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  • How chocolate could counter climate change

    06/04/2023 7:17:46 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 40 replies ^ | 4 June 2023 | Florian Cazeres
    At a red-brick factory in the German port city of Hamburg, cocoa bean shells go in one end, and out the other comes an amazing black powder with the potential to counter climate change. The substance, dubbed biochar, is produced by heating the cocoa husks in an oxygen-free room to 600 degrees Celsius (1,112 Fahrenheit). The process locks in greenhouse gases and the final product can be used as a fertilizer, or as an ingredient in the production of "green" concrete. While the biochar industry is still in its infancy, the technology offers a novel way to remove carbon from...
  • Explosion at R.M. Palmer chocolate factory in Pennsylvania leaves 2 dead, others missing and injured.

    03/25/2023 7:21:46 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3.25.2023 | Elizabeth Pritchett
    An explosion at a historic chocolate factory in southeastern Pennsylvania left two people dead, several missing and eight injured Friday afternoon. West Reading Borough Police Department Chief Wayne Holben confirmed two fatalities and nine missing after an explosion at the R.M. Palmer Co. chocolate factory in West Reading shortly before 5 p.m.
  • 2 dead, 9 missing after explosion at chocolate factory in Pennsylvania

    03/24/2023 9:28:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 3-24-23
    The incident occurred at the RM Palmer Company in West Reading. Two people are dead, 9 are missing and multiple others are injured after an explosion at a chocolate factory Friday in West Reading, Pennsylvania, police and city officials said. The explosion occurred at around 4:57 p.m. at the RM Palmer Company in West Reading, located about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
  • ‘Jeremy’s Chocolate’ Sells More Than 100,000 Chocolate Bars In First 12 Hours

    03/09/2023 3:28:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 38 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 3/3/2023 | John Rigolizzo
    In just the first day since announcing the release of “Jeremy’s Chocolate,” The Daily Wire has already sold more than 100,000 of the non-woke chocolate bars. After chocolate giant Hershey’s announced its “Her SHE” Women’s History Month marketing campaign, then promptly insulted women everywhere with an ad featuring a biological man as the face of the campaign, Daily Wire co-CEO and god-king Jeremy Boreing announced that he would be rolling out his own line of chocolate bars. “Fine, I’ll do it,” Boreing tweeted. “Introducing Jeremy’s Chocolate. Yes, it’s real. We have two kinds: HeHim and SheHer. One of them has...
  • Confectionary Brand Unveils Trans Woman For IWD Campaign; Oddball Right-Wingers Go Freakin’ Nuts

    03/08/2023 1:25:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Bandt ^ | 7 MARCH, 2023 | Nehir Hatipoglu
    Hershey’s launched it’s HER for SHE campaign for international women’s day featuring trans woman Fae Johnstone and the internet brought out it’s blow torches and pointy hoods. People were so disturbed by the campaign that they took to twitter to do what people do on twitter, engage in constructive conversation. The Federalist, editor-in-chief, Mollie Hemingway, tweeted: “So @Hersheys is featuring a male in costume as a woman for its international women’s day ad campaign.” Conservative commentator, John Cardillo, tweeted: “This to me is the biggest problem. Women remain silent as they’re reduced to a costume theme.” The Federalist, co-founder and...
  • Hilarious Ad Responds To Woke Hershey’s Stunt … But This ISN’T Satire! (VIDEO)

    03/04/2023 9:10:21 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | March 3, 2023 | Wes Walker
    Video at so long ago, a left-wing pressure campaign forced Harry’s Razors to cut ties with a couple of right-wing podcasts. Little did they know, that decision would create a thriving competitor in the men’s shaving niche. In a real-world example of punching back twice as hard, Jeremy Boering, the ‘lower-case g lower-case k’ ‘god-king’ of the Daily Wire started a rival company as an elaborate middle finger at Harry’s for pulling ad revenue. (Pay attention business-minded Conservatives sick of the left’s bully tactics, there’s a potentially thriving business model in here for you.) His rival razor company turned...
  • Study finds heavy metals in 28 popular dark chocolate bars

