UnDark ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Leiber
    Humans are eating more fish than ever. And since 2014, most of what we eat has come not from the wild, but from fish farms operated by the fast-growing aquaculture industry. But what do these farmed fish eat? The answer is just as unappetizing as it sounds and just as worrisome to advocates of sustainable seafood. The typical fish-farm diet (aquafeed, in industry parlance) contains fish specifically fish meal and fish oil, made largely from wild-caught forage fish. And because stocks of wild fish are declining, that poses a serious long-term problem for the world food supply. Wild...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 26, 2016

    08/26/2016 3:57:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 68 replies
    freerepublic | aug 26. 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened)

    08/24/2016 10:51:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 5 replies
    Ihned.cz ^ | 08/02/2016 | Katerina Adamcova
    Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened) http://m.ihned.cz/c1-65387150-zasoby-jidla-vydrzi-cesku-stale-na-neco-malo-pres-den-stat-ma-stale-problem-ziskat-nouzove-potraviny Food supplies lasts Czech Republic is still a little over a day. The state has a problem getting emergency food 1st 8th 2016 21:35 (updated: 2. 8. 2016 11:31) Katerina Adamcov Read more: Food | food | strategic stocks | milk State still fails to obtain the required emergency food for three days. Do tenders for milk powder came forward only two firms. Now milk powder, according to the Chairman of the State Material Reserves Paul's brother in law the right nutritional value and should have...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 19, 2016

    08/19/2016 3:34:11 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 44 replies
    freerepublic | Aug 19, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

    08/16/2016 12:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | August 15, 2016 | Whitney Pipkin
    The largest hunger-fighting organization in the nations capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofits bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it wont accept free food that comes at a cost to recipientsmany of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity cannot afford a balanced meal, the organizations effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isnt always as...
  • Recent high school grads represent the future of southeast Ohio farming

    08/14/2016 1:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Athens Messenger ^ | July 17, 2016 | Larry Di Giovanni
    Maryrose Littler, who is committed to organic farming and permaculture, picks fresh onions from her grandmother Barbara Keyes’ raised vegetable beds near McArthur.        Two Class of 2016 graduates — organic farmer-in-the making Maryrose Littler, and Kayla Cline, raised on an historic farm in Albany — represent the future of farming in southeastern Ohio. Littler recently graduated from Athens High School and Cline from Alexander High School. Littler enjoys living an organic lifestyle on her parents’ five-acre homestead near Morrison-Gordon Elementary School, where she helps raise honeybees, homegrown vegetables, chickens and beef. She...
  • Logan's Roadhouse files for bankruptcy; 18 restaurants closing

    08/14/2016 1:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | August 8, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Logan's Roadhouse restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy. The filing was made Monday with U.S. bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. The plan, according to the company is "designed to restructure the company's balance sheet" while providing it with the "capital needed to turnaround operations." The Nashville, Tennessee-based steakhouse chain best known for its western flair and peanuts on the floor will close 18 restaurants as part of its restructuring. The chain operates 250 locations nationwide, including 23 in Alabama....
  • Athletes gorging themselves on free McDonald's

    08/13/2016 6:35:06 AM PDT · by tellw · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 13, 2016 | Joshua Partlow
    EXCERPT: "Part of the issue here is that there are not a ton of alternatives. The village has a cafeteria in a big tent plus a casual dining restaurant with Brazilian food but the reviews have been well short of glowing. The crush of people in the cafeteria, trying to figure out in a babel of languages what is being served, can make for a frenzied meal...."
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 12, 2016

    08/12/2016 4:04:37 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 74 replies
    freerepublic | Aug. 12, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • This Canadian Startup Wants to Be the Plant Whisperer of Indoor Farming

    08/12/2016 3:05:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | August 5, 2016 | Andrew Amelinckx
    Two guys from Canada have come up with a new way for everyone from small indoor growers to large-scale vertical farmers to easily automate their operations. Their system's called Motorleaf and it collects data about your plants and then instructs your existing grow equipment to adjust to the crops needs. Think of it as the Nest for your indoor farm. In the summer of 2015, Ramen Dutta began tinkering around with a way to more easily care for his small indoor hobby farm. Although he had a degree in agricultural engineering, he had been working in IT and created an...
  • Venezuelans flood Brazil border in 36-hour grocery run

    08/10/2016 3:03:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-10-16 | BRIAN ELLSWORTH
    Government employee Jose Lara this month used some vacation days to take a long scenic bus ride through the verdant plateaus and sweeping savannas of southern Venezuela, but the trip was anything but a holiday. It was a 36-hour grocery run. Lara took an overnight bus and then a pick-up truck to get across the border to neighboring Brazil to buy food staples that have gone scarce in Venezuela's crisis-stricken economy. "Workers can't even enjoy vacation anymore. Look where I am! Buying food for my children," said Lara, 40, who was preparing to load 30-kilo (66-pound) packages of rice and...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD AUGUST 5, 2016

