Category Archives: Food News

From the Department of Yikes!

For those of you who have been following the stories about lung injuries from diacetyl suffered by workers at popcorn plants ("Popcorn Worker’s Lung" – and it’s not funny; this has killed people), here’s the first report of a consumer … Continue reading

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“Death by Chocolate” Cookies Recalled

The FDA tells me that Bella Cucina of Atlanta, Georgia is recalling "Death by Chocolate" cookies because they may contain undeclared walnuts. Wouldn’t it have been faster to just label them "Death by Walnuts" cookies? That was too easy.

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NYT Article “Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change”

Just wanted to take a moment to point out this article in the New York Times, which discusses animal rights groups making the most of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s report from last November that found that raising animals … Continue reading

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President’s Cancer Panel Releases Report That Supports Many Things I Believe and Espouse, Especially that It Is Unnecessarily Difficult to Have a Healthy Lifestyle in U.S.; Manages To Sound More Reasonable About It Than My Relentlessly Idealistic Self

Maybe it’s because they have Lance Armstrong on their panel that people take them seriously. Anyhow, the report says the government: "(should) require the elimination of unhealthy foods from school breakfast and lunch programs" "must cease being a purveyor of … Continue reading

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Local Crop Makes Good

Tune in to NBC’s Today on Friday, July 20 in the 9:30 half-hour to see a local crop hit the big time.  Chef Adam Perry Lang of NYC’s Daisy May’s BBQ U.S.A. will be demonstrating how to grill with sweet, … Continue reading

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Veggie Booty Salmonella Traced to Seasoning Ingredients from China

Yikes.  Story from AP, in the Wall Street Journal.

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I Make the Paper

Excitement! Joan Obra quotes me in the Bee. Chimp tried out a new place last night with some of his departing students – ZPizza, up on Champlain. I was too bushed to go but he said it was pretty good. … Continue reading

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