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  • Inmates, industry decry feds pulling pork from menus

    10/07/2015 8:24:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Bill Hanna
    The Federal Bureau of Prisons is going whole hog in cutting pork from its menu. With this month’s start of fiscal year 2016, there will be no bacon, no pork chops, no pork roast, no pork sausage — no pork-related food at all — served to the nation’s 205,723 federal inmates, including those at FCI Fort Worth or FMC Carswell.While there have been grumblings from some inmates’ family members that the prohibition had to do with Muslim or Jewish dietary restrictions, Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross said that isn’t the case.
  • Ham Sandwiches And Sausage Rolls May Be Banned From Office Kitchens For Being ‘Offensive’

    10/05/2015 10:10:17 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 101 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2015 | Andy Wells
    Kitchens that are shared between office workers may soon be banned from storing pork products like sausage rolls over fears that they are “offensive”. New guidelines proposed by interfaith group CoExist House say that employers should consider worker’s religions before allowing ham sandwiches placed in the fridge alongside other products. The group also suggests that alcohol should not be served at corporate events in case it upsets members of certain faiths.
  • Beef Isn't For Dinner Anymore as Americans Devour Cheaper Pork [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/05/2015 7:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | October 4, 2015 | Lydia Mulvany
  • France: Jews, Muslims Forced to Wear Red Discs Around Necks

    09/27/2015 2:45:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/9/15 | Tova Dvorin
    school in central France has hailed back to the Middle Ages this week, after forcing Jewish and Muslim students who do not eat pork, as well as vegetarians, to wear red and yellow discs around their necks. The Piedalloues primary school in Auxerre, in Burgundy, forced eighteen students to wear the discs, in order to ensure that cafeteria workers did not give them pork or meat. The practice was withdrawn this week after outraged parents and local officials compared the practice to wearing yellow stars, as mandated by the Nazis, the Telegraph reports. The mayor immediately ordered the practice be...
  • David Cameron 'put his private parts in a dead pig's mouth' claims explosive new book

    09/21/2015 1:13:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | 21 September 2015 | Ben Glaze
    PM rocked by extraordinary claims from former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft that he was in a 'dope smoking group' and took part in a debauched initiation, but No 10 says it 'does not recognise' the accusations
  • Love Trump but he's wrong re: Japan not wanting US beef

    Japanese beef imports to drop further than thought Japan, the world's largest importer of US beef, will see imports shrink further than previously expected, as exportable supplies of the meat tighten. The US Department of Agriculture bureau in Tokyo forecast Japanese beef imports falling to a five-year low of 727,000 tonnes this year, 13,000 tonnes below the department's official forecast. The forecast came despite an increased forecast for consumption, of 1.24m tonnes, narrowly higher year on year. However, the extra consumption will be met from stocks rather than imports, which will drop for a second successive year, as exportable supplies...
  • Trump Evidence Of Voters' Lack Of Trust In Financial Establishment

    09/11/2015 5:12:38 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 09 September 2015 | Amity Shlaes
    You can pinpoint the moment that financial trust was lost in America: Sept. 17, 2008, the day the government bailed out American Insurance Group after not bailing out Lehman Brothers in the same week. The sheer arbitrariness of the bailout policy was even worse than the fact of the bailouts. And the Obama administration locked in the trend by continuing where President George W. Bush left off. Voter trust did not return after markets picked up in 2009. Here not only the White House is to blame: The Federal Reserve chose to ease monetary policy and continues easy monetary policy...

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  • Regarding that clerk and marriage licenses for gays (vanity)

    09/03/2015 8:36:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    September 1, 2015 | me
    While reading about that clerk, a thought occurred to me. Suppose a devout Muslim was a cook at a government cafeteria. And suppose pork chops were on the menu that day. Would the muslim be forced to handle the pork chops, or would he be excused from that particular duty?
  • Not Paleo today: Jeb Bush sips beer and flips pork chops as he tackles an Iowa ritual