    08/05/2016 6:12:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | Aug. 5, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 29, 2016

    07/29/2016 2:22:50 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 94 replies
    freerepublic | July 29, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schools

    07/24/2016 6:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WLNE-TV ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rebecca Turco and ABC News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Students might notice some changes in the cafeteria when they go back to school in a few weeks. The USDA will announce rules today that require schools to get rid of unhealthy snacks and eliminate students exposure to junk food, ABC News has exclusively learned. Rhode Island already complies, having phased in these healthy guidelines about seven years ago, before they were official rules. "We're proud of what we're doing in Rhode Island, said Elliot Krieger, spokesman for the state Department of Education. We've been a leading state on this and it's great that our students have...
  • Bon Apptit!

    07/23/2016 5:49:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 31 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-23-2016 | MOTUS
    I dont know about you butt Im sick of the sick world and need a day off. Lets go to the farmers market!In my neck of the woods its peak seasonfor lots of things. Tomatoes heirloom or otherwise:Corn:Blueberries:Peppers, mild and HOT!Etc.Etc.Etc. If you cant find something here to make you happy, youre doing something wrong. So lets get those summer recipes rolling even if its just luscious ripe tomatoes,luxurious buratta (Bel Gioioso brand now available at Costco if you can eat 8 balls within a week and who cant?),fresh basil, olive oil and grilled bread.Toss in some...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 22, 2016

    07/22/2016 9:11:22 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 56 replies
    freerepublic | July 22, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • HERE'S THE PROTEST LIVE

    07/18/2016 1:14:23 PM PDT · by knarf · 96 replies
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  • $1 steak at the dollar store? We taste test it

    07/17/2016 5:46:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 78 replies
    10NEWS.COM ^ | 11:20 AM, July 11, 201617 JULY 2016 | KGTV
    With good steak now costing more than $20 a pound, a grill out can bust the budget. So we decided to try out some new dollar store steaks that cost just $1 each, to see if they are the real thing or a case of "don't waste your money." What's a Dollar Store Cut of Steak?
  • Everything We Love to Eat Is a Scam

    07/16/2016 11:41:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    Among the many things New Yorkers pride ourselves on is food: making it, selling it and consuming only the best, from single-slice pizza to four-star sushi. We have fish markets, Shake Shacks and, as of this year, 74 Michelin-starred restaurants. Yet most everything we eat is fraudulent. In his new book, Real Food Fake Food, author Larry Olmsted exposes the breadth of counterfeit foods were unknowingly eating. After reading it, youll want to be fed intravenously for the rest of your life.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 15, 2016

    07/15/2016 3:20:00 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 180 replies
    freerepublic | July 15, 2016 | greeneyes
    Posted on ‎7‎/‎8‎/‎2016‎ ‎3‎:‎32‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by 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. This thread is non-political, 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 one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to...
  • Parihuela: The Most DELICIOUS Soup You Will Ever Eat

    07/10/2016 4:52:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 149 replies
    Self | July 10, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Today I went to a Peruvian restaurant and had my absolute favorite soup of all time. Parihuela. You can see the soup I had in the pic below. It is composed of shrimp, clams, mussels, prawn, crab, calamari, octopus, and special chilis. The liquid is a reddish color. The bowl I had was very large and had enough seafood in it to make a complete meal.
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 8, 2016

    07/08/2016 1:32:57 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 97 replies
    freerepublic | July 8, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 1, 2016

    07/01/2016 2:29:24 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | July 1, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Free food! You just need to know where to Look.

    07/01/2016 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1 | Bronwen Latimer
    To be a freegan is to be a person who avoids exchanging money for food and other items you recycle what is still good instead. To accomplish this, however, one has to be creative, maybe even nocturnal. After the markets close, the shopkeepers put food on the sidewalk, explains Aliza Eliazarov, who discovered this world of freeganism while on a newspaper assignment about dumpster diving. Most of the food doesnt even make it into the trash because people are there waiting for it. Eliazarov, who has a degree in environmental engineering and an interest in conservation and preservation, signed...
  • Weekly [Sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/30/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 7 replies
    Myself ^ | June30,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on what we can do when the world we know & love falls apart. Last week I had posted some thoughts on using an air rifle to remove garden raiders/pests. So after talking to a friend of mine [Jim Chapman], he recommended this article from the mag. Outdoor Life. [www.outdoorlife.com] He goes through a very long list of air rifles & their different uses. Air guns have come a very long way since the days of the Daisy Red Ryder's. There are some rifles that can hit a target out to over...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/29/2016 3:42:21 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 132 replies
    Last weekend, I found one of Chef John's new posts, where he did a 'Green Gazpacho'; I thought it might be interesting to those of you who have gardens and access to lots of fresh herbs it looks like a delightful Summer first course, or accompaniment to a light sandwich for lunch. On his blog, the Chef says that he wanted to call it Burrata in a Swamp,; but he says that the 'swamp' bit didn't pass the 'wife test' so, Green Gazpacho it is. Here is his video of technique, and the ingredients and measurements are on...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 24, 2016

