What's for Breakfast? How About Some Monsanto Weed Killer?
Measurable levels of glyphosate (aka Roundup) show up in almost half of breakfast foods-- including organic breakfast foods-- tested in this study. The cage-free organic eggs they tested exceeded federal limits for this chemical.
US Government to Crack Down on Imported Olive Oil Fraud
I guess I missed the memo. Apparently regulators have been aware for some years that cheaper, nutritionally inferior, or adulterated oils are being passed off and bottled as extra-virgin olive oil by foreign producers, often under the influence of the Italian mafia.
Chobani Could Make Some of Its Workers Millionaires
I had mistakenly assumed that Chobani was just another brand name under the big umbrella of one of the handful of big food companies, like Kraft or General Mills. Not so. Chobani was founded only 11 years ago by Hamdi Ulukaya, a former sheep dairy farmer from Turkey, who moved to NYC in 1994 to study, and ended up buying an old Kraft yogurt plant with an SBA loan. And his yogurt is taking over the world. I feel a little better now about buying it so regularly.
If You Are What You Eat, America is Allrecipes
Worth reading just for this: "...at a time when readers of aspirational food websites are used to images of impossibly perfect dishes—each microgreen artfully placed by some tweezer-wielding stylist—Allrecipes offers amateur snaps of amateur meals. The site is awash with close-ups of sludgy-looking soups; photos of stuffed peppers that look like they’ve been captured in the harsh, unforgiving light of a public washroom; and shot after shot documenting the myriad ways that melted cheese can congeal."
I think of that "public washroom" remark every time I post flash photography on this site.