Posts filed under “Food and Drink”

Mediterranean Diet: The Benefits of Olive Oil

Fascinating study about the Mediterranean diet:

Mediterranean Diet Shown to Ward Off Heart Attack and Stroke
When Diet Meets Delicious
A Healthy Diet That Includes, Yes, Chocolate

Category: Food and Drink, Video

Big Food Is Making Us Sick

Giant Food Corporations Work Hand-In-Glove With Corrupt Government Agencies To Dish Up Cheap, Unhealthy Food   The Independent reports that small farmers are being challenged by food companies are becoming insanely concentrated: Increasingly, a handful of multinationals are tightening their grip on the commodity markets, with potentially dramatic effects for consumers and food producers alike. ***…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Think Tank

How is Genetically-Engineered Meat Tested?

Genetically-Engineered Meat Isn’t Tested for Human Safety Because It’s Treated as an “Animal Drug” Painting by Anthony Freda: Eater Beware USA Today reported last October that the FDA doesn’t even test the safety of genetically engineered food: Q: Does the FDA test these foods before they’re allowed on the market? A: No. Instead there…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Regulation, Think Tank

Lalanne Hippo Bar

How cool is this Lalanne hippo bar by artist  Francois Xavier? It can be yours for the low low price of $135k, auctioned off at Christies.   via Vogue

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

No Till Farming Practices

    Interesting discussion regarding new ways to plant and fertilize: The most popular fuel-reducing strategy involves a radically new way of planting seeds. Instead of breaking up the ground with a plow to plant seeds, no-till farming leaves the remains of last year’s crop on the surface. Drills punch through this mat of vegetation…Read More

Category: Energy, Food and Drink


That’s what a hamburger’s all about. Five Guys is toast. I love their burgers, but I’m done with the place. It’s the over-the-top loud music and the can’t-give-a-shit employees. Just try to get them to turn the 80′s hits down, it’s impossible, someone at headquarters set the dB level, which is enough to get them…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Think Tank

UNL Drought Outlook/Monitor

click for complete site   The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Drought Monitor is tracking the farmland conditions across the United States. They have both a short term and long term tracking indicators at the site as well   Hat tip Ron Griess  

Category: Digital Media, Food and Drink

The Great Drought of 2012 Driving Food Prices Higher

Less than one month into the Summer, The Great & Terrible Drought of 2012 drought looks like the worst single national farm & water crisis since 1934 — and its getting worse every day. The NYTimes writes: “What is particularly striking about this dry spell is its breadth. Fifty-five percent of the continental United States…Read More

Category: Cycles, Food and Drink, Science

The Illusion Of Choice…

Click to enlarged graphic: Source: via Policy Mic

Category: Data Analysis, Food and Drink

60 Minutes: Toxic Sugar

Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.

Is sugar toxic?

If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. Some physicians go so far as to call sugar a toxin.


Category: Food and Drink, Science, Video