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FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 11 2012

Posted by Marvin (admin) on Mar 11 2012
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FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 11 2012

News compiled by Marvin Leugering

You can also follow me @MarvinLeug

Founder of FoodBlogCT; Arsenal & Dortmund fan; B.Bus.Sci - Marketing graduate from UCT; currently completing my masters thesis on social media, consumer behaviour & tourism.

Friday, the 16th March

#FoodFact: The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia

SA Food labelling laws could backfire

New food labelling laws could mean consumers are given less information about products, it was reported on Thursday. [read more]

Anthony Bourdain: 'We are food pornographers'

"We are food pornographers ourselves," he said of his popular shows, "No Reservations" and "The Layover," which follow him around the globe in search of authentic, exotic regional grub. [read more]

McDonald's disclosed selling expired food in China

Beijing,May 15--McDonald's restaurants in China were exposed selling expired food, which fails to follow food processing instructions, according to an evening party of China Central Television (CCTV) for marking the World Consumer Right Day on March 15. [read more]

The water for men who can handle the raw awesomeness of minerals


Thursday, the 15th March

FoodFact: The Snickers bar was named after a horse the Mars family owned.


Fair Trade Products sees 75 Percent Sales Growth in the US

Sales of products with Fair Trade USA's seal of approval for ethics and sustainability rose 75 percent in the fourth quarter of last year over the first quarter of 2011, according to a recent report by retail research company SPINS. [read more]

The State of the Fast Food Nation

Schlosser mentions many alarming facts about obesity and health -- two thirds of the adults in the United States are obese or overweight, for example. Despite these, there are positive changes as well, believes Schlosser. [read more]

Farm murders in South Africa are strangling the food supply
South Africa is facing a potentially crippling food and job security crisis as crime drives farmers from their land, leaving tens of thousands of workers unemployed. [read more]

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food

Jamie's Ministry of Food in Rotherham said it has helped 10,000 people learn to cook since it launched in 2008 [read more]

Wednesday, the 14th March

#FoodFact: For months before his death, Elvis ate about 65,000 calories daily - the equivalent maximum recommended daily intake of 26 men.

Eating A Red Meat-Rich Diet Can Kill

Eating a red meat-rich diet not only raises cholesterol and blood pressure levels but can also have potentially lethal health risks, according to new research. [read more]

The 12 secrets of dining out with kids

In July, a Pennsylvania restaurant banned children under 6, crying or no crying. Even many restaurants with no bans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for families. [read more]

Work burnout tied to stressed eating

Women who are fed up with their jobs may be more likely to turn to food for comfort in times of stress, according to a Finnish study. [read more]

McDonald's Becoming a McBakery

When I say McDonald's what do you think? Greasy food, French fries, burgers ... that sort of stuff -- right? Well, it seems that Ronald McDonald and his calorie-loving friends at the home of the Golden Arches are working toward breaking that stereotype with their newest additions to the menu. [read more]

Tuesday, the 13th March

#FoodFact: Hedgehogs are lactose-intolerant

The Bleak Economics of Low-Skill Food Service Work

A great narrative Nona Willis article in 'Good surveys the life of the urban food service industry worker' and explores various efforts at labor organizing and the like. [read more]

Junk Food Taxes Gain Support Of United Nations

A recent report from Olivier de Schutter suggests that governments implement taxes on soda and junk food, a perennially contentious topic [read more]

Airline Food Is Getting Classy

The New York Times reports that airlines, in the midst of a downward market trend, are investing more in better in-flight food. [read more]

Food importer jailed for six years

An Irish food importer has been jailed for six years for a garlic scam which involved labeling Chinese garlic as apples. [read more]

Monday, the 12th March

#FoodFact:In ancient Rome, Flamingo tongues were a delicacy

Gardeners unite to grow food for the needy

Gardeners anxious to get their hands dirty thought Saturday about the taste of freshly picked vegetables and donating some of what they grow to needy people.[read more]

Salt-loving wheat could help ease food crisis

Plant scientists on Sunday said they had bred a strain of wheat that thrives in saline soils, boosting the quest to feed Earth's growing population at a time of water stress and climate change. [read more]

Indonesian Millionaire & Wine Collector Accused Of Passing Fake Bottles

An Indonesian millionaire who was once known as one of the world's up-and-coming collectors and dealers of rare wines was arrested Thursday and accused of trying to trick other wealthy buyers with more than $1.3 million worth of counterfeit bottles. [read more]

Celebrity chef Mario Batali to serve up $5.25M to restaurant workers
In what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind, celebrity chef Mario Batali agreed to pay $5.25 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging that he and his business partner violated the Fair Labor Standards Act through a tip-skimming policy at eight of their popular New York restaurants. [read more]


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