Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

Where the World’s Coffee Comes From


Source: Businessweek

Category: Commodities, Digital Media, Food and Drink

Genetic Engineering INCREASES Pesticide Use, DECREASES Crop Yield

Genetic Engineering Companies Promised Reduced Pesticide Use … But GE Crops Have Led to a 25% Increase In Herbicide Use One of the main selling points for genetically engineered crops is that they would use substantially less pesticides than conventional crops. Because of that, and other, promises regarding GE crops, they have taken over much…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Science, Think Tank

More Food For Thought (& Eating)

Very cool infographic from the Economist, showing improvements in food availability worldwide:   The world has become better fed over the past 50 years Click for an interactive graphic. Source: Economist

Category: Economy, Food and Drink

Here’s What You Probably Ate Yesterday (by Region)

I love this way to look at regional US food preferences, via the Economist:     Source: Economist

Category: Food and Drink, Markets

TDS Pizza War: New York vs Chicago

I am a born and bred New Yorker who loves our pizza. But I also appreciate Chicago pizza like Eduardo’s and Malnati’s. These segments not only resonated, but were hilarious: Chicago takes exception to Jon’s rant against the Windy City’s signature deep-dish cuisine. Strife of Pie The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Humor, Television, Travel, Weekend

The Ultimate Fast Food Cup

Spotted in Cambodia — one handed food & beverage cup — perfect for those cocktail parties where you need a free greeting hand! How do we not have this in the United States ?   Click to enlarge

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Periodic Table of Alcohol

Enjoy Your Labor Day BBQs (responsibly!).   Click to enlarge Source: This Isn’t Happiness

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Coffee Guide

Hmmmm, coffee . . .   Click to enlarge Source: Ria Novosti

Category: Digital Media, Food and Drink

Caffeinated Owls

Just got back home, had my first cup of coffee at 9am — 4 hours too late for me. Made me think of this:   Click to enlarge Source: Monkey Works

Category: Digital Media, Food and Drink

Audio: The Long And Happy Lives Of Lobsters

As best scientists can tell, lobsters age so gracefully they show no measurable signs of aging: no loss of appetite, no change in metabolism, no loss of reproductive urge or ability, no decline in strength or health. Lobsters, when they die, seem to die from external causes. (Full transcript here)   Source: The Long And…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend