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October 17, 2013
15:15 // 6 months ago
October 1, 2013

New U.N. report reveals startling world hunger numbers

  • 1 in 8 the number of people around the world believed to be currently going hungry, according to estimates from a new United Nations report, published on Tuesday.
  • 842 million are currently believed to suffer from chronic hunger. While that’s down from a similar report in the early ’90s, 17 percent to 12 percent, the United Nations now believes that many countries will fail to meet their goal to cut hunger in half by 2015. source
16:15 // 6 months ago
September 24, 2013
Burger King is offering new, low-fat french fries in locations across the country, in a move that the chain hopes will increase Burger King’s appeal with healthy eaters. The new Satisfries (did you groan too?) apparently contain 40% less fat than McDonald’s fries, but they still have 190 calories per “value-sized” order. Of course, not everyone seems to be treating the new Satisfries as a healthy snack. Anybody think these will actually catch on? source

Burger King is offering new, low-fat french fries in locations across the country, in a move that the chain hopes will increase Burger King’s appeal with healthy eaters. The new Satisfries (did you groan too?) apparently contain 40% less fat than McDonald’s fries, but they still have 190 calories per “value-sized” order. Of course, not everyone seems to be treating the new Satisfries as a healthy snack. Anybody think these will actually catch on? source

14:43 // 6 months ago
September 15, 2013
This isn’t going to be easy. In fact, it’s going to be incredibly hard. I haven’t even felt the first pangs of hunger, and I’m already gaining a whole new perspective into challenges that so many people in this country face in dealing with food insecurity – from the embarrassment of having to leave items at the register to the diligence and ongoing calculation required to constantly prioritize and rank every purchase and potential purchase, big and small.
CEO of Panera Bread Ron Shaich starts his seven day challenge of living off of U.S. food stamps. 
14:30 // 7 months ago
September 7, 2013

There’s arsenic in brown rice, but don’t freak out, guys.

  • 160ppm the level of arsenic in brown rice (in parts per million), according to a recent test by the Food and Drug Administration. While that level is far higher than is the maximum alotted for water (10 parts per million), but we drink way more water than we eat rice, so it’s still not dangerous, the FDA says. The agency recommends that we simply diversify the grains we eat—no big deal. source
11:36 // 7 months ago
August 10, 2013
10:59 // 8 months ago
August 6, 2013
The New Breakfast Taco: The Los Angeles Times reports Taco Bell will soon be increasing the number of stores offering the waffle taco that the company launched in southern California earlier this year. Taco Bell’s new waffle taco has apparently become the top-selling breakfast item at all five locations where it’s currently offered, and will soon be offered at an additional 100 stores in Fresno, Omaha and Chattanooga. Personally, we’ll be sticking to Popeye’s for our fast-food waffle fix. Chicken and waffles on-the-go? Yes, please. source

The New Breakfast Taco: The Los Angeles Times reports Taco Bell will soon be increasing the number of stores offering the waffle taco that the company launched in southern California earlier this year. Taco Bell’s new waffle taco has apparently become the top-selling breakfast item at all five locations where it’s currently offered, and will soon be offered at an additional 100 stores in Fresno, Omaha and Chattanooga. Personally, we’ll be sticking to Popeye’s for our fast-food waffle fix. Chicken and waffles on-the-go? Yes, please. source

17:45 // 8 months ago
July 19, 2013
Hot Pockets, which just turned 30, is trying to appeal to you, hipster. 

Hot Pockets, which just turned 30, is trying to appeal to you, hipster. 

9:37 // 9 months ago
July 11, 2013
The world likes quinoa, but there’s a big problem: Supply-chain issues worldwide are driving up the cost. Wonkblog has a really interesting look at the problem, one which has led some quinoa-friendly food chains to stop carrying it, at least temporarily.

The world likes quinoa, but there’s a big problem: Supply-chain issues worldwide are driving up the cost. Wonkblog has a really interesting look at the problem, one which has led some quinoa-friendly food chains to stop carrying it, at least temporarily.

20:12 // 9 months ago
May 22, 2013
nedhepburn:

latimes:

How to solve world hunger with pizza
The idea of a universal food synthesizer sounds like something straight out of the Jetsons or Star Trek, but thanks to a $125,000 grant from NASA, a 3-D food printer may become a reality.
Anjan Contractor, a senior mechanical engineer at Systems and Materials Research Corporation, is already working on bringing the idea to fruition.
NASA’s interested because storing the various ingredients as a power greatly extends their shelf life for lengthy travel through space, but Contractor wants to keep all of the recipes open source, so the general public could eventually benefit as well.
So how will the pizza be made?

Pizza will be one of the first items printed because of its natural layers of ingredients. First, a layer of dough will be printed and baked at the same time using a heated plate at the bottom of the printer. A layer of tomato base will follow — made of powder, water and oil — then a protein layer will top the pizza.

Read more over at the Daily Dish.
Photo: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Glendale News Press

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Defense Distributed, why couldn’t you have been “Dough Distributed”?

nedhepburn:

latimes:

How to solve world hunger with pizza

The idea of a universal food synthesizer sounds like something straight out of the Jetsons or Star Trek, but thanks to a $125,000 grant from NASA, a 3-D food printer may become a reality.

Anjan Contractor, a senior mechanical engineer at Systems and Materials Research Corporation, is already working on bringing the idea to fruition.

NASA’s interested because storing the various ingredients as a power greatly extends their shelf life for lengthy travel through space, but Contractor wants to keep all of the recipes open source, so the general public could eventually benefit as well.

So how will the pizza be made?

Pizza will be one of the first items printed because of its natural layers of ingredients. First, a layer of dough will be printed and baked at the same time using a heated plate at the bottom of the printer. A layer of tomato base will follow — made of powder, water and oil — then a protein layer will top the pizza.

Read more over at the Daily Dish.

Photo: Cheryl A. Guerrero / Glendale News Press

 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Defense Distributed, why couldn’t you have been “Dough Distributed”?

10:40 // 10 months ago