    08/14/2015 2:02:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/14/15 | SEEMA MEHTA
    Nibbling a deep-fried Snickers. Sipping a mid-morning beer. Flipping pork chops on the grill. Taking questions from voters while standing near hay bales in the muggy Iowa summer. Presidential candidate Jeb Bush took a break from his Paleo diet and hit all the traditional marks as he campaigned Friday at the Iowa State Fair, a massive festival underway in the state that holds the first nominating contest in the nation. Bush is struggling here, and is in seventh place with the support of 5% of Iowa Republican voters in a CNN/ORC poll released earlier this week. That’s 17 points behind...
  • MAJOR Book Publisher BANS Use Of Words ‘Pig’ And ‘Pork’ So As To Not Offend Muslims

    08/12/2015 9:22:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 8/11/15 | GREG CAMPBELL
    American Christians remain under siege. From Supreme Court rulings to executive orders to the military’s continued prioritization of social experiments over fighting, Christians are under siege in the nation that promised to never victimize based on religion. However, as the left wages their war against Christians, they crusade for a perverse extension of religious tolerance for Muslims. Though content with insulting and debasing the very foundations of one Abrahamic religion, the left strongly favors walking on eggshells for another. This is not merely a governmental phenomenon, however; the culture war that is occurring is every bit as real as the...
  • Feds Spend $185,850 Studying the ‘Ups and Downs’ of Old People’s Dating Lives

    08/06/2015 3:07:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is spending nearly $200,000 studying the “ups and downs” of older Americans’ dating lives.The project cites a pressing need for research on how single adults over 60 years old date. The study is entitled “Understanding Age-Related Changes in Relationship Maintenance Strategies.”“A wealth of research indicates that high quality romantic relationships allow individuals to thrive both emotionally and physically,” a NSF grant for the project states. “In fact, the impact of close relationships on health has been shown to be larger than the impact of a variety of negative health behaviors, such as smoking, excessive drinking,...
  • Republicans on Road to Ruin With Highway Bill

    07/28/2015 5:08:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | July 28, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Later this week, the highway trust fund officially runs out of money unless Congress authorizes more funding for roads and bridges. But the bill that is being pushed by Democrats and some Republicans is starting to look like a Republican Party Dunkirk that could infuriate conservative voters and even wind up costing the GOP the 2016 election. The $320 billion six year public works funding bill would raise government spending, increase taxes on businesses and possibly provide a new lease on life for the corporate welfare queen -- the Export-Import Bank. This happens every time a highway bill comes up...
  • Texans threaten to 'cover land with pig blood' to block Muslim cemetery

    07/20/2015 6:54:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/19/2015 | AP
    Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead but locals in Farmersville say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small Texas town and are threatening to stop the plan by using pig parts. A proposal to bring a Muslim cemetery to the rural town has stoked fears among residents who are vehemently trying to convince community leaders to block the project. The sentiment reflects an anti-Muslim distrust that has been brewing over the last year in parts of Texas, most notably 25 miles away in Garland - the scene of a deadly May shooting...
  • Stop Everything: There’s a New Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon and Is Better for You Than Kale

    07/16/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    Time ^ | 07-16-2015 | Helen Regan
    Dulse seaweed: a new variety, when cooked, reportedly tastes like bacon ============================================================================================= The world's most perfect food may have just arrived! Researchers from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center say they’ve created and patented a new type of seaweed that has the potential to be sold commercially as the next big superfood. The reason? It tastes just like bacon, they claim. The bizarre but tasty creation is actually a new strain of red marine algae called dulse that is packed full of minerals and protein and looks like red lettuce. Dulse normally grows in the wild along the Pacific...
  • Aldi’s been serving halal meat that contains pork

    05/17/2015 12:21:39 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 76 replies ^ | May 17, 2015 | Richard Hartley-ParkinsonRichard Hartley-Parkinson
    Aldi has landed in hot water after selling black pudding that contained pork, which is forbidden in Islam. The supermarket has apologised for stocking the item which lists among its ingredients pork blood, pork skins and pork stock. The black pudding had received the UK Health Code stamp saying it was suitable for Muslims.
  • Will commuter rail service between Ann Arbor and Howell require a new tax?

