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  • Portland Burrito Shop Forced to Close After Getting Hounded for ‘Stealing From Mexico’

    05/23/2017 3:46:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 80 replies
    The company’s Yelp reviews are flooded with one-star reviews from the PC police, using terms like “white mediocrity” and “Latinx” while comparing Kooks Burritos to colonialism.
  • Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs recalled due to metal found inside packages

    05/21/2017 10:45:07 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 2 replies
    Fox 4 News ^ | 5/21/17 | Staff
    Cincinnati-based John Morrell and Co. is recalling approximately 210,606 pounds of ready-to-eat hot dog products under the “Nathan’s” and “Curtis Beef Master” brands that may be contaminated with metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Friday. The beef franks were produced on January 26, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 14 oz. sealed film packages containing “Nathan’s SKINLESS 8 BEEF FRANKS,” with a Use By date of Aug. 19, 2017. 16 oz. sealed film packages containing “Curtis BEEF MASTER Beef Franks,” with a Use By date of June 15, 2017. The products...
  • Vanity - Shipping Steaks/Perishable Items

    05/20/2017 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 60 replies
    My family is traveling from Omaha to DC in July and I'd like to ship some steaks vs. shipping Omaha Steaks or similar products. My goal would be for them to travel with us on our direct flight. From my research, it's not worth the $50 to get my own freight account and going thru FedEx is outrageously expensive. Hoping Freepers may have ideas or thoughts.
  • Beaver butt secretions have been linked to some of our favorite foods

    05/19/2017 6:45:36 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 72 replies
    AOL.COM ^ | 5/15/17 | AOL.COM EDITORS
    We're sorry in advance if we've just ruined your appetite. But, the rumors are true: There might be small amounts of beaver butt goo in some of our favorite gummy candies, ice creams, sodas and baked goods. Don't worry though, it's safe. For the past 80 years, we've been using the "brown slime" emitted from beavers as a way to add vanilla, strawberry and raspberry flavors to some of our favorite foods. How exactly does this work? Beavers emit the chemical compound castoreum from their castor sacs. The sacs are located under the animal's tail and are secreted when they...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 19, 2017

    05/19/2017 3:39:17 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 127 replies
    freerepublic | May 19, 2017 | greeenyes
    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 Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Germany's Lidl prepares to enter U.S. supermarket wars

    05/14/2017 10:53:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | Nandita Bose
    German discount supermarket chain Lidl is set to open its first set of U.S. stores this summer, raising the stakes for American grocery chain operators who have been caught in an intense price war. Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl's entry comes at a time when Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is running price tests in 11 states, pushing vendors to undercut rivals by 15 percent. The world's biggest retailer is expected to...
  • Michelle Obama Attacks Trump For Ending Her Rat Food Based School Lunches

    05/14/2017 9:14:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 5/14/17 | Chris Menahan
    Michelle Obama is very angry President Trump is no longer forcing children to eat the unsalted, low-fat rat food she mandated under her husband's administration. From NTK Network: "Why don't you want our kids to have good food at school?" Obama asked. "What is wrong with you?" (video at link) "This is really where you have to look at motives," she said. "Think about why someone is ok with your kids eating crap," Obama continued. "Why would you sit idly and be ok with that?"It sure is nice seeing the real Michelle Obama. Namely, an angry, disgruntled, "nasty woman." Incidentally,...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 12, 2017

    05/12/2017 5:20:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 54 replies
    freerepublic | 5/12/2017 | greeenyes
    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 Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • [From May 24, 2012] Bland tomato mystery solved by scientists

    05/12/2017 1:55:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5:00PM BST 24 May 2012 | Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    The mystery of why supermarket tomatoes smell delicious but taste watery and bland has been explained by scientists. Tomatoes gain their flavour from a combination of sugars, acids and aromas, but a new study has examined exactly how different elements influence their taste.
  • [From January 26, 2017] Grocery store tomatoes taste like cardboard — Florida researchers are fixing

    05/12/2017 1:44:47 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Deborah Netburn
    There’s a revolution coming to your supermarket, and it’s going to start in the tomato aisle. After more than a decade of study, researchers at the University of Florida have identified the chemical compounds responsible for giving a great tomato its distinctive sweet, earthy, slightly grassy taste. They have also determined the genes that code for these chemicals and where they can be found in the tomato genome. Their results, published Thursday in Science, could help breeders create tomatoes that are hardy enough to survive the often long and arduous journey from field to store without sacrificing flavor. Experts say...
  • Taco Bell to add more than 50,000 workers by the end of the summer

    05/11/2017 10:59:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 10, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    Taco Bell, the Yum Brands Inc. YUM, +0.36% fast-food Mexican chain, said Tuesday that it will fill 3,500 newly-created jobs in May, and seeks to fill 50,000 more jobs by the end of the summer. The hiring spree is part of a previously-announced plan to create about 100,000 U.S. jobs over the next five years through an additional 1,000 U.S. locations. Yum Brands shares are unchanged in premarket trading, and up 17.4% for the past year compared with a 16.6% rise in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.22% [continued]
  • McCain’s $200 million expansion to boost demand for Idaho potatoes (180 direct/650 indirect jobs)

