Tag Archive for Food

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…

Is Eating Garbage Progress?

I would be willing to bet that these folks consider themselves “progressives.” Though I find eating garbage to be the antithesis of any kind of progress. Spaniards dish up tasty garbage to fight waste – Yahoo! News Canada: On a…

Could Eating/Buying Local Be Bad For The Planet?

Here’s a good look at the concept of “food miles.” It’s a good read. Some additional links to earlier posts below. Eating local hurts the planet – Salon.com: Are farmers markets bad? Two scientists argue “food miles,” the distance from…

Union Thuggery In Rochester, NY

This is a must-read. Unions are little more than protectionist shake-down rackets run by thugs and bullies. Read the tale to see who did what. Rather eye-opening. The cornerstone of trade unionism is compulsory membership. – Ludwig von Mises We’ll…

The Body Count of Rice Red Tape

This is nothing less than disgraceful. Matt Ridley on the Copenhagen Consensus, Rice and Red Tape – WSJ.com: The evidence for micronutrients has been getting stronger. Studies from Guatemala, following up children for 30 years, find that good early nutrition…

Is The Prevalence Of Organic Foods A Market Failure?

Insightful post from Bryan Caplan. Definitely read the entire post, it’s not long. Market Failure: The Case of Organic Food, Bryan Caplan – EconLog: Right-leaning people typically believe that (a) markets work, and (b) organic food is a scam. I…