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A New Food Recall Affects Apples & Other Fruit Sold at Some Walmart Locations

In a development totally in keeping with 2020, another food recall has been announced. Several Country Fresh “Freshness Guaranteed” fruit products have been pulled from shelves at some Walmart stores...
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RIP Jim Clendenen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Sunday night the news of the passing of Jim Clendenen, "The Mind Behind" and founder of Au Bon Climat, began to send shock waves through my circles. Jancis Robinson MW's remembrance of his larger t...

$655M and new regulations to strengthen meat industry competition

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 days ago

" . . . The meat industry has long been dominated by a few big players, a system that has been exposed in the recent past both by pandemic-related shortages and the litany of investigations, lawsui...

Epicurious to stop publishing beef recipes...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

Epicurious, the Conde Nast food website, has decided to stop publishing recipes using beef. The editors have decided it is better for our planet. Is this the start of a food media revolution? What ...

Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker Join Forces on Bill to Ban Most Factory Farming by 2040

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The Farm System Reform Act would prohibit new large factory farms from going into business and force others to cease expansions before halting operations entirely within two decades. Warren...

Bezos donates $100 million to Andres' World Central Kitchen...

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by gutreactions 13 days ago

On his return from space, Jeff Bezos announced some huge donations. Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen will receive $100 million. Incredible! What are your thoughts?

The Guardian...Revealed: the true extent of America's food monopolies and who pays the price

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

" . . . The size, power and profits of these mega companies have expanded thanks to political lobbying and weak regulation which enabled a wave of unchecked mergers and acquisitions. This matters b...

Dorie Greenspan's New "Facebook Bulletin" newsletter

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by patsully 1 month ago

"xoxo Dorie" is one of the featured launch partners in Facebook's new newsletter offering: https://www.bulletin.com/ More details on Bulletin, which is Facebook's attempt to get in on the subscr...

Restaurants having tough time finding workers...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Here in the New York metro area, I have heard the same complaint from a number of restaurant owners in recent weeks: can't find any help! Now that Covid protocols are being relaxed, restaurants are...

The Volokh Conspiracy: To Serve Ceviche

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch engaged in a hypothetical argument using ceviche as an example. Best line came from Sotomayor: "Again, no. Under the reading recommended by the serie...

Des Moines Register: What to know about Shelby Houlihan, nandrolone, a burrito, and her Olympic suspension

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"...She believes the nandrolone came from pork in a burrito. Houlihan said she appealed the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was informed that it did not accept her explanation. ...

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt in Seattle

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by patsully 2 months ago

I thought this bit in particular would resonate… “But “influencer” doesn’t sit well with López-Alt because it comes with negative connotations of clickbait or free meals. ‘I wouldn’t consider...

Don't eat Cicadas if allergic to seafood?

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Are Cicadas on your menu? They only appear every 17 years or so. The FDA has issued a warning. Don't eat them if you are allergic to seafood. Apparently, there is a connection. Check it out: https:...

Sur La Table prepares for bankruptcy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . For companies like Sur La Table that offer classes and other in-store experiences, the nationwide shutdown has been even more pernicious. . ."

Feeling blue: drug dealer’s ‘love of stilton’ leads to his arrest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

DI Lee Wilkinson said: “Carl Stewart was involved in supplying large amounts of class A and B drugs, but was caught out by his love of stilton cheese, after sharing a picture of a block of it in hi...

Retail Workers Are Pissed Off About the End of Masks in Stores

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s announcement last week that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks in most situations, retailers like CVS and Costco said they wer...

100yr Old Menu Found During Café Refurb

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by kySafran 3 months ago

This is a nice story. One for Harters. During the restoration of a café in Liverpool, UK, workman recently found a menu dating back to Wednesday 15 January 1913, just 6 months before Europe diss...

Lawsuit alleges Chipotle Mexican Grill owes workers and New York City nearly $500 million for violating Fair Work Week law

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . The lawsuit alleges that Chipotle committed 599,693 violations of the law, including failing to give scheduling pay premiums and failing to offer current workers shifts before hiring new wo...

Western Lamb Market Crisis

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by Eldon Kreider 12 months ago

JBS proposes to acquire and close facility in Greeley, CO, that processed about 360,000 lambs last year and is considered the largest single processing facility in western states.