I’ve talked about the benefits of green tea in the past. Green tea contains compounds called catechins; the most potent of which is EGCG (for epigallocatechin gallate). Research into the effects of EGCG show that, on its own, it’s more effective than caffeine at increasing the body’s energy use throughout the day. EGCG increases thermogenesis within fat cells, boosting the amount of energy used during a day. In addition, green tea [...]
More than 400 possible cases of price gouging of gasoline and other essentials, including a $10 box of matches and $7 loaf of bread, have been reported in New York before and after Sandy.
Students and inmates eat almost identical lunches, but jailhouse cuisine is healthier
September 23, 2012
Few can say they had a good school lunch experience.
Stereotypically sloppy and greasy and served up with greying mashed potatoes, canteen dinners are a childhood memory best forgotten.
Even prisoners would turn their noses up at some of it, according to the LA-based community blog GOOD.is.
Both meals contain roughly the same number of calories (around 1,400) but what’s [...]
Boston Market is reportedly pulling salt shakers off its tables and plans to reduce sodium levels in some of its food.
The restaurant chain will start by taking salt shakers off of the tables at its 476 locations, USA Today reports.
The Golden, Colo. based company said it plans to reduce the amount of sodium in three of its dishes — rotisserie chicken, macaroni and cheese, and mashed potatoes — by 20 percent in [...]
July 30, 2012
In a monumental move that signifies the truly terminal state of the international food supply, Ireland’s government officials have given the green light to begin genetically modifying the iconic potato. Met with severe resistance from both citizens, watchdog organizations, and political figures, the decision allows for the genetically modified potatoes to be planted within Ireland by the Irish food development authority Teagasc.
Starting off with a trial within the nation’s [...]
Melinda Gates: Where’s the Controversy in Saving Lives?
Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
Life Site News
July 15, 2012
Melinda Gates has issued a new cartoon video seeking to justify her campaign to “help” the poor in Africa and Asia by injecting women with Depo-Provera and other dangerous abortion-inducing contraceptive drugs. It shows brown and black women, whose bodies all have the shape of potatoes, smiling and frolicking with their progressively fewer children. Presumably, they’re overjoyed [...]
North Korean soldiers have been dispatched to water crops that are withering in the worst drought to affect the country in more than a century, with the United Nations warning that yields for staples such as wheat, barley and potatoes will inevitably be affected.
The state-run KCNA news agency said temperatures have been as much as eight degrees higher than usual for May and June and, combined with historically low levels [...]
Food inflation continues unabated in India. Since 2009, the price of milk, wheat, rice, pulses, and potatoes — staple food items — have risen by double digit percentages, putting the average urban household living on $4,000 per year under further strain.
The latest spike in food shows lentils, rice and vegetables surging 11.49% year over year for the week of Feb. 12, according to the agricultural index, putting pressure on India’s [...]
Revolutionary film slows down rate of decay keeping food fresh for longer
Packaging is bio-degradable and compostable
Allows moisture and gases produced by ripening produce to escape
Average family dumps food worth £680 every year
Fruit and vegetables can be kept fresh for double the normal time thanks to a packaging breakthrough by British scientists.
A revolutionary film slows down the rate at which fresh produce decays, meaning that ‘best before’ dates can be twice [...]
April 8, 2012
The early 21st century is addicted to war porn, a prime spectator sport consumed by global couch and digital potatoes. War porn took the limelight on the evening of September 11, 2001, when the George W Bush administration launched the “war on terror” – which was interpreted by many of its practitioners as a subtle legitimization of United States state terror against, predominantly, Muslims.
This was also a [...]
April 1, 2012
Obviously there is no room for GMOs in truly healthy food products, which is why it is truly vital that you understand the nature of GMOs and how they are oftentimes hidden in commercial food products. It may very well shock you to know just how prevalent GMOs are within the food supply. It’s truly amazing that modified products continue to go unlabeled despite being [...]
Once in a while I’ll send Dave Cohen(of his blog DOTE) a story that catches my eye and he’ll turn an entire post out of it. He’s a really good person, despite appearing short-tempered and gruff with some of the commenters on his site. That CBS article referenced in his post today caught my eye a few days ago and I messaged it to him on google chat. What got [...]
Lessons In Food And Life: ’We Knew How To Be Poor’ (November 10, 2011)
“I thought about being poor. I thought about what it means, and how many of us are feeling just like that these days. I thought about the skills required to do it well – to be poor with dignity, poor with meals on the table, poor with enough to pay for the rent. These are real concerns for so many, and [...]
“People are coming back to farms around here that they abandoned years ago so they can grow potatoes, cabbages and vegetables to help them survive the crisis,” says Petros Citouzouris, as he pruned his vines high in the mountains of Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades. The financial catastrophe in Greece is engulfing the most isolated parts of the country.”
When asked about year over year increases in inflation in the UK with butter being up 57%, bread 50%, potatoes 103%, tomatoes 63%, cauliflower 82.6% Schiff remarked, “Inflation is the money that the Fed is printing that is causing all of these prices to rise. The Fed has been printing money like crazy. The Federal Reserve has been printing enough money to buy all [...]
New Delhi: Food inflation shot up to 8.55 per cent for the week ended May 14, the highest level in four weeks, as prices of fruits, cereals and protein-based items escalated.
Food inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was on a declining trajectory for the previous three weeks. The figure for the seven-day period under review was 1.08 percentage points higher than the [...]