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Why Eating Junk Food Makes You Want Even More

June 22, 2011 11:55 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The Daily Mail is reporting a study indicating that fatty junk food annihilates the brain cells responsible for controlling weight, which may be the reason why overweight people find it extra hard to drop the pounds. When scientists fed rats …

Would You Eat A ‘Crapburger’?

June 21, 2011 11:55 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A researcher for the Environmental Assessment Center in Japan has created a new “meat” that is made by extracting protein and fat from “sewage mud,” or, in other words, human excrement. The dish is potentially much more environmentally friendly, but …

Will It Fry? Man Sells Fried Kool-Aid At County Fair

June 20, 2011 11:05 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

An avid Kool-Aid fan decides to try frying up a mixture of flour, water and cherry Kool-Aid. 

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Kids’ Lemonade Stand Shut Down, Fined $500 At U.S. Open

June 17, 2011 10:58 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to WUSA in Maryland, one parent said the kids were denied “the American dream” after officials shut down their lemonade stand outside the U.S. Open and fined the group $500 for not having a permit. To make matters worse, … 

Is The Oreo Design A Freemason Conspiracy?

June 16, 2011 11:32 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

An article posted by The Atlantic discusses the intricate design history of the Oreo cookie. Apparently, some Oreo fans have speculated that parts of the cookie’s design may stem from symbols used by the Knights Templar as well as the …

Ice Cream Shop Sells Cicada Ice Cream

June 10, 2011 12:01 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream in Missouri was asked to stop selling its cicada ice cream, despite the fact it was wildly popular with customers. The treat debuted June 1 and sold out within hours. Cicadas were collected by shop employees, …

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Coffee Linked To Hallucinations

June 9, 2011 2:29 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A recent study suggests that heavy coffee drinkers may be more likely to experience auditory hallucinations. In other words, they hear things that aren’t there. Participants put on headphones and were told to push a buzzer any time they heard … 

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The One-In-A-Million Blue Lobster

June 8, 2011 11:26 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A blue lobster was recently caught off the coast of Prince Edward Island. Blue lobsters are very rare, only about one in a million. The blue hue comes courtesy of a genetic defect, but if a blue lobster is cooked, …

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A Comical Look At The New MyPlate

June 7, 2011 10:43 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Stephen Colbert gives his comical take on the USDA’s new MyPlate food guidelines.

Scientists Discover New MRSA Superbug In Cow’s Milk

June 3, 2011 10:51 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Reuters is reporting that scientists have found a new, ultra-powerful strain of MRSA in cow’s milk in swab samples from humans. What’s most alarming is that this particular strain cannot be detected by standard tests and is resistant to antibiotics. … 

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Move Over Cell Phones; Pickles Linked To Cancer, Too

June 2, 2011 11:55 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to Slate, the World Health Organization has linked frequent pickle consumption to a type of esophageal cancer. Researchers are suspecting that the fungi responsible for the fermentation process in pickle making may be to blame. So you can add … 

From Pyramid To Plate: New Food Guide Revealed

June 2, 2011 11:49 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

The USDA has officially unveiled its new dinner plate food guidelines which focuses on balancing calories, eating more fruits and vegetables and reducing sodium. 

From Pyramid To Plate

May 31, 2011 12:48 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to the NY Times, the Obama administration is set to unveil a replacement for the current food pyramid: a dinner plate half-filled with fruits and vegetables. The administration hopes it will serve as a simple reminder that will help …

Microbiologist: You’ve Been Eating Crap, Really

May 25, 2011 11:20 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to The Vancouver Sun, Americans are likely regularly consuming feces in their food. Microbiologist Michael Doyle says imported food from developing countries often contains fecal matter, especially seafood and fresh produce.  Doyle says food produces in China often use … 

Consumers Willing To Pay For Safe Food

May 24, 2011 11:47 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to a new survey, 66 percent of consumers support the additional funding needed for the FDA to ramp up its food safety efforts. They’ll even pay more for their food if that’s what it takes. Seventy-four percent of shoppers …

Coffee Or Tea: Which Is Better?

May 20, 2011 11:56 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

An infographic was recently posted comparing the health benefits of coffee and tea.  Coffee has been in the news a lot lately, with reports that it may decrease the risk of stroke in women and that drinking it could help … 

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Massachusetts Tries To Ban Lazy Cakes

May 19, 2011 11:41 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

According to NY Daily News, two Massachusetts towns are attempting to ban the sale of Lazy Cakes, “relaxation” brownies that contain melatonin.  The towns became concerned after hearing reports of children eating Lazy Cakes and then ending up in the …

What Does Your Cell Phone Have To Do With The Food Supply?

May 19, 2011 10:03 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Cell phones have come a long way since the first clunky models debuted more than half a century ago. And like all developing technology, cell phones have had their share of critics, such as those who … 

Wisconsin Man Eats 25,000th Big Mac

May 18, 2011 11:47 am | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

A Wisconsin man has been eating a Big Mac every day since 1972, and reportedly was set to eat his 25,000th burger yesterday. He even has the receipts and displays to prove his obsession, which will be present at the … 

Horse Meat Scandal Hits Canada

May 16, 2011 12:27 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing

Tonight’s episode of Top Chef Canada is featuring a classic French dish in which one of the contestants has to use horse meat. News of this episode is spreading across Canada like wildfire, and a lot of people are upset. …

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