FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 15 2012
Friday, the 13th of April
#FoodFact: Eating Cabbage brings good fortune. Happy Friday, the 13th!
Jamie Oliver Foundation Announces Inaugural Food Revolution Day
The Jamie Oliver Foundation is announcing its first-ever Food Revolution Day, a global day of action to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food. Thousands of people worldwide will participate in events to raise awareness on preventing diet-related diseases, and to arm people with the knowledge and tools to make healthier food choices. [read more]
The Best Lines From Food Blogging For Dummies
On April 17th, Wiley Publishing will foist upon the masses Food Blogging For Dummies. The author, Kelly Senyei, runs the blog Just A Taste and works at Gourmet Live. [read more]
McDonald’s restaurants raise money to help sick Children and their Families
Two McDonald’s restaurants in Perris raised more money to help sick children and their families than any of the other 650 franchises in Southern California. [read more]
Fast Food’s Slow Exit From Hospitals
On one side of a wall inside the Truman Medical Center cafeteria in Kansas City, Mo., the menu features low-calorie, low-fat and low-sodium meals. On the other side of the wall is a McDonald’s, featuring hamburgers and french fries. [read more]
Thursday, the 12th of April
#FoodFact: Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
60 percent of consumers prefer restaurants that recycle
Restaurants nationwide are starting to put environmental issues at the top of their menus. The National Restaurant Association reported last year that 65 percent of restaurant operators have recycling programs in place, 60 percent of consumers prefer restaurants that recycle and 51 percent of diners will even pay more to eat at an eco-friendly restaurant. [read more]
Coke Machine Takes Hugs Instead Of Money
A great hug can mean warmth, safety, comfort and a bunch of other mushy feelings. The only thing that could possible make it better? A free Coke. [read more]
SA students love food, brands, booze
About R33bn will be spent by South African university, college and technikon students this year - and 85% of it has nothing to do with textbooks. [read more]
World food prices keep on rising says UN
Global food prices rose in March for a third successive month, driven by gains in grains and vegetable oils, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Thursday, putting food inflation firmly back on the economic agenda. [read more]
Wednesday, the 11th of April
#FoodFact: Eating a packet of crisps a day is equivalent to drinking five liters of cooking oil a year.
Pesticides put Salmon Species in Jeopardy
A draft federal evaluation has found that three more common pesticides used on home lawns and agricultural crops jeopardize the survival of West Coast salmon. [read more]
North Korea Rocket Launch means no Food Aid
The White House bluntly warned North Korea on Tuesday that going ahead with a long-range rocket launch would mean an end to planned American food aid to the secretive and starvation-plagued country. [read more]
Fastest Growing Liquor Brands
Some of the more established Top 250 brands were affected by the recession and may now be experiencing a somewhat slower growth pace than prior to the recession. Others, however, are enjoying tremendous gains as they tap into various consumer trends. [read more]
Economic Theory plots a Course for Good Food
Take a renowned economist to lunch, and you learn a few things. For instance, if you dine where children are among the patrons, you can count on bad food. Children are, in fact, one of the reasons American food got so bad. The other reason? Prohibition. [read more]
Tuesday, the 10th of April
#FoodFact: America's best selling ice cream flavor is vanilla.
Defining "Fresh Fruit" for Law Suit
The dispute sets Fresh Del Monte against Del Monte Foods. Under the terms of two licensing agreements between the two companies, Fresh Del Monte has the right to sell “fresh fruit, while Del Monte Foods has the right to sell canned and preserved fruits. [read more]
Most common Types of Food Fraud
The April issue of the Journal of Food Science analyzes the most adulterated ingredients -- in other words, the most common instances of food fraud. [read more]
Eggs: the new super-food?
They're rich in vitamins and minerals and have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. Could eggs be the new super-food? [read more]
Happy Meal Lawsuit Dismissed
A San Francisco judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against McDonald's over the restaurant chain's marketing of its signature Happy Meals, according to court documents. [read more]
|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.
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