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  • It's only $4.99. But Costco's rotisserie chicken comes at a huge price

    10/15/2019 3:40:52 PM PDT · by rintintin · 149 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 112019 | Nathaniel Meyersohn
    At the back of Costco's stores, past the televisions, jewelry, jumbo-sized ketchup jugs and tubs of mixed nuts, is one of the retailer's most prized items: The rotisserie chicken that costs just $4.99. Cheap Kirkland Signature rotisserie chickens aren't only a quick way for families to get dinner on the table. For Costco, the chickens are a lure, pulling customers into stores and getting them to browse the aisles, adding sometimes hundreds of dollars worth of items to their shopping carts before they pick up that bird. The chickens have become almost a cult item. 91 million were sold last...
  • UK Govt Blocks ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Ban on Cat and Dog Meat

    09/23/2019 9:09:52 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Sep 2019 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    The British government’s Ministry of Justice had blocked a “culturally insensitive” move to ban cat meat and dog meat, fearing it could offend people in Asian countries. Cabinet Office chief Michael Gove drew up plans to outlaw the possession of cat and dog meat over the while he was still Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), according to reports. However, the move is understood to have been blocked by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), currently headed by former solicitor-general Robert Buckland, after “nervous civil servants” suggested it was “culturally insensitive” and liable...
  • Chicken 'causes cancer':Oxford University scientists say people who eat poultry are increased risk

    09/10/2019 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.dailymail ^ | Published: 04:58 EDT, 8 September 2019 | Updated: 10:25 EDT, 8 September 2019 | By Raven Saunt
    Study revealed correlation between chicken and cancer but not the reasons why Eating chicken has previously been regarded as healthy alternative to red meat The research involved tracking 475,000 Britons over a period of eight years ============================================================== Eating chicken puts consumers at a higher risk of a rare form of blood cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as prostate cancer in men, according to researchers from Oxford University. The research involved tracking 475,000 middle-aged Britons over a period of eight years between 2006 and 2014. Their diets were analysed alongside the diseases and illnesses they suffered with. Around 23,000 of them...
  • KFC testing meat-free fried chicken at single location

    08/26/2019 9:21:21 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 58 replies
    KFC announced that they will be testing new menu items featuring plant-based chicken. The company is teaming up with Beyond Meat, which also has partnered with Dunkin’ and Subway to bring meat-free options to their menus.
  • Why Farmers Aren’t Going To Abandon Trump Over The Trade War Despite China's Threats

    08/20/2019 7:51:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/20/2019 | By Willis L. Krumholz
    The popular narrative goes that because President Trump launched a trade war against China, China has retaliated by tariffing agriculture products from red states that voted for Trump. False. You’ve all seen the headlines: “China is hitting the U.S. where it hurts: Soybeans,” and “China takes aim at America’s soybean farmers,” and “Soybean farmers are still paying for Trump’s trade war” (all from CNN).The popular narrative goes that because President Trump launched a trade war against China, China has retaliated by tariffing America’s chief export to China—agricultural products—which happen to mostly come from red states that voted for Trump. China...
  • The World’s Largest Pork Producer Just Launched ‘Bleeding’ Plant Meat

    08/15/2019 6:23:00 AM PDT · by ptsal · 27 replies
    Livekindly ^ | 12 Aug 2019 | Jill Ettinger
    Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork products, has set its sights on the plant-based market. The company, which is a subsidiary of China’s WH Group, announced the launch of its first meat-free range today. The Smithfield-owned Pure Farmland brand mimics Beyond Meat’s and Impossible Foods’ “bleeding” plant meat products that have sparked a food revolution in recent months. Pure Farmland will launch with eight initial products including plant-based burgers, meatballs, breakfast patties, and ground beef style “protein starters”. Some of the items will also feature vegan cheese; a burger with dairy-free cheddar, and meatballs with dairy-free parmesan. It’s...
  • China's food supply imperiled

    06/07/2019 6:52:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2019 | Chriss Street
    China’s food supply is being imperiled as new reports warn that up to 50 percent of China’s 440 million pigs are now at risk from African Swine Fever infection. The South China Morning Post reported that Chairman Chan Kin Yip of the Federation of Hong Kong Agricultural Associations claimed that Chinese mainland pig farmers told him African Swine Fever has spread to 30 percent of mainland pigs, while another Hong Kong pig farmer based in China told Yip the exposure rate is as high as 50 percent. With $23.8 billion of agricultural imports from the U.S. in 2017, retaliatory tariffs...
  • A new AccuWeather analysis predicts a significant dropoff in 2019 crop yields.

