Sodium nitrite appears predominantly in red meat products (you won’t find it in chicken or fish products). Here’s a short list of food items to check carefully for sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG), another dangerous additive:
Frozen pizza with meat
Canned soups with meat
Frozen meals with meat
Ravioli and meat pasta foods
Kid’s meals containing red meat
Sandwich meat used at popular restaurants
Nearly all red meats sold at public schools, restaurants, [...]
Few food items have enjoyed a more surprising recent resurgence than the savory strips of pig fat known as bacon. It is being wrapped around entrees, used to swizzle cocktails, and even serves as a flavor of ice cream.
But now a popular pork-focused restaurant in the Upper Haight must close its doors Friday following months of failed negotiations with neighbors over neighborhood concerns about porcine aroma and grease disposal.
Department of [...]
Beyond just being loaded with “artery-cloggingsaturated fat” and sodium, bacon has been long considered unhealthy due to the use of nitrates and nitrites in the curing process. Many conventional doctors, and well-meaning friends and relatives, will say you’re basically asking for a heart attack orcancer by eating the food many Paleo enthusiasts lovingly refer to as “meat candy”.
The belief that nitrates and nitrates cause serious health problems has been entrenched in popular consciousness and media. [...]
This has surely got something to do with the horsemeat stuff. I don’t mean literally eating horsemeat, but with some wider agenda.
I don’t think a story like this is coincidence.
Analysis of diets of 500,000 linked meat to cancer and heart disease deaths
Should be ‘limit of no more than 20g a day of processed meat’, equal to one rasher of cheap bacon or one full English breakfast a week
Meals containing too much [...]
It’s a combination of things all coming together at once, from high feed prices to high fuel prices to uncertainty of the federal farm bill that was temporary extended till September 30, 2013 along with mandated biofuels and crop insurance they are still saying milk prices could double before the end of the year.
Chicken was 3.79 a pound already, the old lady’s at the deli are making less now even with [...]
by Bix Weir, Road To Roota:
So it looks like the week is getting off to an interesting start with the head of RISK at JP Morgan’s infamous CIO London Office taking a much needed, and well overdue leave of absence later this month (as in the next 4 days!). JPMorgan Chief Risk Officer Hogan to Take Temporary Leave
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Chief Risk Officer John Hogan, whose tenure included the bank’s [...]
Bacon lovers are advised to start bulk buying the breakfast favorite or switch to an alternative, as ‘a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable,’ warns an industry trade group.
Annual production for Europe’s main pig producers fell across the board between 2011 and 2012, a trend that ‘is being mirrored around the world’, warns Britain’s National Pig Association.
The decline in pig numbers is closely linked to increased [...]
With pork costs rising, Great Britain is facing a bacon and sausage shortage as pig farmers cut back on herd size. But the problem may soon become global.
In a recent press release, the U.K.’s National Pig Association is warning that a “world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable“:
“New data shows the European Union pig herd is declining at a significant rate, and this is a [...]
A man arrived at a municipal court this week and attempted to pay a $137 traffic violation ticket with 137 origami pigs fashioned with dollar bills and boxed in two Dunkin Donut trays.
A city clerk refused to accept his creative payment method however, and forced him to unfold each every one of his painstakingly made creations.
The unidentified man, who goes by the name of Bacon Mouse on YouTube, posted a recording of [...]
From The Reformed Broker:
This is a tough year for all investors, despite what the index says it’s done year-to-date. This morning’s daily affirmation comes in the form of a reminder:
Even the most brilliant investors don’t get ‘em all right. The world’s best asset allocator, Ray Dalio, has negative YTD performance numbers for the first half of this year. Louis Bacon just gave his investors their money back rather than feel [...]
Inundated over the constant stream of babies posted on your social newsfeed’s timeline?
Behold Unbaby.me, the first app to the rescue.
Specifically programmed to block unwanted baby pictures, the baby mine sweeper titled Unbaby.me thwarts users’ overzealous Facebook friends from splashing their ‘bundles of joy’ down others’ newsfeeds.
Filtered out: Operating as a Google Crome extension, the Unbaby.me plugin scans Facebook newsfeeds for keywords chosen by the user such as ‘baby’ or ‘drooling’
year old, [...]
Feeling hot? It’s not a mirage. Across the United States, hundreds of heat records have fallen in the past week.
From the wildfire-consumed Rocky Mountains to the bacon-fried sidewalks of Oklahoma, the temperatures are creating consequences ranging from catastrophic to comical.
In the past week, 1,011 records have been broken around the country, including 251 new daily high temperature records on Tuesday.
Those numbers might seem big, but they’re hard to put into [...]
Tomorrow brings the opening of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the 65th anniversary. But signs of economic reality are everywhere. Even though Tuesday before Cannes is quiet, today was more than unusually not busy. The best indicators are in hotel lobbies and out front of the main palaces like the Majestic and Carlton. At the latter, the entryway is cleverly adorned completely in ads for “The Dictator.” But there’s very [...]
The lottery is the biggest in US history
Second-largest, $365M, was won by a group in Nebraska in 2007
Drawing takes place Friday at 11pm EST
Obama WON’T buy a ticket, says White House spokesman
Beware ‘What would you do if you won the lottery?’ job interview question
The national frenzy over the historic half-billion dollar Mega Millions lottery forced the jackpot to soar even higher — to $540 million — as millions of people [...]
“Big Kahuna Donut Burger” at this year’s New York State Fair
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – Want fries with that … doughnut?
A food booth in Syracuse will unveil the “Big Kahuna Donut Burger” at this year’s New York State Fair.
For between $5 and $6, the adventurous eater will get a quarter-pound burger in between slices of a grilled, glazed doughnut. Toss on some cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion [...]
CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Pa. (AP) — A southeastern Pennsylvania woman is accused of beating her 9-year-old grandson and blasting him in the face with a garden hose because he ate too much bacon.
The Delaware County Daily Times reports Marilee Ann Kolynych was arrested Tuesday.
Clifton Heights police say the 63-year-old Kolynych was angry at her grandson because she believed he ate too [...]
This is what the US economy has been reduced to: McDonalds reports that as part of its employment event to hire 50,000 minimum wage, part-time (mostly) workers, subsequently raised to 62,000 it received a whopping 1 million applications, or a Tim Geithner jealousy inducing 6.2% hit rate (h/t X. Kurt. OSis). Alas, the US economy is now so pathetic that the bulk of the [...]
Dodgeball, Red Rover, Wiffle Ball – those time-honored kids’ games, along with activities like Steal the Bacon and Capture the Flag – have been deemed dangerous by the state as part of an effort to tighten regulations for summer camps in the area.
Any indoor or outdoor recreational program that offers two or more organized activities, including one that falls on the “risky [...]
WASHINGTON — With gas prices rising above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, Americans are getting hit hard at the pump. But billionaire and presidential aspirant Donald Trump thinks he has the solution: Simply tell OPEC to cut prices.
Trump blamed gas costs on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a conglomerate of developing nations responsible for40 percent of global oil supplies. He said on CNN’s “State of [...]