Rancho Feeding Corp., a slaughterhouse in Petaluma, California, has suspended operations indefinitely and is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of meat that has reached 30 states. In the words of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: The meat is "unfit for human food." The facility has "processed ... More >>
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Was Prince Polo actual royalty? Mention the name, and it conjures up images of an heir from some forgotten European grand duchy, brandishing a mallet and dressed head-to-toe in a royal blue polo outfit, complete with equestrian helmet. Well, sadly, there never was a person known as Prince Polo. In ... More >>
Preston, when he was working at the Sea ColonyFor about two years, Preston Mardenborough has diligently continued to post an ad to Craigslist seeking people who remember a bar called the Sea Colony. Mardenborough, now 68, was one of the few men who worked at the long-closed lesbian hangout in ... More >>
Lula's cone, with peanut butter fudge on top, Drumstick on the bottom. Last week, Battle of the Dishes turned its attentions to the newfangled popsicle. This week, with the heat of August still bearing down upon us, we travel to the East Village to explore another corner of the frozen treats ... More >>
Honest Tea won its bid against Coca-Cola to keep the words "no high fructose corn syrup" on its juice pouches despite it being something of a rebuke of Coke products that do contain the syrup. [NY Times] Apparently, the BP oil spill has already damaged the food web (what scientists used to c ... More >>
Food writer and cook Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir Toast will be made into a BBC One drama, and Helena Bonham Carter will play Slater's stepmother. Freddie Highmore, who starred in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will play Slater. [BBC] With Dean Poll unable to appease f ... More >>
thisiswhyyourefat.com1.5 trillion calories...Yesterday, a coalition of food companies pledged to remove 1.5 trillion calories from their products by 2015. The announcement from the group, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, was made yesterday by Michelle Obama at a White House press con ... More >>
Wtih 12 new cases of illness in the Midwest linked to unpasteurized milk, the raw milk debate is heating up, leading Whole Foods to pull raw milk from its shelves. [Wall Street Journal] Environmental activists have been attacking Nestlé over YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter for its purchases ... More >>
Recipe developers at major food corps are coming up with spicier and more complex recipes for the backs of food packages, such as Nestle's Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Bark or Betty Crocker's Chai Latte Cupcakes. [Wall Street Journal] Kraft plans to cut sodium levels in its North American product ... More >>
Eat your greens: chewing over the history and politics of vegetarianism
Doctors regard AZT as an AIDS vaccine for babies. But South Africa says it's too expensive.