    04/01/2015 8:03:34 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 17 replies
    mlive ^ | 3-31-2015 | Ryan Stanton
    The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority has wrapped up an initial round of public meetings as part of a feasibility study of north-south commuter rail between Ann Arbor and Howell, a project often referred to as WALLY. But after meetings in Brighton and Ann Arbor, and another one Monday night in Howell, questions still remain about how the service would be funded. Michael Benham, strategic planner for the AAATA, acknowledged it's possible that communities along the line could be asked to pay for the service through taxes, as fares alone wouldn't be enough to cover the costs. He said that...
  • Iowa Congressman Reintroduces Interstate Commerce Agriculture Bill

    02/11/2015 1:36:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    On Feb. 3, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) re-introduced his Protect Interstate Commerce Act (PICA), which he attempted to amend into last year’s farm bill. King’s bill would prevent states and local jurisdictions from interfering with the production and distribution of agricultural products in interstate or foreign commerce. In his statement about PICA, King referenced California’s statewide ban on the sale of eggs from hens raised in battery cages. “Just within the last month in anticipation of the new law coming into effect, California experienced a 79 percent increase in egg prices,” King said. “Outside of California, the Midwest has seen...
  • Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize.

    02/10/2015 1:07:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Inside Science ^ | February 3, 2015 | Joel N. Shurkin
    Let's pretend it is 56 B.C. and you have been fortunate enough to be invited to a party at the home of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a great social coup. Piso, after all, was Julius Caesar's father-in-law and a consul of Rome. What's for dinner? You need to prepare for pig. Archaeologists studying the eating habits of ancient Etruscans and Romans have found that pork was the staple of Italian cuisine before and during the Roman Empire. Both the poor and the rich ate pig as the meat of choice, although the rich, like Piso, got better cuts, ate meat...
  • It’s Pork Over Beef in America for First Time Since 1952 [Link Only]

    02/03/2015 9:33:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | February 2, 2015 | Megan Durisin
  • Oxford Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting Pledge of Allegiance

    01/26/2015 5:15:07 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 24, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Oxford University Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting the Pledge of Allegiance Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world.The Telegraph reports:The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children’s books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims.Jews?I’m Jewish, and I have neither been offended, nor heard of any Jew claiming to be offended, by pigs being mentioned in literature. On the contrary, I grew up with this stuff, and I love it. Here’s “Piggies” by...
  • Obama to give federal employees six weeks' maternity leave

    01/14/2015 7:09:07 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-14-2015 | Dan Roberts
    Federal employes will be given at least six weeks of paid leave to care for new children under plans unveiled by the White House to kick-start legislative efforts to close the gap in family benefits offered by the US and other wealthy countries. Democrats have been pushing for better maternity and sick leave rights for over a decade in Congress with little success, but plans by Barack Obama to back the passage of a Healthy Families Act with the executive action for government workers and $2.2bn of new funding for state efforts would be the first time the president has...
  • Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims

    01/14/2015 5:54:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 14, 2015
    Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims 14 Jan 2015 The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims. The existence of the publisher's guidelines emerged after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, presenter Jim Naughtie said: "I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people. "Among the things...
  • So You Want to Raise Pigs

    12/29/2014 7:09:53 PM PST · by barmag25 · 63 replies
    Righteous Bacon Blog ^ | March 21, 2013 | by Diana
    It’s that time of year again: feeder pig time! If there’s anything I love as much as raising pigs, it’s getting others hooked on raising pigs. I’m like a drug dealer who deals exclusively in swine. And it works because the pigs themselves are like potato chips, you can’t have just one. No, literally, you can’t (shouldn’t) have just one. Pigs are incredibly social animals, which is why we sell them in groups of two or more. Not only does having another pig around increase their mental and emotional health, they thrive physically when there is another animal of their...
  • Senate passes defense bill with Montana wilderness additions

    12/12/2014 3:28:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Missoulian (MT) ^ | December 12, 2014 | By Rob Chaney
    The Senate voted to pass its annual National Defense Authorization Act on Friday , sending Montana’s first wilderness additions in 33 years to President Barack Obama’s desk. The National Defense Authorization Act authorizes $585 billion in Pentagon discretionary spending and $63.7 billion in overseas contingency operations.It also includes a package of 70 public land management bills; the biggest collection since the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. They create about 250,000 acres of new wilderness designations and protection of other lands from energy development. Other measures open thousands of acres to logging in Alaska and swaps federal lands for...
  • Congress fast-tracks bills loaded with special interest projects in year-end rush