    02/13/2023 7:05:28 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 38 replies
    Press Herald ^ | February 12, 2023 | Vonnia Phair
    Dark chocolate has a reputation as a relatively healthy treat, but research showing some popular bars might have potentially unsafe levels of heavy metals has many questioning how safe these treats are. Consumer Reports tested 28 popular dark chocolate bars from Seattle’s own Theo Chocolate to Trader Joe’s, Hershey’s to Ghirardelli, and even smaller brands such as Alter Eco and Mast. The study found cadmium and lead in every single bar. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Consumer Reports last month called on chocolate makers to commit by Feb. 14 to reducing levels of heavy metals in their bars. The...
  • Mars Wrigley fined after workers fall into vat of chocolate

    02/13/2023 6:54:48 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/12/23 | The Associated Press
    Federal workplace safety authorities have fined a central Pennsylvania confectionary factory more than $14,500 following an accident last year in which two workers fell into a vat of chocolate.

    02/01/2023 5:59:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | February 1, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: January 30, 2023) NATIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DAY On February 1st, National Dark Chocolate Day reminds us to indulge a little. Many tout dark chocolate as the healthier chocolate. However, for some, it can be an acquired taste. #NationalDarkChocolateDay Also known as bittersweet chocolate, dark chocolate is different from milk chocolate. Candy makers add milk or butter to milk chocolate, giving it a creamier consistency. Dark chocolate includes no added milk or butter. Instead, the percentage of cocoa solids remaining in the chocolate determines how dark the chocolate is. The higher the ratio, the darker the chocolate. It...
  • Study: Heavy metals found in some dark chocolate, including Hershey’s and Trader Joe’s

    12/19/2022 6:20:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    WAFF-TV48 ^ | Published: Dec. 17, 2022 at 2:03 PM CST | Staff - By Stephanie Stahl
    VIDEO AT LINK.............. PHILADELPHIA (KYW) - Some dark chocolates have been found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of heavy metals. Dark chocolate, loaded with antioxidants, is often called healthier chocolate. But a new study from Consumer Reports said some kinds of dark chocolate contain potentially dangerous amounts of heavy metals. “All of the samples that we tested had detectable levels of either cadmium or lead,” said James Rogers of Consumer Reports. Rogers said 23 of the 28 samples tested exceeded the safety levels used in the study. The study shared that cadmium found in soil, can infiltrate coco plants...
  • New Orleans' Democratic mayor now says she WILL pay back nearly $30,000 in city cash she blew on first-class flights - days after it's revealed she is living rent-free in luxury $3,000-a-month taxpayer-funded apartment

    10/05/2022 6:31:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 5 October 2022 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    Mayor LaToya Cantrell to repay $30k in city money spent on first-class flights . She had justified it by saying flying economy was 'unsafe' for black women .. City policy requires her to find cheapest fare or reimburse the expenses . Cantrell also admitted living rent-free in the apartment located in the city's Upper Pontalba building on Jackson Square . ... The city's Metropolitan Crime Commission sent a report to the city council Thursday asking for an investigation into Cantrell's use of the apartment . ... LaToya Cantrell, the controversial Democrat mayor of New Orleans, has said she will repay...
  • 2,000-year-old Mayan pot discovered in Playa del Carmen cave

    07/22/2022 9:12:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Mexico News Daily ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | unattributed
    Archaeologists have discovered an approximately 2,000-year-old Mayan pot in a cave in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo.The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced the discovery in a statement Tuesday, saying that the 13-centimeter-high “chocolatier style” pot had been dated to the late pre-classic period of 300 B.C. to 250 A.D.INAH archaeologists José Antonio Reyes Solís and Enrique Terrones González visited a cave on a Playa del Carmen property owned by a religious association after receiving a report on it from biologist and speleologist Roberto Rojo.Reyes said they found the pot near the eastern wall of the Cueva de...
  • Tahitian Vanilla Originated In Maya Forests, Says Botanist

    08/24/2008 11:16:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 149+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Aug. 21, 2008 | adapted from U of C Riverside press release
    Known by the scientific name Vanilla tahitensis, Tahitian vanilla is found to exist only in cultivation; natural, wild populations of the orchid have never been encountered... "All the evidence points in the same direction," Lubinsky said. "Our DNA analysis corroborates what the historical sources say, namely, that vanilla was a trade item brought to Tahiti by French sailors in the mid-19th century. The French Admiral responsible for introducing vanilla to Tahiti, Alphonse Hamelin, used vanilla cuttings from the Philippines. The historical record tells us that vanilla – which isn't native to the Philippines – was previously introduced to the region...
  • Study explores the effects of eating dark chocolate on the brain