    05/31/2019 10:46:26 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 33 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 5/31/2019 | John Roach, Accu-Weather
    AccuWeather is predicting a significant shortfall in United States corn production for 2019 as a result of continued flooding, wet weather and the upcoming forecast throughout key parts of the U.S. Corn Belt. AccuWeather predicts corn yield will be a significant 9% lower than an earlier U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimate. The USDA predicted 14.96 billion bushels – last year’s corn yield was 14.3 billion bushels -- but a just-released AccuWeather analysis estimates this year’s total at 13.6 billion bushels.
  • China is killing a third of its pigs because of a gruesome and incurable fever

    05/15/2019 10:16:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/15/2019 | Alexandra Ma
    * China is grappling with a widespread African swine flu (ASF) epidemic, a disease fatal to pigs but harmless to humans. * ASF's effects on pigs are gruesome. Symptoms include diarrhea, depression, and miscarriages. * The government is urging farmers to cull infected pigs to prevent the spread of the disease, which is in turn dramatically decreasing the country's pork production. * Dutch bank Rabobank estimates that the country will kill 150 million to 200 million pigs — or one third of the country's supply — this year. * China is the world's largest pork producer and consumer. The steep...
  • BREAKING: Roundup found in beer & wine samples (See the brands)

    03/03/2019 9:24:08 AM PST · by beekay · 103 replies
    National Addiction News ^ | 2/26/19 | National Addiction News
    We all know that alcoholic drinks are not a health food – and alcohol itself is linked to cancer. But, these new findings are just further evidence that this hazardous weed killer is ending up in almost everything that we eat and drink. How much weed killer are we each eating every day? Breaking new tests conducted by the consumer interest group U.S. PIRG finds that many popular beer and wine brands are contaminated with – glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup).
  • Kill It & Grill It? Roadkill Could Become Legal To Eat in California

    02/22/2019 7:36:46 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 65 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 02/21/2019 | Steve Large
    Get ready to break out your recipes for roadkill. Eating wild animals killed by a car could soon become legal in California. Senator Bob Archuleta introduced a so-called “you kill it, you grill it” bill at the Capitol this week. The bill reads, “each year it is estimated that over 20,000 deer alone are hit by vehicles on California roadways. This translates into hundreds of thousands of pounds of healthy meat that could be utilized to feed those in need.” It’s a recipe for unusual dinnertime conversation.
  • (NJ) Murphy close to signing new tax — on rain!

    02/04/2019 7:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies ^ | 02.02.19 | Sergio Bichao
    Every time it rains, it could be raining pennies from property owners if Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation that could end up taxing stormwater runoff.  The Assembly last week passed a bill that would allow for the creation of local or regional stormwater utilities. The utilities would have the power to collect fees from properties with large paved surfaces such as parking lots.The state Senate version of the bill passed in June. Both bills advanced along party lines, with most Democrats in favor. State Sens. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset, a sponsor of the bill, and Sam Thompson, R-Middlesex, were the...
  • Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak traced to California farm

    12/14/2018 10:58:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    nbc ^ | 12/13/2018 | Maggie Fox
    An irrigation reservoir was found to be contaminated. An outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce has been traced to at least one California farm, but it’s probably not the source of all the sicknesses, federal health officials said Thursday. So far, 59 people have been reported sick across 15 states in the outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The CDC said 23 have been sick enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died. Canadian health officials have reported 27 cases linked to the same outbreak. Investigators found the implicated strain of E. coli...
  • To protect salmon in the Columbia, will we have to kill more sea lions?

