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  • New trucking vaccine mandate is likely to make fruit and vegetables more expensive

    01/18/2022 2:38:47 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/18/2022 | Business Insider
    ew vaccine mandates for truck drivers are likely to increase the cost of produce. The cost of transporting fruit from California and Arizona to Canada climbed 25% last week, the CEO of Canadawide Fruits, George Pitsikoulis, told Bloomberg on Monday. The Montreal-based executive pointed to a lack of truck drivers who are able to cross the border between the US and Canada due to a vaccine mandate that cuts US trucking capacity in half, according to data from the American Trucking Association. The group estimates that only about 50% to 60% of US truck drivers have been fully vaccinated. Stephen...
  • Eating Fruit on an Empty Stomach Does Not 'Cure Cancer', Experts Say

    12/25/2021 12:34:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Wed, December 22, 2021 | Monique Ngo Mayag
    Social media posts circulating in Indonesia claim that eating fruit on an empty stomach will "cure cancer". The claim has circulated online in the Southeast Asian nation since at least 2013. It also recently recirculated in French-speaking African countries. But experts told AFP there is no scientific evidence to support the claim. "EATING FRUIT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH," reads this Indonesian-language Facebook post published on November 26, 2021. "Dr STEPHEN MAK treats terminal cancer patients in a unique way. Many of the patients recovered. 'This is my strategy to cure cancer. The success rate is 80 percent,' said Mak." "Cancer...
  • Florida Surgeon General Bashes Virus Hysteria: ‘Done with Fear,’ Vaccines ‘Treated Almost Like a Religion’

    09/22/2021 2:23:12 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2021 | PAUL BOIS
    Dr. Joseph Ladapo, the new Surgeon General and Secretary of the Department of Health for the state of Florida, denounced coronavirus hysteria on Tuesday, alleging it uses fear to rob people of their personal autonomy. [cut] After stepping up to the podium, Ladopo declared that the Sunshine State is “done with fear.” “We’re done with fear. It’s been something that’s been, unfortunately, a centerpiece of health policy in the United States ever since the beginning of the pandemic, and it’s over here — expiration date is done,” he said. In the same speech, Ladopo touted the importance of vaccines while...
  • Pupils are using FRUIT JUICE to get false positive Covid test results: Schools warn parents to be 'vigilant'

    07/26/2021 6:43:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 25 June 2021 | EMER SCULLY
    Droplets of orange juice can break lateral flow tests and show a positive result .. Viral videos on TikTok have encouraged children across the UK to try the trend.. Schools have warned parents to be 'vigilant' when their children are tested .. Pupils have been using fruit juice to get false positive Covid-19 test results as schools warn parents to be 'vigilant'. When droplets of orange juice or fizzy drinks like coca-cola are placed on a lateral flow test it can produce a positive result because the acidity of the drink destroys the antibody proteins in the test. And although...
  • The forgotten medieval fruit with a vulgar name

    03/29/2021 5:16:45 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 Mar 2021 | Zaria Gorvett
    Medieval Europeans were fanatical about a strange fruit that could only be eaten rotten. Then it was forgotten altogether. Why did they love it so much? And why did it disappear? The polite, socially acceptable name by which it's currently known is the medlar. But for the best part of 900 years, the fruit was called the "open-arse" – thought to be a reference to the appearance of its own large "calyx" or bottom. And yet, medieval Europe was crazy about this fruit. The fruit are unusual for two reasons. Firstly, they're harvested in December – making them one of...
  • Have You Tasted Jaboticaba Yet?

    03/12/2021 10:30:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Hindu ^ | MARCH 11, 2021 | PRIYADERSHINI S
    From this Brazilian tree grape to black jackfruit and West Indian cherry, exotic tropical fruits are being cultivated in India Have you tasted the abiu, jaboticaba, achachiru or gac? These exotic tropical fruits are now being grown locally and making their way to Indian dining tables. Initially a hobby, the commercial viability and nutritional value of the exotics have been established. “The mangosteen, rambutan and dragon fruit are now familiar and being grown commercially in many farms in India. Though it is early days for the abiu, jaboticaba and others, some are already in shops and on our tables,” says...
  • New Belmont Restaurant Is Serving Up One-of-a-Kind Fruit Pizzas

    03/05/2021 6:24:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies ^ | March 4, 2021 | Ashley Moor
    The popular fruit pizza from new Belmont restaurant Poppies Pizzaria.Although Poppie’s Pizzeria has only been open for a month on Smithville Road in Dayton, the most popular item offered at the Belmont restaurant has already earned it more than a few loyal followers. And the dish almost did not exist at all. According to Poppie’s Pizzeria founder David Cox, the idea for a decadent fruit pizza came about during a trip to an emergency room. “So, I cut my finger outside of work, and I had to go to the hospital,” Cox said. “And the orthopedic doctor asked if...
  • The Ultimate Vineyard Parable; John 15... Vineyard Parables pt 7

    I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same...
  • The Tenant Managers Of The Vineyard... Vineyard parables pt 6

    And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head,...
  • The Fig Tree In The Vineyard...Vineyard parables pt 4