    07/15/2022 1:17:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Jul 14, 2022 | by Ingrid Fadelli , Medical Xpress
    Eating chocolate is typically discouraged by nutritionists, as it is can be high in calories, fat and sugar. Cocoa, however, chocolate's primary ingredient derived from the seed of the cacao plant, has been found to have numerous qualities that could be beneficial for both the body and mind. Most notably, pure cocoa is highly nutritious and is a powerful source of antioxidants, substances that can prevent or slow down cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive molecules produced by the body when responding to environmental stresses, which are associated with aging and disease. In...
  • A polyphenol-rich diet prevents inflammation in older people

    06/12/2022 8:03:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 22 replies
    Polyphenols in foods we eat can prevent inflammation in older people, since they alter the intestinal microbiota and induce the production of the indole 3-propionic acid (IPA). Polyphenols are natural compounds, considered probiotics, which we eat mainly through fruits and vegetables. The study shows the interaction between polyphenols and gut microbiota can induce the proliferation of bacteria with the ability to synthetize beneficial metabolites, such as IPA, a postbiotic with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties that contributes to improve the health of the intestinal wall. Therefore, this compound would contribute to the prevention of some diseases associated with aging. Researchers...
  • 120-year-old chocolate found in Australian poet's papers

    12/31/2020 11:09:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 24, 2020 / 2:10 PM | Ben Hooper
    Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Staff members at the National Library of Australia said they were stunned when they found a 120-year-old box of chocolate hidden in papers of the late poet and journalist A.B. "Banjo" Paterson. They were was going through the recently acquired papers of the Australian poet when they stumbled on the souvenir tin filled with chocolate. The chocolate still was in its straw packaging and silver foil wrapping. Staffers were unpacking the contents of a box with Paterson's papers so they could be digitized. The tins were commissioned by Britain's Queen Victoria and sent to soldiers in...
  • Ron Paul: What A Disappointment To Find Out What Hershey Is Doing [Re: Mandates]

    02/02/2022 12:29:47 PM PST · by RandFan · 34 replies
    twitter ^ | Feb 2 | Ron Paul
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  • Flavor your food with "flavanols (flavan 3-ols)" to burn excess fat, new study suggests (White fat becomes brown fat, which is easier to burn off)

    12/13/2021 8:22:37 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 25 replies
    In cold conditions, brown adipose tissue (BAT) or brown fat generates heat to keep the body warm. Compared with white adipose tissue, BAT has more mitochondria—subcellular organelles associated with energy production—which allows it to burn calories and produce heat by activating the mitochondrial uncoupling protein 1 (Ucp-1). The stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) after cold exposure, exercise, and calorie restriction is well known to induce fat browning. Dietary polyphenols may also activate BAT, causing heat to be dissipated from our bodies. BAT activation and white fat browning are thus both therapeutically significant in the fight against cardiovascular diseases...
  • Cocoa flavanols contribute to faster oxygen uptake kinetics, improved blood flow

    08/04/2021 6:30:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 33 replies
    A bioactive compound found in cocoa powder and dark chocolate could help middle-aged adults enjoy exercise, a new study has suggested. The research analyzed the potential health benefits of cocoa flavanols, a plant nutrient extracted from cocoa beans. Cocoa flavanols are found in abundance in cocoa powder, and to a lesser extent in dark chocolate, and can be consumed as a supplement. Because cocoa flavanols have a 'vasodilatory' effect, helping to increase blood flow, they've been shown to prevent blood clots and even combat memory decline. And the report found that cocoa flavanols contribute to faster oxygen uptake kinetics—with improved...
  • Science Says Eating Chocolate in the Morning Can Help You Burn Fat and Reduce Your Blood Sugar

    06/26/2021 9:12:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nashia Baker
    Indulging in chocolate is one surefire way to satisfy a sweet tooth. And according to a new study published in The FASEB Journal, your health can actually benefit from this treat. To gather their findings, the team studied 19 postmenopausal women who ate 100 grams of chocolate within one hour of waking up in the morning. Next, their volunteers dined on the same amount of the sweet one hour before going to sleep. After examining weight gain and similar measures in comparison to people who didn't eat chocolate at all, the researchers discovered that those who consumed the treat didn't...