Category: food

A person would have to eat 300 hamburgers or a refrigerator full…

A person would have to eat 300 hamburgers or a refrigerator full of food just to match the equivalent of what hummingbirds consume to survive every day. Hummingbirds are the world’s hungriest birds.

Britain’s black tomatoes contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant…

Britain’s black tomatoes contain anthocyanins, an antioxidant believed to help fight cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

We use the terms ‘white meat’ and ‘dark meat’ because…

We use the terms ‘white meat’ and ‘dark meat’ because the Victorians were prudes. In the early 1800s, people found it vulgar to say the words ‘leg,’ ‘thigh,’ or ‘breast’ (especially around women), so they had to find more ‘appropriate’ phrases to use when talking about their meat.

Pet food tasters (humans) is actually a real job. An entry…

Pet food

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(humans) is actually a real job. An entry level position in the quality department would typically pay about $30,000 a year, while an ‘experienced professional’ could draw up to $75,000.

In 2013, police busted a meat packing plant in China that was…

In 2013, police busted a meat packing plant in China that was selling 20 tons of chicken meat slaughtered in 1967. It had been treated with hydrogen peroxide to make it look presentable in markets and stores.

A guy made a fictional restaurant the #1 restaurant in London by…

A guy made a fictional restaurant the #1 restaurant in London by using trip advisor and fake reviews. He then set up tables in his yard and served microwaved food. The customers gave excellent feedback.

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under…

Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood obesity rates.

Eggs from hens raised on pastures “contain twice as much…

Eggs from hens raised on pastures “contain twice as much vitamin E and long-chain omega-3 fats, 2.5-fold more total omega-3 fatty acids, and less than half the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids” than eggs from commercial hens.

Scientists aren’t just working on lab-grown meat, but…

Scientists aren’t just working on lab-grown meat, but lab-grown milk as well, which will yield vegan-friendly cheese, butter, and ice cream, and also reduce the carbon footprint of the dairy industry.

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Some breakfast cereals, like Wheaties, are fortified with enough…

Some breakfast cereals, like Wheaties, are fortified with enough iron that individual flakes can be lifted and carried using common magnets.