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How the USDA’s new ‘chicken rule’ could change what you eat, and how it’s inspected

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Oct 3, 2014, 12:53 AM (5 replies)

Tasty or addictive? Chinese restaurant serves noodles laced with opium poppy

Hong Kong (CNN) -- The noodles were not just tasty. They were addictive.
A Chinese noodle vendor in northern Shaanxi province has been detained for 10 days after admitting he added powdered poppy plant — from which opium is made --- to his dishes to keep customers coming back, Chinese media has reported.

The owner said that he bought 4 catty (2kg) of the substance for 600 yuan ($98) in August. He said he added it to his food to make it taste better and to improve his business, the Huashangbao paper reported.

Snip:

It added that lacing food with opium poppy was not uncommon in China, with similar cases in 2010 and 2012.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/24/world/asia/china-noodles/index.html?iref=obnetwork

It's the ultimate comfort food.


Posted by Seedersandleechers | Wed Sep 24, 2014, 08:09 PM (5 replies)

Why are shallots so expensive?

Why are shallots so expensive?

$5.95# where I live in the midwest, and it's been expensive for a very long time. I came upon this reply to the question above from yahoo answer and couldn't find any data to back up the notion that growing shallots commercially in the US is illegal.


HALFWAY-to-ITALIA answered 5 years ago

Shallots are more expensive than the regular yellow onion because, truthfully, of politics. As you probably know shallots are not grown in the US for a variety of reasons. The first being they simply do not grow too well here. Second, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US (I will get to this in a minute) And finally, it is much cheaper to import them from other countries.

As stated, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US. This is mostly because of the harmful growing conditions of shallots. When sunlight interacts with the roots of the shallot plant, nitrogen dioxide is released into the air (a very small amount) However, when nitrogen dioxide comes into contact with water, hydrochloric acid is formed, which is very dangerous. Now this does not affect the shallot, but the farmers. The danger that is present in the growing of shallots is enough reason for the US to prohibit commercial growing of shallots and for them to be very expensive. I hope I answered your question!
And by the way you can substitute regular yellow onions with shallots, its completely fine.

Have a great day!


Source:

20+ years in the farming industry



https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090930151637AA1uaLy
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 01:06 PM (8 replies)

Why are shallots so expensive?

$5.95 were I live in the midwest, and it's been expensive for a very long time. I came upon this reply to the question above from yahoo answer and couldn't find any data to back up the notion that growing shallots commercially in the US is illegal.


HALFWAY-to-ITALIA answered 5 years ago

Shallots are more expensive than the regular yellow onion because, truthfully, of politics. As you probably know shallots are not grown in the US for a variety of reasons. The first being they simply do not grow too well here. Second, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US (I will get to this in a minute) And finally, it is much cheaper to import them from other countries.
As stated, the commercial growing of shallots is prohibited in the US. This is mostly because of the harmful growing conditions of shallots. When sunlight interacts with the roots of the shallot plant, nitrogen dioxide is released into the air (a very small amount) However, when nitrogen dioxide comes into contact with water, hydrochloric acid is formed, which is very dangerous. Now this does not affect the shallot, but the farmers. The danger that is present in the growing of shallots is enough reason for the US to prohibit commercial growing of shallots and for them to be very expensive.
I hope I answered your question!
And by the way you can substitute regular yellow onions with shallots, its completely fine.

Have a great day!




https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090930151637AA1uaLy
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Sep 19, 2014, 01:01 PM (1 replies)

Russell Brand:Why Cameron's Scared Of Scottish Divorce

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu Sep 18, 2014, 09:32 PM (6 replies)

James O'Keefe is Getting Desperate as Hell, Part MCMXVII






http://gawker.com/james-okeefe-is-getting-desperate-as-hell-part-mcmxvii-1619338668
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Aug 11, 2014, 12:24 PM (20 replies)

70 years ago today: Anne Frank was captured by the Nazis.




On this day in 1944, German policed discovered the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family in the secret annex of the building where Otto Frank (Anne's father) worked. Following the arrest of the Franks and two other families that were in hiding, Miep Gies collected papers and photo albums left scattered around the living quarters, including Anne's diary. Gies saved them, hoping to return them to Anne after the war.

http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/08/anne-frank-captured-nazis-aug-4-1944
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Mon Aug 4, 2014, 05:14 PM (45 replies)

Get prepared for live coverage of Operation American Spring live video

Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri May 16, 2014, 10:41 AM (6 replies)

FCC votes to go forward with net neutrality rules

Source: KC Star Via AP

NEW YORK — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to go forward with the proposal of new rules that could set standards for Internet providers who wish to create paid priority fast lanes on their networks.

The preliminary vote, in which three of agency's commissioners supported the measure and two dissented, moves the so-called "net neutrality" rules into a formal public comment period. After the 120-day period ends, the FCC will revise the proposal and vote on a final set of rules. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants the rules in place by the end of this year.

"Today we take another step in what has been a decade-long effort to protect a free and open Internet," Wheeler, a Democrat, said before the vote.

But the idea of allowing priority access, even if it's regulated by the government, has received heavy criticism from many companies that do business online, along with open Internet advocates. Outside the hearing protesters banged drums and held up signs calling for net neutrality. At least one was ushered out of the hearing after standing up and yelling at the commissioners.




Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/15/5025767/fcc-votes-to-go-forward-with-net.html



http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/05/15/fcc-approves-plan-to-allow-for-paid-priority-on-internet/
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Thu May 15, 2014, 05:59 PM (13 replies)

Vice Principal Saved from Korea ferry found hanged

Source: Kansas City Star via AP

SEOUL, South Korea — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.

The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared dead. The passengers included 325 second-year students from Danwon High School heading to a southern island on a four-day trip.

A police officer says the vice principal, identified only by his surname Kang, was found dead on the island of Jindo where rescued passengers have taken shelter. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity citing department rules. He didn't elaborate.

snip:


Officials have confirmed 28 deaths. But that number is expected to rise sharply. About 270 people are missing.



Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/18/4967477/vice-principal-saved-from-korea.html



Tragic
Posted by Seedersandleechers | Fri Apr 18, 2014, 08:56 AM (22 replies)
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