    12/05/2014 5:59:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Tucked inside the massive defense policy bill now pending on Capitol Hill is a rewrite of terrorist watch lists, a host of new national park sites and a land deal that American Indians say threatens to destroy ancient burial grounds. Meanwhile, several tax break bills speeding through Congress renew a controversial credit for wind turbines and end Medicare’s program to pay for penis pumps for senior citizens suffering erectile dysfunction.
  • Congress’ Sneaky Tactic to Grab More Land for the Government

    12/02/2014 5:09:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 12-2-14 | Robert Gordon & Nicholas Loris
    Congress has returned from the mid-term elections and members are hammering out the details of the National Defense Authorization Act. NDAA, which has passed for more than 50 years consecutively, provides policy guidance for the U.S. defense budget. The importance of the NDAA to the defense budgeting process and its traditional status as a “must-pass” piece of legislation makes it an inviting target for pet projects and wasteful spending. Unfortunately, as this year’s lame duck session winds down, some lawmakers are trying to end-run the normal legislative process in a rushed, closed-door approach. This presents an opportunity not only to...
  • Jail Time For Four Men Who Threw Pig's Head At Mosque In May 2013

    11/17/2014 10:05:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies ^ | 17NOV2014 | Lina Batarags
    Four men were jailed for throwing a severed pig’s head into a mosque in Lancashire last May. Shocked women and children watched as the four friends dumped a carrier bag containing the severed head in the parking lot of Blackpool Central Mosque. Preston Crown Court was told the four men had organized the crime—which came only two days after the murder of solider Lee Rigby in May 2013—as a prank, knowing it would be seen as an insult in a Muslim place of worship. The four men—Thomas Ashton, 21; Andrew Warner, 31; Travis Crabtree, 25; and Steven White, 28—are all...
  • What IS the McRib made of? New McDonald's video shows how they make the boneless, preformed patty

    11/04/2014 5:54:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    Likened to 'packing foam' and 'gray IKEA furniture' the McDonald's McRib patty came under scrutiny last year after one was photographed on the production line minus sauce and pickles. But now the fast food giant is hoping to get people 'lovin" its seasonal treat again by showing exactly how the boneless, preformed morsel is made. A new behind-the-scenes video takes viewers inside the Lopez Foods production facility in Oklahoma City where giant chunks of pork are ground down - no packing foam in sight.
  • Cops: Uncle stabs nephew for eating too many pork chops

    10/25/2014 9:50:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    CBS12 News ^ | October 22 2014 | Victoria Price
    FELLSMERE, Fla. (CBS12) -- A 61-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed his nephew during a fight over pork chops, Fellsmere police say. Billy Wall and his nephew Charles Williams were arguing over the number of pork chops each one got to eat for dinner. -snip Both men began to fight again after Williams said his nephew grabbed a machete and threatened him.
  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    10/11/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM EDT | David Pitt
    A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs’ numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. Already, hog supplies are on the rise, with 5.46 million baby pigs born between June and August in Iowa, the nation’s leading producer—the highest quarterly total in 20 years and a record 10.7 surviving pigs per litter, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. It’s a significant turnaround from a year ago when the porcine...
  • Somali Group Pushes For Non-Pork Food Shelf (MN)

    09/15/2014 6:00:44 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 95 replies ^ | 9/15/14 | Reg Chapman
    Food shelves can be a life line for people dealing with poverty and hunger. But many in the Somali-American community say finding a food shelf that caters to their religious dietary restrictions is almost impossible. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. A group of first-generation Somali Americans says they need help in developing a food shelf that specializes in healthy foods that do not contain pork or pork byproducts....
  • Vermont Diner Takes Down Bacon Sign That Offended Muslim Woman

