These 15 potentially dangerous supplement ingredients can cause health problems including organ damage, cancer, and cardiac arrest.
Chunky, creamy, or powdered? A nutritionist chimes in about powdered peanut butter.
Source: Powdered Peanut Butter | Prevention
I saw a huge plastic container of this stuff in the store the other week.
I also saw peanut butter flavored beer in another store this week.
Think I’ll stick with regular old fashioned salted roasted peanuts and a nice craft beer that tastes like…beer.
“I’ve seen cute little cleaner shrimp in aquariums and while scuba diving, but never expected to find one on a grocery shelf,’” said Dr. Kimberly Warner, report author and senior scientist at Oceana. “We really know very little about the shrimp we eat, and the information we do get may not be trustworthy. Consumers have a right to know more about the shrimp they purchase in order to make more responsible choices.”
Among the report’s other key findings include:
The most common species substitution was farmed whiteleg shrimp sold as “wild” shrimp and “Gulf” shrimp.
Forty percent of the 20 shrimp species or categories collected and identified were not previously known to be sold in the U.S.
No samples labeled as “farmed” were mislabeled, while over half of the samples labeled simply “shrimp” were actually a wild-caught species.
A banded coral “shrimp,” which is an aquarium pet not intended to be consumed as food, was found commingled with another unidentified shrimp in a bag of frozen salad-sized shrimp purchased in the Gulf.
Overall, 30% of over 400 shrimp products surveyed in grocery stores lacked information on country-of-origin, 29% lacked farmed/wild information and one in five did not provide either.
The majority of the 600 restaurant menus surveyed did not provide the diner with any information on the type of shrimp, whether it was farmed/wild or its origin.
The best article I’ve ever read about pork roll.
I was at the market the other day and I saw potted plants strategically located throughout the fresh produce section.
Why is the grocery store selling plants? Indoors, no less.
I really didn’t give it much more thought until I stumbled across this article in the local paper.
How cool is it to have an organic hydroponic farm in your town? Read the article and check out the video.
Kind of makes the earthquakes bearable.
$12 juice? Sure, I’ll take two.
An earlier version of this article misstated the average sum of money spent per day by Americans on food, as reported by Gallup. It is $21.57 per day for an American family, not for an individual.
Cobia was on the menu tonight at a local restaurant. Cobia? Thanks to this wonderful blog post, I know now a fish.
Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) in the wild. (Image Source: actionfishingcharters.com)
The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a carnivorous marine fish that can reach a maximum size of 6 feet (183 cm) and 150 pounds (68 kg), cruising reefs, piers and oil rigs for crabs, fish and other prey. Its large, broad head and almost shark-like body shape is unmistakable to sports anglers around the world.
Cobia are also farmed as food fish in China and Taiwan, and cobia aquaculture is under development in the United States as well. Now, researchers from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology have announced a breakthrough in cobia farming — by cultivating cobia using a purely vegetarian diet.
Carnivorous fish require proteins and oils from their animal diet in order to grow. As a result, aquaculture of carnivorous fish requires the use of food pellets created from grinding up small…
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Confused by beef? Don’t feel bad. I get confused constantly in the meat aisle. For example, I came across a Top Blade Roast this past week and immediately got confused. Top Blade Roast? Not a clue what it was. But the roast was on sale so I bought it. Now what do I do with it? After some determined internet research I learned Top Blade is Chuck.
During the course of my research I stumbled upon a great website run by a guy named Meathead.
Check it out and learn what a Denver Steak is.
That’s a pretty disturbing thought for anyone who’s followed the slew of stories regarding food safety failures in China in recent years. As we’ve on The Salt, this year alone, thousands of dead pigs turned up in the waters of Shanghai, rat meat was passed off as mutton and — perhaps most disconcerting for U.S. consumers — there was an outbreak of the H7N9 bird flu virus among live fowl in fresh meat markets.
The second link is not about nuggets. Watch your fish too.
The 4-pound lobster, which has five claws in a hand-like pattern on its left side and a normal claw on its right, would seem to be at an advantage if lobsters ever do go to war.
HT – Naked Capitalism