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Vox: I get food stamps, and I’m not ashamed — I’m angry.

It makes me burn when people assume I could give something up and then I wouldn’t need assistance.” And there is a very good point within - one can’t forget the preparation time for so-called ‘healthy meals’. Having to be gluten free, I can tell you even without foodstamps I can fully understand this argument.

09/16/15 • 11:53 AM • EconomicsFoodHealthHuman RightsPersonalPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Western Digs: Cocoa, Caffeinated ‘Black Drink’ Were Widespread in Pre-Contact Southwest.

The results revealed that more than 20 percent of the ceramics contained traces of either cocoa or a potent concoction known as ‘black drink,’ made from yaupon holly, known to scientists as Ilex vomitoria.” Slamming the era’s “Red Bull”. The scientific moniker, vomitoria, does NOT sound promising, however.

09/08/15 • 10:56 AM • FoodHistoryScience • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: Red Wine, Good or Bad?

Sorry, the bottom line: “Despite red wine being linked with some health benefits, none of them are worthy of encouraging alcohol consumption.

09/06/15 • 09:30 AM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Pen Test Partners: Hacking DefCon 23’s IoT Village Samsung fridge.

Whilst the fridge implements SSL, it FAILS to validate SSL certificates, thereby enabling man-in-the-middle attacks against most connections.” No flying cars, but SSL in your refrigerator. Welcome to the future. Thanks, @emceeaich.

08/26/15 • 03:42 PM • DesignFoodGeneralHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: Aspartame, Good or Bad?

Safe. Unless, perhaps, you’re prone to headaches or a child susceptible to seizures. Didn’t seem to have any studies about what it might do to the gut biome - a concern these days. Sucralose plays hell with the gut.

08/20/15 • 10:08 AM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Roads & Kingdoms: 28 Cups of Coffee, 35 Bathroom Visits, and 6430 Calories.

Oh jeez. Read Blue Highways, and the pursuit of the mythical five-calendar diner. Seriously, Denny’s?

08/20/15 • 09:58 AM • FoodTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Washington Post: Scientists (sort of) settle debate on low-carb vs. low-fat diets.

OK, but muscle weighs more than fat. You have to do more than compare weights to judge results.

08/17/15 • 09:26 AM • FoodHealthScience • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: Decaf Coffee, Good or Bad?

Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.” Phew.

08/16/15 • 01:43 PM • FoodHealthScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The New Republic: The Military Is Making You Fat.

Fond memories of ‘Space Food Sticks.’ [Check the *amazing* effects work (not).]

08/12/15 • 12:54 PM • FoodHistory • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: The Art Of Drinking Absinthe, The Liquor Of Aesthetes.

In Five O’Clock Absinthe, the late-19th century poet Raoul Ponchon wrote that, if you have warm absinthe, boire du pissat d’âne ou du bouillon pointu — which translates, more or less, to ‘you might as well drink donkey’s urine or “enema broth”’ instead. So cold water it was.

08/10/15 • 11:38 AM • ArtsBooksFoodHealthHistoryTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Discover: Sugar, Not Salt, Is the Real Dietary Villain.

Sure to be an entertaining read. Even an incog window won’t let me see it. I agree, though. Sugar is just the worst ... especially in GF products. Stunning how much more sugar gets stuffed in GM treats. Nice to have bags of ginger cookies available ... munch, munch ... [eyes pop out of head, blood sugar surges] ... YEEEEOOOOWWWW ... half hour later, blood sugar tanks precipitously ... slugs on the pavement seem fast and tall.

08/06/15 • 10:00 AM • FoodHealthPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Lifehacker: This Infographic Shows What 25 Grams of Protein Looks Like.

Actually kind of handy. Many of these beat the 25 gram sweetener-filled protein bar.

07/31/15 • 04:29 PM • FoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: 7 Nutrients That You Can’t Get From Plant Foods.

Vegetarian and vegan diets may be very healthy for some people. However, there are a few important nutrients that are impossible to get from commonly consumed plant foods.” Take note, veggies.

07/21/15 • 01:00 PM • FoodHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: ‘The Great Fish Swap’ - How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply.

The Chinese love seafood. The Japanese, the Koreans, they love seafood. And they’re willing to pay top dollar for it. We just aren’t willing to do so. We want our food cheap and easy.Bleurgh. I was expecting a mention of monkfish, the fake-scallop of choice ...

07/17/15 • 02:33 PM • EconomicsFoodTravel • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Safety concerns may force removal of century-old tree in Sena Plaza.

Last Wednesday evening, a heavy, 10-foot branch fell, hitting a table in the courtyard and pinning a female restaurant patron to the ground.” Read the whole thing. Points more to neglected maintenance, than reason for yanking the tree, methinks.

07/08/15 • 01:18 PM • EnvironmentalFoodHealthHistorySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Authority Nutrition: 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Whey Protein.

Been consuming it for years. I’ve graduated to the purest, lowest-cost form I can find: Now Foods Whey Protein Isolate, Natural Unflavored.  Two scoops, a small teaspoon of instant coffee to knock back the flavor, milk. Blend. Done.

06/25/15 • 02:12 PM • ConsumptionFoodHealthPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Should Italy’s Prized Olive Groves Be Burned to the Ground?

The bad news, of course, is that as the trees are dying, so is a culture that has prevailed for millennia.

06/24/15 • 11:10 AM • FoodHistoryScienceTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Time: How to Stay Productive While Working From Home.

I’ll add some NM flavor. With our current heat wave, cook dinner at breakfast, in the cool of the morning.

06/22/15 • 11:28 AM • FoodHealthHome & LivingSmall Business • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

nakedcap: Are Locavores a Threat to Feeding the Planet Efficiently?

Interesting discussion. I wonder, if today’s cities had preplanned for local food production acreage, would CASTE still hold true?

Related, if you have login access.

06/18/15 • 11:19 AM • EconomicsFoodHome & Living • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Study shows many US canned goods still contain cancer-linked BPA.

Less than one-third of the 252 brands surveyed by EWG use BPA-free cans for all products. Of those companies questioned, 43% gave ‘ambiguous or incomplete’ answers to EWG queries. Some companies did not respond entirely.” I’ll assume you already know to check EWG for sunscreen recommends, yes?

06/03/15 • 10:55 AM • FoodGeneralHealth • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Why Washing Chicken Before Cooking Is Unsafe (Video).

Interesting! I’ve been a chicken-washer. Time to put that practice to bed.

06/02/15 • 10:48 AM • FoodHealthScience • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Selling the Desert’s Water-Conservation Lessons to the Rest of the World.

Sadly, unwisely, most of NM farmers still use flood irrigation.

05/28/15 • 10:25 AM • EnvironmentalFoodHistorySanta Fe LocalScienceTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: Radio signals puzzled astrophysicists for 17 years; solved.

Some long-term employee was opening a microwave oven while it was running.

I haven’t laughed this hard in at least a week.

05/05/15 • 02:58 PM • FoodScience • (5) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Zoku: Space Pop Molds.

Sold out? Dang. Reminds me of the Good Humor space pop.

04/28/15 • 09:58 AM • FoodHistoryPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

I love Epic Bison Bars ... but ...

This current batch is ... crunchy. Reminds me of a Thai “tendon salad”. I suppose they can’t all be perfect. Bleurk.

04/20/15 • 11:15 AM • FoodPersonal • (9) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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