Tag Archive for Food

These Hipsters Hunt, and Keep It Local

Hey, at least their meat is local. Hunting by liberal, urban, locavores is a trend good for the environment. – Slate Magazine: Hunting is undeniably in vogue among the bearded, bicycle-riding, locavore set. The new trend might even be partly…

Innovation & Excellence Stifled In The Lunchroom

What effects do policies like these have on innovation, excellence, and progress? What lessons do they teach young people? I hope this story turns out to be fake. Lunch Lady Ordered to Cook Less Tasty Meals – TIME.com: While recent adjustments to…

So Where Does the Gluten Go?

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It seems like just about everything I see these days is labelled “Gluten Free.” Where does all of this additional/extracted gluten go? Yesterday afternoon in a local Asian grocery store I found out. They sell it in cans.  

Quick Book Review: The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

I just finished reading The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. It certainly seems like Matt Ridley is the intellectual heir to Julian Simon. Ridley makes a strong case that not only aren’t things that bad, there’s historically quite good, and the prospects…

Cowen On World Hunger …

A good column in the NYT, from Dr. Cowen. (HT: Radley Balko) World Hunger, the Problem Left Behind – Economic View – NYTimes.com “There is no shortage of writing — often from a locavore point of view — in support…

Free Lunches, Breakfasts, and PhDs.

13WHAM reports that all Rochester City School District students will now get their school lunches for free. All RCSD Students To Receive Free Lunches – 13WHAM.com: Rochester, N.Y.— Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, all Rochester City School District students—regardless…

Pry Those Kinder Eggs From His Cold Dead Hands

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Thank God these monsters were apprehended and are no longer roaming American streets. (pic via Wiki) “The two men say border guards searched their car and said the eggs are illegal in the United States because young children could choke on…

It Depends On Your Definition Of Local

I gotta get this book. Great video. The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet – Reason.com: “If you take the local food movement to its logical extreme…people who live beyond their local food chain are essentially parasites,” explains economic…