A look under the hood at what makes all of us better.
January 27, 2018
Some Good Bits: Red Door Nutrition has blessed us with Pesto Meatballs. Stupid Easy Paleo has a simple recipe for Coconut Macaroons. Girls Gone WOD® Podcast features two badass ladies doing badass things. The Whole Life Challenge started – are you in?
Read: Mark Bittman talks to GQ(!) about meat eating. How, Why, Where, and How (Much $). And, apparently, it starts with the beef itself… #Knowledge
Read/Watch: Big money is getting behind “clean” meat by ending trips to the slaughterhouse. Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Google’s top execs, and more are investing in Memphis Meats and other companies who propose a healthier planet by making “plant-based meat.” But, some “lab meat” begins with muscle tissue from animals, right? So is it vegan? Vegetarian? I’m… so… confused.
In a blog post, Branson wrote, “I believe that in 30 years or so, we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone.”
Read: “The scariest thing at the movies isn’t Jason or Freddy Krueger… it’s popcorn,” The New York Times once wrote. They were being serious. National Popcorn Day was January 19, so we’re rewinding 24 years to the CSPI’s (Center for Science in the Public Interest) findings that popcorn was scarier than Mickey Rourke in a dramatic role. These findings were largely based on the use of coconut oil (saturated fats!) in the popping process. The popcorn industry shrugged it off. While popcorn sales declined a bit due to the shock value of the initial report, they rebounded after a year. My, how times have changed. In so, so many ways.
Read: Have the “Big Three” of the chicken industry conspired to jack up prices on broiler chickens? A second lawsuit, filed this past week in Chicago says so. Tyson, Perdue, and Koch are named in the suit, pointing to a conspiracy to sabotage hen and egg availability for the benefit of said companies – up to a 50% increase in pricing. Supply v. demand v. supply for the “hockey stick.”
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