FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 16 2012
|News compiled by Marvin Leugering
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Founder of FoodBlogCT; Arsenal & Dortmund fan; B.Bus.Sci - Marketing graduate from UCT; currently completing my masters thesis on social media, consumer behaviour & tourism.
Thursday, the 19th of April
#FoodFact: Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber.
Wine Prices on the Up!
U.S. consumers are going to be faced with a choice this year: pay more for a bottle of domestic wine, settle for lower quality, or buy cheaper imports, the Silicon Valley Bank forecast on Tuesday. [read more]
Manager forced to serve 'expired chicken' at KFC
The term "green chicken" is pretty stomach-turning, especially when you learn it might have been purposely served to customers at an Oregon KFC, according to a lawsuit filed this week. [read more]
Christians fight SA religious food labels
A Christian voluntary organisation is taking the government to court over its new regulations allowing a wide range of food packaging to be religiously certified and to carry religious signs, such as the halaal certification mark, without regulating the labelling. [read more]
North Korea defiant as US cancels food assistance
North Korea broke off an agreement to halt testing of nuclear devices and long-range missiles after the United States cancelled food assistance to the totalitarian regime following last week's botched rocket launch. [read more]
Wednesday, the 18th of April
#FoodFact: The same chemicals that give tart cherries their color may relieve pain better than aspirin and ibuprofen in humans.
Meat Is Brain Food
A vegan diet centered on whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and legumes is certainly healthier than the modern American diet of processed foods laden with sugars, salt and hydrogenated fats. However, veganism’s total exclusion of animal nutrients poses some serious problems for the human body. [read more]
Study: Organic Shoppers Give in to Fast Food Temptations
A new study from local market consumer research firm Scarborough reveals that Health-Conscious Consumers, defined as American adults who belong to a gym and buy local or organic food, make up nine percent (21M) of the American adult (age 18+) population. [read more]
Canada's fast food ranks among saltiest in the world
French fries sold at major fast-food chains in Canada contain more than double the amount of salt of those sold at U.S. locations, states a new international study that found salt levels in fast foods varied significantly in different countries. [read more]
Why businesses should turn their food waste into compost
Companies large and small can do more to ensure that leftovers from cafeterias and catered events don't end up as landfill. [read more]
Tuesday, the 17th of April
#FoodFact: Popcorn pops because water is stored in a small circle of soft starch in each kernel.
5 Signs You've Picked A Bad Restaurant
In the New Year, you'll be confronted with a whirlwind of new and unfamiliar dining options hungry for business. Burgers and meatballs will fly, but keep alert and you can avoid the most tragic meals. Here's when to back away. [read more]
Is knowing too much about our food bad for our apettite?
“What do you have to hide?” is the new battle cry for food activists, said Amanda Hitt, a director at the Government Accountability Project, a group that protects whistleblowers. [read more]
How food aid undermines Kim Jong Un
On Friday, State Department spokesman Mark Toner announced that after North Korea’s failed but highly provocative long-range missile test, the U.S. would not provide “nutritional assistance” to the troubled state as contemplated by an agreement announced February 29. [read more]
Celebrity diets: don't try this at home
As so many controversies do these days, it started with a tweet. "Just killed back-to-back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #Pop SingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay", tweeted Lady Gaga to her 22 million followers earlier this week. [read more]
Monday, the 16th of April
#FoodFact: It is believed that coconut water can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.
Taste of Cape Town Menus.
Which dishes will you give a try? [read more]
Cheese auctioned for $8,400.
24-pound Dutch cheese named the best in the world last month has been auctioned off for $8,400, or $350 per pound, in Wisconsin. [read more]
Lickable Wallpaper: Tasty Treat In London Elevator.
he concept of lickable wallpaper is nothing new, thanks to Willy Wonka. But it hasn't exactly spread like wildfire. After all, what about all those germs? [read more]
Demonise junk food for the sake of our children
We must educate children properly about nutrition if we are to stand a chance of altering the statistics on obesity. [read more]