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Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy

Grass-fed milk can fetch up two-and-a-half times the price of conventional milk. Another factor is the squeeze that conventional dairy farmers have felt as the price of grain they feed their cows has gone up, tightening their profit margins. By replacing expensive grain feed with regenerative management practices — grazing animals on grasses coaxed from […]

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McDonald’s Calls Trump ‘Disgusting Excuse of a President’ in Tweet

This morning, the official @McDonaldsCorp Twitter account had a very interesting missive on its Twitter account. It read: “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.” The Tweet was not just sent into the wild, but also pinned to the top to the account’s page. […]

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The World’s First Lab-Grown Chicken Finger Was Just Unveiled

Vegans? How do we feel about this? The stuff, which was unveiled at a press event yesterday, is called “clean” because the meat is produced directly from self-reproducing cells, without the need to feed, breed, or slaughter animals. It’s also known as “cultured” or “in vitro” meat. David Kay, a business analyst at Memphis Meats, told MUNCHIES: “We […]

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The Deliciously Fishy Case of the “Codfather”

  The story of Carlos Rafael… The fake Russians met the Codfather on June 3, 2015, at an inconspicuous warehouse on South Front Street in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Codfather’s lair is a green and white building with a peaked roof, fishing gear strewn across a fenced-in backyard, and the words “Carlos Seafood” stamped above the […]

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Eating More — Or Less — Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death

  The conclusions from a new analysis of American dietary habits… “The good news is that we now understand which foods we need to target to prevent Americans from dying prematurely from cardiometabolic diseases,” says lead study author Renata Micha, a public health nutritionist and epidemiologist at the Friedman School at Tufts University. In 2012, […]

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Shamrock Shakes, And Their Cult Following, Explained

Every March, along with college basketball tournaments and the opportunity to misquote Julius Caesar, another seasonal tradition returns: the Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s. Despite not being the fast-food chain’s best-known (or best) limited-time product, the green beverage has garnered a cult following over the years — and has a surprisingly interesting backstory. Read on at Vox.

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New Data Shows Just How Unequal Tipping Can Be

In small restaurants where the average bill is around $10 per person, servers earning the federal tipped minimum wage have to wait about four tables an hour in order to make the equivalent of a $15/hr hourly wage, data from FiveThirtyEight shows. That’s assuming a 15 percent tip from tables of two. Meanwhile, servers who work at […]

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Is Organic Always Better? It’s Not as Clear-Cut as You Might Think.

  Do organic agriculture practices need to be improved? It’s easy to think that buying organic food helps to support local communities and protect the environment from the heavy hand of big agriculture. But the reality is not so clear cut. A detailed new analysis finds that organic farming is not always more upstanding than […]

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Some Neanderthals Were Vegetarian — And They Likely Kissed Our Human Ancestors

  Researchers are learning more about Neanderthal diets and lifestyles from dental plaques… Now, it’s no surprise that Neanderthals didn’t brush their teeth. Nor did they go to the dentist. That means bits of food and the microbes in their mouths just stayed stuck to their teeth. While not so good for dental hygiene, these […]

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Save Hide And Seek For The Playground: Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

  Why parents may want to refrain from hiding vegetables in their children’s food… When my daughter turned 1, a routine toe prick revealed that her iron levels were low. Because our family doesn’t eat much iron-rich red meat, the pediatrician advised that we feed our daughter spinach. Every. Single. Day. This was bad. My […]

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