Tag Archive for Food

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…

Berlin / Istanbul Stat Of The Day

Interesting article. There’s Nothing More German Than a Big, Fat Juicy Döner Kebab – WSJ.com: In fast food, Germany is better known for wurst. But few German street snacks are more appreciated than the Turkish döner kebab. Brought to Germany…

So That’s Why They Call It Welsh Rarebit?!

Interesting. I’ve always wondered what it was, and what the deal was with the name. Via Wikipedia: Welsh rarebit - Origin of the names – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The first recorded use of the term Welsh rabbit was in 1725,…