    08/26/2014 5:30:18 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 35 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 8/26/14 | Todd Starnes
    A Vermont diner decided to take down a sign advertising bacon after a Muslim declared that she had a beef with bacon. Sneakers Bistro had placed a sign on a lamp post that read, “Yield Sneakers Bacon.” The diner was allowed to erect the sign because of their participation in a beautification program in the town of Winooski. A woman who described herself as a “vegan and a member of a Muslim household” called the sign offensive, the Burlington Free Press reported. “Given the large number of Muslim families in Winooski, as well as many others who do not eat...
  • Bacon prices soar due to pig shortage

    08/05/2014 8:21:13 PM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies
    nypost. ^ | August 5, 2014 | 8:54pm | Amber Sutherland
    Bacon lovers are getting socked in the piggy bank. City butchers and restaurateurs are beginning to squeal for mercy after the price of bacon rose to the highest it’s been in nearly 30 years — thanks to high demand and a shortage of healthy pigs. “We’ve had to raise the prices in small increments in the last month,” said Vincent Santiago, an employee at Staubitz meat market in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The pork surge began last year when a virus swept through US farms in about 30 states and killed millions of pigs. Bacon prices have shot up around 10...
  • Obama heaps praise on Muslim world before chowing down on pork barbecue

    07/30/2014 8:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/14 | Judi McLeod
    Waiting for someone in the radical Muslim world to ask why their chief defender Barack Hussein Obama made such a big public display about chowing down on a a half-slab of PORK spare ribs in a Kansas City restaurant yesterday. Does the the deafening silence mean that just as the Marxists do, radical Islam follows the steadfast rule about the end always justifying the means?
  • Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich

    06/22/2014 8:26:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Blazing Cat Fur ^ | June 20, 2014
    Vive Le Vibrancy! In France Muslims Will Assault You For Eating A Ham Sandwich NB - Google Translate - The case seems absurd, but it is being treated with the utmost seriousness by the police from Reims (Marne). A 23 year old man filed a complaint on June 8, after being attacked, around 21:30 on a tram in the city by two strangers. They hit the victim repeatedly in the face because he was eating a ham sandwich. The two attackers, who claimed to be Muslims, said they were offended by the consumption of pork in their presence and so...
  • Nobody’s Buying Sausage Pizza Anymore in NYC

    06/15/2014 4:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    To the list of bygone New York City pleasures, add one more slice of life — the sausage pizza.
  • Malaysia Says Cadbury Chocolates Free From Pork

    06/02/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body said Monday in a statement that should lessen calls for a boycott of the British confectionary company after earlier tests suggested two types of chocolate bar contained pig DNA. The now apparently discredited findings last month by the Ministry of Health sparked outrage among some Islamist groups in Malaysia, who called for a boycott of all Cadbury's products. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is also testing Cadbury chocolates, although the two products at issue in Malaysia are not sold there. Under Islamic...
  • A Deadly Pig Virus Wiped Out 10% Of The US Hog Population — And Now It's Back

    05/28/2014 4:45:44 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 5-28-2014 | Tom Polansek, Reuters
    Tom Polansek, ReutersMay 28, 2014, 7:22 AM An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected. The farm, through its veterinarian, publicly acknowledged on Tuesday a repeat incident of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed up to 7 million pigs and pushed pork prices to record highs since it was first identified in the United States a year ago. Matt Ackerman,...
  • A Strange Ingredient Was Just Found in Some Cadbury Chocolate That’s a Real Problem for Muslims

    05/27/2014 8:42:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/27/14 | Billy Hallowell
    Cadbury Malaysia recalled two of its chocolate products Monday after they tested positive for pork DNA, according to Reuters.
  • Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad on Cadbury after pork traces found in chocolate

    05/27/2014 5:08:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 27, 2014 | Josie Ensor
    Muslim groups are calling for a boycott of Cadbury after two if its products sold in predominately Islamic Malaysia were found to contain traces of pork. The discovery was made during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the country's Ministry of Health, which confirmed porcine DNA traces in its bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond.
  • Iowa Distillery Raises Pigs to Taste Like Whiskey

