FoodBlogCT News Week 20

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Friday, the 18th of May

#FoodFact: The largest item found on any menu is roasted camel which is still served at some Bedouin weddings


Massive chocolate sculpture breaks Guinness World Record

California chocolatiers have broken a Guinness World Record for building the world’s largest chocolate sculpture. The sculpture, crafted by employees of Qzina Specialty Foods in Irvine, California, models an ancient Mayan temple and weighs 18,239 pounds, surpassing the previous record set in Italy in 2010 by more than 7,500 pounds. [read more]


UK families ‘food waste’ amount calculated

The survey of 2,116 adults, carried out by frozen food giant Birds Eye, found that the average household spends £68 a week on food but that 91 per cent of households with children admit to throwing some of that away. [read more]


Leaving food uneaten may cost you at some restaurants

With so many choices, the buffet table can be an overwhelming place. But those who overfill their plates may have to pay with more than just their pride at some restaurants. [read more]


Equation for the perfect Sandwich

A physicist has teamed up with a bakery to create the first ever formula for making the ultimate sandwich – with no sogginess. [read more]


Thursday, the 17th of May

#FoodFact: Onion is Latin for large pearl


YouTube launches Food Channel

The venture is part of the Google Inc.-owned video site’s plan to launch roughly 100 channels of niche-oriented programming. Earlier this month, YouTube pledged to spend some $200 million to help market those channels across Google and its advertising network. [read more]


Tax on unhealthy Food must raise Prices by 20% to have effect

“Fat taxes” would have to increase the price of unhealthy food and drinks by as much as 20% in order to cut consumption by enough to reduce obesity and other diet-related diseases, experts have said. [read more]


Healthy food no more costly than junk food

Contrary to popular belief, many healthy foods are no more expensive than junk food, according to a large new government analysis. [read more]


Man Claims To Find Deep-Fried Bug in Fast Food

Reddit user LinkBoyJT posted an image Wednesday that might make your skin crawl. After ordering a McDonald’s hash brown and eating most of it, he says he was startled to find what he claims was a deep-fried insect stuck to the bottom half. [read more]


Wednesday, the 16th of May

#FoodFact: The banana tree is not a true fruit at all but a giant herb


Jamie Oliver blasts school food standards

Jamie Oliver has accused Education Secretary Michael Gove of “putting children’s future health at risk” as new research showed many academies are now selling junk food. [read more]


Farmed Salmon is harming Wild Salmon

A recently published collection of 23 peer-reviewed and independent studies found evidence that some farmed salmon populations are harming wild salmon populations as they compete for food and habitat. [read more]


SA Food labelling legislation

The requirements of the new ‘food labelling’ legislation presents an enormous opportunity for the advertising profession. [read more]


Milk Wastage equals emissions from 20.000 cars

Waste milk creates a carbon footprint equivalent to thousands of car exhausts, according to a study that highlights the environmental costs of inefficient farming and the aggressive marketing of supermarket food. [read more]


Tuesday, the 15th May

#FoodFact: Several ancient cultures viewed the apple as a feminine symbol


Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day Inspires Millions Worldwide

The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation launches its first-ever Food Revolution Day this Saturday, May 19 to inspire, educate, and empower people everywhere to stand up for real food. [read more]


7 Consequences Of Fast Food

There are advantages of convenience in this new food system. But there are also too many hidden costs to what we are doing. [read more]


Rising food prices undermine the poor: DA

Rapidly rising food prices are undermining poor South Africans’ human right to be free from hunger, asserts the DA in research released on Monday. [read more]


Food waste leads to unnecessary greenhouse gases

The food wasted in the UK is leading to huge amounts of unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, experts believe. [read more]


Monday, the 14th May

#FoodFact: Bananas are a great source of potassium.


US Teachers used to bring Cereal for hungry Kids

Teachers used to bring cereal and milk with them to class so hungry students would have something to eat in the morning. [read more]


How to battle Junk Food at High School by CNN Blog

School food has been under scrutiny in California. Five years ago, the state passed some of the strongest school-food legislation in the nation in hopes of combating childhood obesity. [read more]


Expert warns of global food shortages and higher prices

There is no magic bullet with which to meet this unprecedented demand, which will be for animal products, processed foods, fruit and vegetables, and traditional staples [read more]


Food labels don’t show Meat Glue

Every day, millions of Americans are likely putting something in their mouths that contains a substance called “meat glue” by critics of the food industry. [read more]


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