    05/05/2017 9:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Capital Press ^ | May 5, 2017 | John O’Connell
    BURLEY, Idaho — Potato farmers say the expansion of the local McCain Foods USA processing plant should significantly increase demand for their crop and boost the area’s economy. McCain officials announced the $200 million investment this week. The expansion should be operational by the late summer of 2018 and will employ 180 new workers. “From my standpoint, that’s as big of a thing as we could have had announced in this area,” said Mark Darrington, a McCain grower from Declo. “For this to come right into the heart of our production area, this is a huge win for agriculture and...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 5, 2017

    05/05/2017 7:39:19 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    freerepublic | May 5, 2017 | greeenyes
    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 Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Street Meat Sold in San Francisco Ends up in Restaurants, Frustrated Police Caught Confronting

    05/05/2017 2:24:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/5 | Vicky Nguyen, Jeremy Carroll and Kevin Nious
    Street Meat Sold in San Francisco Ends up in Restaurants, Frustrated Police Caught on Camera Confronting Black Market RegularsThe City by the Bay has a reputation for shopping and dining, but what the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit found for sale at the corner of Seventh Street and Market in San Francisco gives new meaning to “steal of a deal.” Store owners and retail crime investigators say shoplifters are growing more aggressive and brazen, putting public health and safety at risk. Despite a daily police presence, our hidden cameras captured buyers and sellers doing brisk business. Within moments of arriving...
  • McDonald's introduces Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches in Florida, hiring 5,000 workers

    05/04/2017 4:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 4, 2017 | Tonya Garcia
    McDonald's Corp. said Thursday that it has introduced its Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches - Maple Bacon Dijon, Pico Guacamole and Sweet BBQ Bacon - at nearly 900 Florida restaurants. The sandwiches were introduced this week, along with a new utensil, the "Frork," that diners can eat them with. The Signature Crafted sandwiches can be customized with beef or chicken, and a choice of either an artisan roll or sesame seed bun. Florida restaurants are also getting the "Experience of the Future" upgrade, including self-order kiosks, table service, and buildings with side-by-side drive-thru lanes. To support the upgrades, McDonald's Florida franchisees...
  • From '80s Guitarist to Northfield Chef, Eddie Berner Has Plenty of Stories

    05/02/2017 10:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The crowd had died down at Blackwood’s Deli. A few customers who had finished eating were getting ready to leave. The deli on Tilton Road in Northfield was slow for a lunch shift, but in the back kitchen you could see Eddie Berner working on a pot of soup. Customers would never know the man cooking their wings and sandwiches was once the lead guitarist for a band that was a staple for ’80s new-wave music. Berner, who works six days a week at Blackwoods, toured with A Flock of Seagulls for more than a decade. The band’s hit, “I...
  • Lab-Grown Meat Coming to Supermarket Shelves Soon?

    05/01/2017 2:37:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.foxbusiness.com ^ | May 01, 2017 | By Jade Scipioni
    If this Silicon Valley food-tech startup has its way, its lab-grown meat—which includes chicken, duck and beef—will be on a supermarket shelf near you within the next five years. “[We’re] trying to put products on the shelves by 2021/2022,” Uma Valeti, Memphis Meats co-founder and CEO, tells FOX Business. In March, the company announced that it created the “world’s first chicken strip from animal cells,” following their animal-free meatball debut in 2016. Lab-grown beef was previously developed in 2012 by a group of Dutch scientists. “Essentially, we are taking a number of animal cells, giving them clean and nutritious food...
  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Legacy’ Unraveling=> Trump’s Agriculture Dept Unveils New Rules For School Lunches

    04/30/2017 11:21:27 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 56 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Apr 30th, 2017
    Good news! Michelle Obama’s inedible school lunches are about to be a thing of the past. Michelle Obama admittedly loves enchiladas and french fries (and her figure showed it), but she loved to lecture everyone else’s children about eating vegetables. This is what you get with an elite, overreaching government, folks; they tell your children what to eat. Via The Daily Caller: Perdue and Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts will release a new interim rule “designed to provide flexibility for school meals” at an elementary school in Leesburg, Va. Monday, a USDA press release stated. The exact nature of the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD APRIL 28, 2017

    04/28/2017 6:38:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 51 replies
    freerepublic | April 28, 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 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 Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • This Is the Koryo Burger, the Only Food Item Served on North Korea’s State Airline

    04/27/2017 4:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    News.com.au ^ | APRIL 27, 2017
    NORTH Korea’s state-run airline serves its passengers only one item of food. The Koryo Burger is always served stone cold — straight from the fridge — on a paper doily with an unidenfitied slice of processed meat in the middle. The bun is stale, there’s a slice of processed cheese, a few wispy slices of shredded cabbage or a single lettuce leaf (but usually not both). Some say the mystery sauce is red, some say it’s brown, but most generally agree it’s too watery to be blood left over from the animal that became the patty. It’s pretty much exactly...