    05/10/2014 11:05:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WQAD ^ | May 9, 2014 | Angie Sharp
    We use alcohol in meat marinades all the time, but what if your food already had the taste without the wait? The founders of Templeton Rye Distillery in Templeton, Iowa are trying to do just that by creating pork that tastes like their famous whiskey. “We have a little motto here. My dad always told me, ‘Nothing good happens after 12 p.m.’ So, it seems like that’s when this idea was probably thought of – after we had a few drinks,” laughs the distillery’s co-founder, Keith Kerkhoff. He hopes the Templeton Rye Pork Project will be the exception to his...
  • Killer Virus Takes Emotional Toll on Pig Farmers

    04/28/2014 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 28th 2014, 5:16 am | Miguel Llanos
    Last Christmas was one farmer Greg Lear would rather forget. “Yeah, some merry Christmas,” he said of the December 19th call from his farm manager with news that all the sows, or breeding females, were throwing up and many had diarrhea. The sows survived, but within 96 hours “we probably had 500 little pigs that were dead,” said Lear. As fate would have it, the Spencer, Iowa, farm he helps run was next in line to be hit by a virus that’s killed several million piglets across the country in the last 12 months. Rising pork prices have more than...
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...
  • U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's desert plant

    04/12/2014 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 31 August 20?? | Marcus Stern
    U.S. Senator Harry Reid recognized nine years ago that connections between his official duties and the lobbying activities of his relatives could lead to ethical questions. In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his staff after newspaper reports showed that Nevada industries and institutions routinely turned to Reid's sons or son-in-law for representation. Now, questions surrounding family ties are flaring again in Nevada around the Senate majority leader. He and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm...
  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

    04/08/2014 12:13:00 PM PDT · by don-o · 51 replies
    AP ^ | April 8, 2014 | M.L. JOHNSON
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.
  • Republican Senator: 'GOP First Must End Cronyism in Our Own Ranks'

    04/07/2014 9:27:31 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/7/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Republican senator Mike Lee has an op-ed decrying cronyism. But first, he says, the Republicans must purge the unseemly activity from within its "own ranks." "[T]o fix what’s broken in Washington and our economy," Lee writes in National Review Online, "a still-distrusted GOP first must end cronyism in our own ranks. The GOP has to close its branch of the Beltway Favor Bank and truly embrace a free-enterprise economy of, by, and for the people." Lee continues: Impossible? That’s what they said about earmarks. Too radical a change? These are principles we already espouse. Imagine a reformed Republican party seizing...
  • Moscow pork embargo causes havoc in Brussels

    03/21/2014 8:14:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 21 March 2014 | Aline Robert
    The European Commission has ordered EU member states to stop holding bilaterals with Russia over the pork trade and has threatened to complain to the World Trade Organization, claiming that a Russian embargo on European pork is unwarranted. EurActiv France reports. According to informed sources, France, Denmark and the Netherlands established bilateral contact with Russia in an attempt to end the embargo on European pork. The embargo, which began in January over concerns of African swine fever in European wild boar, blocks all European pork on sanitary grounds. […] Brussels “called for Europe to speak with one voice, seeing as...
  • Reid Announces Nearly $4 Million School Improvement Grant for Nevada

    03/13/2014 1:52:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ^ | March 13, 2014 | U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Education approved a grant package through the Department’s School Improvement Grant (SIG) Program worth $3,725,820 for low performing schools in Nevada. “This is terrific news for Nevada and our public schools,” said Senator Reid. “This money is vital for our children as we continue to see budget shortfalls throughout school districts across Nevada. This funding will go a long way to ensure more Nevada students have high quality teachers, to help improve instruction, and to help lift up many low-performing schools.”INFORMATION ON THE...
  • $1 Trillion Farm Bill Full of Subsidies, Special Favors

    02/18/2014 9:32:51 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/15/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    President Obama was in Michigan last week to sign a 10-year, $1 trillion farm bill. While much of the debate has centered around the spending on food stamps, buried in the 1,000-page plan are many other provisions that are indefensibly bad policy. While some are praising, and others complaining, about slightly rolling back spending on food stamps and eliminating some of the direct payments to "farmers" (who did not actually farm), the bill goes far beyond that. This bill continues special subsidy deals to farmers in every area in the country — from corn and beans to rice and peanuts...