    06/24/2016 2:33:36 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 86 replies
    greeneyes | June 24, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • This Is Why You Didnt Hear What Chick-fil-A Did in Orlando After the Mass Shooting

    06/21/2016 8:59:52 AM PDT · by Taxman · 15 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | 6/20/16 | Philip Hodges
    This Is Why You Didnt Hear What Chick-fil-A Did in Orlando After the Mass Shooting Right after the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, there was an outpouring of support from people and businesses in the area and around the country. People came to give blood to victims, and restaurants gave food. One particular business in the food industry Chick-fil-A gave away free iced tea and chicken sandwiches to those helping out victims. And they even opened on Sunday to do it. A Chick-fil-A spokesman told the Huffington Post: While we have a corporate policy that firmly states...
  • John Kasich And Other Republicans Wont Endorse Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 152 replies
    TIME via Yahoo News ^ | June 17, 2016 | Staff
    John Kasich and two other prominent Republicans said on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trumps announcement speech that they wont endorse him for president. Kasich, who ran against Trump in the primary, was asked on MSNBC Thursday about the pledge he signed saying he would support the eventual nominee. Its painful, the Ohio governor said, NPR reports. Look Im sorry that this has happened. Well see where it ends up. Im not making any final decision yet, but at this point, I just cant do it.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 17, 2016

    06/17/2016 4:11:41 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 85 replies
    freerepublic | June 17, 2017 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Malawi's new president sells off presidential jet and 60 Mercedes

    06/02/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2012 | Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg and Damien McElroy
    Joyce Banda, Malawi's new president, has announced the presidential jet and fleet of 60 Mercedes limousines would be sold in a move applauded by a British cabinet minister as an example to other African leaders. Mrs Banda said she was happy to "offload" the presidential perks, adding: "I can well use private airlines. I am already used to hitchhiking." It means that the 62-year-old head of state the second woman to hold the position in Africa will fly to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations in London this weekend with British Airways. Andrew Mitchell, the UK International Development Secretary who...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 10, 2016

    06/10/2016 4:16:42 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 200 replies
    freerepublic | June 10, 2016 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Venezuelas New Food Distribution System Could Be Used As Punishment

    06/09/2016 10:47:24 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Karla Zabludovsky
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico A recently launched government-controlled, home-delivery food distribution system in Venezuela has further riled the restive country, prompting fears that the state may withhold basic items from those who do not support it. The new system, known as Local Supply and Production Committees, or CLAP in Spanish, is meant to reduce hours-long lines outside of supermarkets. Lines, lootings and black market sales of everything from diapers to cooking oil have grown as shortages of basic commodities in the country have worsened in recent months.
  • $2M deer vasectomy plan leaps forward (NYC libtards find another grand way to waste taxpayer money)

    06/09/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Staten Island Live ^ | June 7, 2016 | Anna Sanders
    The city wants to spend big so there's no bang for Staten Island's bucks. Comptroller Scott Stringer is allowing the city to fast-track the contracting process on a $2 million plan to perform vasectomies on the borough's male deer. [Snip] An unrestrained and expanding deer herd can harm parks and private property, spread tick-borne illness and wander into roads more often, increasing the risk for deadly vehicle collisions. [Snip] If the city's plan works ... hundreds of bucks would be tranquilized, captured, given vasectomies and released back onto Staten Island parkland over the course of the three-year study. Mayor Bill...
  • As food grows scarce, Venezuelans turn to dumpster diving

    06/08/2016 4:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 8, 2016 | John Sexton
    To the long list of degradations the people of Venezuela have to suffer because of their awful socialist government, you can now add dumpster diving. The Associated Press reports that people desperate for food have now turned to rooting through the garbage for meals: Until recently, Julio Noguera worked at a bakery. Now he spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food. I come here looking for food because if I didnt, Id starve to death, Noguera said as he sorted through a pile of moldy potatoes. With things like they are, no one helps anyone and no one...