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May 1, 2014
newsweek:

Why American Apples Just Got Banned in Europe | Mother Jones
Back in 2008, European Food Safety Authority began pressing the chemical industry to provide safety information on a substance called diphenylamine, or DPA.
Widely applied to apples after harvest, DPA prevents “storage scald”—brown spots that “becomes a concern when fruit is stored for several months,” according to Washington State University, reporting from the heartland of industrial-scale apple production.

The problems with mass food production, vol. 253,261.

newsweek:

Why American Apples Just Got Banned in Europe | Mother Jones

Back in 2008, European Food Safety Authority began pressing the chemical industry to provide safety information on a substance called diphenylamine, or DPA.

Widely applied to apples after harvest, DPA prevents “storage scald”—brown spots that “becomes a concern when fruit is stored for several months,” according to Washington State University, reporting from the heartland of industrial-scale apple production.

The problems with mass food production, vol. 253,261.

18:19 // 3 months ago
February 16, 2013
No, this guy isn’t going to fix your iPad. In fact, his shop had to change its name because they were getting inundated with support calls. Seriously. “Over the last 12 months I have been inundated with calls and it has reached as many as 25 a week,” the British shop’s owner, Geoff Fisher, told a local newspaper. (photo via Wroxham Barns website)

No, this guy isn’t going to fix your iPad. In fact, his shop had to change its name because they were getting inundated with support calls. Seriously. “Over the last 12 months I have been inundated with calls and it has reached as many as 25 a week,” the British shop’s owner, Geoff Fisher, told a local newspaper. (photo via Wroxham Barns website)

20:57 // 1 year ago
November 21, 2011
So … Ezra Klein did the math on last week’s school lunch story, which created the "pizza is a vegetable" meme, and found that if you put the USDA-recommended one-eighth of a cup of tomato paste side-by-side with a half a cup of fruit, the results are actually pretty comparable. How about that? “Measuring fruit and vegetable servings by volume is a bit of an odd convention in the first place,” Klein notes. “When it comes to calories and nutrients, they’re really all over the map.” Problem is, of course, that the pizza is still attached to the bread and the cheese, while the apple is attached to nothing but goodness.

So … Ezra Klein did the math on last week’s school lunch story, which created the "pizza is a vegetable" meme, and found that if you put the USDA-recommended one-eighth of a cup of tomato paste side-by-side with a half a cup of fruit, the results are actually pretty comparable. How about that? “Measuring fruit and vegetable servings by volume is a bit of an odd convention in the first place,” Klein notes. “When it comes to calories and nutrients, they’re really all over the map.” Problem is, of course, that the pizza is still attached to the bread and the cheese, while the apple is attached to nothing but goodness.

10:39 // 2 years ago