    He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.(Luke 13:7-9)The Messiah, Jesus,...
  • The Vineyard of The LORD of Hosts...vineyard parables 2

    What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they...
  • My Beloved Planted a Vineyard...Vineyard Parables pt 1

    Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vineyard,...
  • David Datuna: Artist eats $120,000 banana art at gallery

    12/08/2019 5:43:13 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | December 8 2019 | BBC
    Georgian-born American artist David Datuna has eaten a banana used in an art work by Maurizio Cattelan, which had sold for $120,000 (£91,000). The artwork, titled Comedian, was on display at Art Basel in Miami, one of the world's most high-profile art fairs.
  • Rotten fruit, rocks thrown at US troops as they pull out of Syria

    10/21/2019 7:15:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    A video has surfaced showing residents of a Syrian town near the border of Turkey throwing rotten fruits and rocks at U.S. troops during their withdrawal. The video, posted by Kurdish agency Hawar News, shows a people throwing the objects at a vehicle that appears to be a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Oshkosh M-ATV. The events unfolded in the town of Qamishli. Video:
  • 'There was nothing there:' Farming family says someone stole 22,000 apples from their orchard

    10/18/2019 12:26:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    KOAA ^ | Posted: 6:14 AM, Oct 18, 2019 Updated: 7:24 AM, Oct 18, 2019 | WXYZ Staff
    HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- It's a place where thousands of families go every year to celebrate fall. Now, Spicer Orchards northwest of Detroit, Michigan is dealing with a crime like no other in its more than 50-year history. Someone stole more than 22,000 apples off acres of trees under the cover of darkness. After running the orchard for more than 50 years, the Spicer family has learned that you only pick apples when they are perfectly ripe. As harvest time nears, they check the apples every few days. On Sunday, October 6, the apples in the farm’s supplemental orchard on...
  • NASA Has Announced The First Fruit They'll Grow on The ISS, And It's Hot

    07/15/2019 7:48:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 07/15/2019 | JACINTA BOWLER
    Researchers are hoping to send up Española chili pepper plants (Capsicum annuum), which could make peppers the very first fruit to be grown in space by US astronauts. "The astronauts have often expressed a desire for more spicy and flavourful foods, and so having a bit of hot flavour also seemed to be a good thing. Plus, many peppers are very high in vitamin C, which is important for space diets." Although there are thousands of different types of chili peppers, Española peppers have been chosen in part because they grow at high altitudes, have short growing periods, and can...
  • Mighty Gifts...but No Fruit...(Is this possible?)

    What are we to make of someone who had been and even currently is mightily used by the LORD to bring blessing to God’s people, but whose personal life is an ungodly, unseemly mess of broken relationships, strife and enmity? Is it even possible? It is a tragic scenario, but is certainly a possibility according to scripture. Sampson, for example was mightily used of the LORD for years, delivering Israel from the Philistine menace, but in the end He was almost killed visiting a prostitute and eventually tricked into breaking faith with the God of his vows, and blinded and...
  • World’s stinkiest fruit causes flight delay

    11/07/2018 8:15:08 AM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An Indonesian airliner was delayed for an hour after passengers complained of an overpowering stench released from a load of the notorious thorny fruit durian, according to reports. About 2 tons of the world’s stinkiest fruit was in the cargo hold of the Jakarta-bound Sriwijaya Air flight at Bengkulu in Sumatra, the BBC reported. Boyke Ledy Watra, a reporter with Indonesia’s Antara news agency who was aboard the fetid flight, said passengers began arguing with the crew — with some almost coming to blows with flight attendants. The airline eventually agreed to remove the offending fruit and the plane took...
  • After 50 Years The Gala Apple Becomes America’s Favorite

    09/02/2018 1:30:48 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 113 replies ^ | September 2, 2018 | Tracy Grondine
    USApple’s 2018 production forecast, as reported in its annual Production and Utilization Analysis, is as follows: 1) Gala, 2) Red Delicious, 3) Granny Smith, 4) Fuji, and 5) Honeycrisp. Measured in 42 pound units, Gala production is estimated to jump from 49.5 million units in 2017 to 52.4 million in 2018, edging out Red Delicious, whose production is expected to decrease from 57.9 million in 2017 to 51.7 million in 2018. The Gala, which originated in New Zealand in the 1930s, has increased in popularity because consumers like its taste, texture and sweetness; growers like the variety because...
  • Graceland Fruit tastes rapid growth ("We're always hiring" in Michigan and Wisconsin)

    05/31/2018 11:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Record-Eagle ^ | May 30, 2018 | Dan Nielsen
    FRANKFORT — Consumer demand for healthier food in convenient packaging is fueling rapid growth at Graceland Fruit. "We have the capacity to process all kinds of fruit," said President and CEO Alan DeVore. Cherries, cranberries, blueberries and apples provide the bulk of Graceland's product. But Graceland also has processed a variety of more exotic products, like orange peel and mango. The company's sales have accelerated rapidly during the last five years as consumers scrambled to buy products that are vegan and gluten-free. The Frankfort processing plant runs three shifts five days a week. It just inked a deal with CranGrow...