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Wal-Mart Recalls Tainted Donkey Meat In China

Wal-Mart is recalling donkey meat at some of its stores in China. Donkey meat may not appeal to some Western palates, but in China they eat donkey. Tests revealed that donkey meat which was sold to Chinese consumers contained DNA of other animals. Wal-Mart’s China CEO, Greg Foran said, “We are deeply sorry for this whole affair. It is a deep …

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Social Factors Heavily Influence Food Habits, Shows Study

It’s often pointed out anecdotally that food portion sizes in the U.S. are larger than those in other countries, which could contribute to the country’s increasing obesity epidemic. Now a new study has shown that this and other social factors might actually contribute to the food choices made by everyone. The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of …

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Hottest Pepper on Earth Grown in South Carolina

Last month the Guinness Book of World Records deemed the Fort Mill, South Carolina-grown Carolina Reaper pepper to be the hottest on earth, ending a 4-year debate on the matter. The bumpy, oily, bright red fruit, which resembles the shape of a scorpion tail at the base, is grown by Ed Currie, and is nearly as hot as most standard …

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FDA to Require Food Supply Protections

Most food scares in the U.S. are caused by negligence or accidents, not someone intentionally poisoning a large amount of food. The latter scenario might seem more like the scheme of a comic book villain, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued a proposed rule to curb the possibility of such a scenario from happening. The …

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Almost All Chicken Breasts Shown to Contain Harmful Bacteria

Chicken is one of the most widely eaten meats in the U.S. and around the world, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. Consumer Reports this week revealed the results of its recent tests of meat and poultry, showing that nearly all of the U.S. chicken breasts it tested were contaminated with some sort of harmful bacteria. …

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Razor Blade Croissant, A Not-So Delicious Discovery

Imagine you’re enjoying a tasty Dunkin Donuts croissant when suddenly you notice it tastes funny. That “funny taste” is a combination of pain and blood. The croissant you just bit into? It turns out to be filled jagged bits of metal. That’s what Priscilla Salas is claiming happened to her this past week. Salas says she bought a croissant from …

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FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

The practice of using antibiotics in farm animals has been debated for decades now. Farms will often put antimicrobials into the feed or water of animals bound for the dinner table to enable faster growth using less feed. Critics have argued that these antibiotics could have a dangerous effect on humans who eat the animals, and the U.S. government is …

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David Chang: Let’s Raise $6B on Kickstarter and Buy the Redskins

Could the Washington Redskins’ name controversy, front office troubles, and generally horrendous football woes be solved with a new, crowdsourced owner? World-famous chef and successful restaurateur David Chang (of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko, and many more) has an interesting plan and it involves Kickstarter. Check this out: I''m going to try and raise $6 billion …

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Aspartame is Deemed Safe in Colas By Europe

After Coca-Cola America president Steve Cahillane acknowledged that Diet Coke sales were down because of artificial sweeteners back in October, the European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) has announced that the use of aspartame to sweeten Diet Coke and other colas is absolutely safe. The FDA has deemed aspartame safe for a long time, but maybe people will be less concerned …

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Cannibal Sandwiches Are Slammed by Health Officials

After a Wisconsin holiday tradition of eating “cannibal sandwiches” was linked to an E. coli outbreak last year, health officials are begging people to refrain from eating the sandwiches. Before you get too grossed out, the cannibal sandwiches are made using raw ground beef. That still has a pretty high gross factor, but at least we’re not talking about the …

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Restaurant Offers Insane Discount If People Just Turn Off Their Damn Phones

One restaurant owner in Abu Ghosh, just outside of Jerusalem, is taking a stand against distracted eating. In “wow that’s great, but aren’t you running a business?” news, the owner of Abu Ghosh is offering anyone who completely shuts down their phone during dining 50% off the entire meal. Yep, 50%. Apparently, he’s not collecting phones at the door – …

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You Can Now Eat Your Instagram Photos, Thank God

At its core, Instagram takes an analog process and places it firmly in the digital realm. To then take those filtered images and put them on something tangible, that you can hold in your hand, may seem odd to some people. But what if you could eat them? Yes, eat your Instagram photos. Well, now you can. A new service …

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