Friday, the 22nd of June
#FoodFact: You would have to eat 11 pounds of potatoes to put on 1 pound of weight.
Study: List Of Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies
As health-minded consumers work to avoid processed meals and turn their focus to whole foods, we may find ourselves picking up fruits and veggies more often. The average American currently eats about 100 pounds of fresh produce per year, but that number could be a lot higher. [read more]
More people turning to Canned Beers
It’s not just hipsters driving the rise in canned beer. The sluggish economy also has Americans pining for tin. [read more]
Jamie Oliver has lost faith in UK government
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has “lost faith” in the UK government when it comes to improving nutrition in schools. [read more]
McD lowest on Customer Satisfaction Scale
Data collected by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) reveals that McDonald’s, despite being the top fast food company in revenue, ranks in last place in customer satisfaction. [read more]
Thursday, the 21st of June
#FoodFact: Celery requires more calories to eat and digest than it contains.
Advertising: Tabacco Industry Hit, Next up Fast Food.
In the 1990s, downtrodden by scientific links to disease, industry whistleblowers and increasing government regulation, many tobacco companies decided they needed a public relations do-over. [read more]
Soda Marketer Says Soft Drink Industry Should Be Applauded
Former Coca-Cola marketing executive Todd Putman’s appearance on ABC earlier this month, in which he expressed apologies over a “karmic debt” for marketing to teens, Hispanics and African Americans, has resulted in a slew of responses in the food and advertising communities — some of which have generated as much conversation as Putman’s original comments. [read more]
Top Five Food Trends Spotted
The top five food trends for 2012 have been picked by a panel of trendspotters at the 58th Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., which ended yesterday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The show is the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages in North America, with 180,000 products on display including cheeses, sauces, snacks, oils and natural and organic products from the U.S. and 80 countries and regions. [read more]
UK Study: Half of teachers take food to school to feed pupils
Half of teachers have taken food to school so that poor pupils do not go hungry, according to a survey [read more]
Wednesday, the 20th of June
#FoodFact: The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.
The Avocado gains Popularity in America
Avocado fans are a special sect of food lovers — vocal about their obsession, always trying to prove they love guacamole more than the next person. Their advocacy might be working, because the Mexican Hass avocado industry is currently exploding in the U.S. [read more]
America introduces Deep Fried Cereal
Forget the sugary cereals to start your day. Now you can have deep-fried cereal. [read more]
Foreign farms in Africa face controversy
Foreign farms are spreading across Africa to grow food and biofuels for global markets, bringing much-needed investments but also new troubles. [read more]
Last chance to stop Sahel food crisis
As many as 18 million people are being hit by a growing food emergency in the Sahel region of Africa, international donors and campaigners said on Monday, calling for urgent action to prevent mass hunger in the vast area south of the Sahara desert. [read more]
Tuesday, the 19th of June
#FoodFact: The world’s largest toy distributor is McDonald’s
Man Claims To Have Found Original Jack Daniel’s Formula
A Welsh man claims that he has discovered the original recipe for Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Mark Evans, 54, was doing some family history research when he found a book of herbal remedies that belonged to his great-great grandmother. [read more]
Food Scandal Disappears From Internet? – Sounds like the Movie ‘Mecury Rising’!
Talk of China’s most recent milk scandal has been quashed on the country’s Internet, highlighting the key role that food safety plays in maintaining social stability in the world’s most populous country. [read more]
Donald Trump fires Patricia Kluge from her own former winery
Trump explained to the New York Post, “We gave her a transition contract for the first year, and that has ended. We are still working with her a little bit, and we still have a good relationship with Patricia. [read more]
Study: Fat people are a threat to food security!
Increasing population fatness could have the same implications for world food energy demands as an extra 1 billion people, researchers say after examining the average weight of adults worldwide. Scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said tackling population weight was crucial for food security and ecological sustainability. [read more]
Monday, the 18th of June
#FoodFact: Coca Cola is available in every country except Cuba & North Korea.
Fine Wine Prices Plunge
If the secret to investing is buy low and sell high, the steep drop in fine wine prices – down between 25 percent and 40 percent from a year ago – could be an opportunity to diversify a portfolio – or not. [read more]
Meat And Onion Truck Crash Sends Produce Flying (VIDEO)
LiveLeak has some pretty amazing footage of a collision that occurred early Friday morning in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. [read more]
The Food at War. The Best & Worst in Kabul Military Dining
Inspired by the food tours back home, some service members use official business to sample different military dining facilities around the city. And if there is extra room in the convoy, they bring along their friends for additional security and dining company. [read more]
David Beckham endorses Burger King Milkshakes!
As for why these partnerships take place, that’s a tougher nut. After all, these people aren’t exactly poor. Beckham is expected to make an estimated $4 million just for his work with the L.A. Galaxy soccer team. [read more]