    11/27/2018 10:28:29 AM PST · by Tilting · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 06, 2018 | Ryan Sabalow
    The dam straddles Oregon and Washington, and the sea lions' voracious eating there affects fish populations in both states, as well as in Idaho and elsewhere. Biologists have tried transporting the sea lions to other locations, but they just keep coming back. Other strategies, such as constructing barriers, shooting the animals with rubber buckshot and scaring them with firecrackers, have had little effect. States currently are allowed to lethally remove 93 animals each year, but fisheries managers, tribal officials and others argue that's not enough. Now, a bill that would give states the latitude to kill several hundred more sea...
  • Without changing human diets, it's impossible to halt global warming

    10/24/2018 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    GreenBiz ^ | October 24, 2018 | by Richard Waite and Daniel Vennard
    The global food system’s environmental impact is large and growing. Nearly a quarter of all planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions come from food production and associated land-use change. And as incomes rise and more people move to cities, consumption of meat and dairy - foods with outsized climate impacts - is on the rise. Limiting the global rise in meat consumption - in particular, beef, lamb and goat - is critical for reining in runaway warming. Ruminant meats have the highest resource requirements of any foods we eat. Producing beef, for example, uses 20 times the land and emits 20 times...
  • Climate change is making pigs skinnier, which could mean more expensive pork

    09/27/2018 10:48:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    National Post - Canada ^ | September 25, 2018 | by Laura Brehaut
    Pork is the most widely consumed animal protein in the world. Representing more than 36 per cent of global meat-eating, a hit to production could have devastating effects. As a new Scientific American report suggests, a warming planet may result in skinnier pigs that produce less meat. The potential outcome: a future where pork is scarce and strips of bacon will cost you dearly. Previous studies have identified climate change as a threat to livestock in general as rising temperatures affect feed quality, availability of water and biodiversity. By 2050, worldwide demand for livestock products is anticipated to double, according...
  • It’s the year 2038–here’s how we’ll eat 20 years in the future (Statist fantasy)

    08/27/2018 3:01:21 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 41 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 08/27/18 | Marius Robles
    It’s the year 2038. The word “flavor” has fallen into disuse. Sugar is the new cigarettes, and we have managed to replace salt with healthy plants.
 We live in a society in which we eat fruit grown using genetics. We drink synthetic wine, scramble eggs that do not come from chickens, grill meat that was not taken from animals, and roast fish that never saw the sea. ...... Agriculture is now mostly in the hands of the young generation, 70% of whom are college graduates and refer to themselves as “urban farmer-scientists.” They grow all kinds of plants in containers...
  • Emirates is building a giant vertical farm to feed airline passengers

    08/20/2018 5:54:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Alex Gray, World Economic Forum
    The world’s largest vertical farm is coming to Dubai. The indoor farm is a $40 million joint venture between Crop One Holdings and Emirates Flight Catering, who say it’s a way of producing pesticide-free crops while using a fraction of the water that traditional farming does. The produce will feed passengers of Emirates and other airlines at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. The farm will be built near the airport, eliminating trucking costs and emissions. But is vertical farming really as green as it seems? HOW DOES IT WORK? To feed a growing global population, which could reach 9.1 billion...
  • More than 600 people got sick after eating at one Chipotle. Health officials don’t know why yet.

    08/08/2018 8:00:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 80 replies
    Washington POSt ^ | 08/07/2018 | Eli Rosenberg
    Chipotle in Powell between July 26 and 30 Chipotle said that it voluntarily closed the store last week for 24 hours after the period the illnesses were reported, replacing all of its food and cleaning and sanitizing the restaurant. Sheila L. Hiddleson, the health commissioner from the county, said in an email that it was still awaiting lab results to determine the cause of the sicknesses. The Dayton Daily News said that tests have so far come back negative for Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli and Norovirus. Chipotle has had some high-profile issues with food safety before. A federal inquiry examined...
  • China may have to resume U.S. soybean purchases in weeks: Oil World

    08/07/2018 12:50:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 7 Aug 18 | AP staff
    HAMBURG (Reuters) - China may have to start buying U.S. soybeans again in coming weeks despite the trade war between the two countries as other regions cannot supply enough soybeans to meet China’s needs, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said on Tuesday.