USPS adds Latino Cuisine to its Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has added a fun new collection to its Forever stamps. Roy Betts, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service, states: With the release of the new Delicioso Forever stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the influence of Central and South American, Mexican and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine The

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California Senate Leader Raises Concern on Pot Legalization After Meeting with Colorado Governor

Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, wrote that, “a chance meeting with the governor of Colorado has left California Senate leader Kevin de León  (D-Los Angeles) with concerns about an initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in this state, he said Wednesday.” “I’m not there yet,” De León told reporters when asked his position

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McDouble: ‘Cheapest & Most Nutritious Food in Human History’

There is an interesting story by Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph, which cites Stephen Dubner, co-author of the best selling book, Freakonomics, which suggests that the McDouble “packs a better nutritional punch for the penny” than is often assumed. The double cheeseburger provides 390 calories, 23 grams of protein – half a daily serving – seven

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The More Rice Infants Eat, the Higher Their Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

The more rice products they consume, the more infants are at risk of developing increased levels of arsenic, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. The study examined the dietary data on 759 infants, and researchers found that 80 percent of them were introduced to rice

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High Speed Rail Or Water Storage Programs?

  At its peak, the Los Angeles River carries more than 118 billion gallons a day – enough water to supply 800,000 homes year. Yet in drier days, this concrete river carries 98 million gallons a day – water wasted as it drains into the Pacific Ocean. (Lucy Guanuna, “The 98 Million-Gallon ‘Trickle’: Stormwater Conservation

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The Consequences of Eliminating Tips

When Sous Beurre Kitchen opened in the Mission in February, Mauschbaugh followed the example of five Bay Area restaurants that abandoned tipping in late 2014. He printed all-inclusive prices on his menu, which allowed him to pay his kitchen staff well above minimum wage and offer health insurance. This October, though, Mauschbaugh abandoned the tipless

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Thanksgiving Marks a Time to Appreciate America’s Hunting Heritage

By Don Giottonini While Thanksgiving is a time to count our many 21st Century blessings, the first harvest celebration was, at its core, about the most basic element of survival: food. At a time when many Californians proclaim to be increasingly committed to the virtues of locally grown, organic produce, it is also important to

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Bacon, Ham & Processed Meat Alongside Cigarettes As Cancer Causes

The World Health Organization has classified ham, sausages, bacon and other processed meats as a carcinogenic – having the ability to damage the genome or to disrupt cellular metabolic processes or in plain language: having the potential to cause cancer. Ham, sausages and processed meats are ranked on the same category as asbestos, tobacco and

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Judge Approves Settlement: Beck Beer, Imported or American Made ?

A class action lawsuit was brought against Anheuser-Busch over misleading customers by claiming it was a German import, when it was being brewed in St. Louis. Since Beck had been brewed in Germany for 100 years, but in 2002, Anheuser-Busch bought the company and opened brewing operations in St Louis (2012), is it an import

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The History Of Our Love-Hate-Love Relationship With Leftovers

As Historian Helen Zoe Veit tells All Things Considered, Americans’ enthusiasm for leftovers really started during World War I, with people hearing about starving kids in Europe. Then, in the Great Depression, reusing food because a necessity. “That was really a time when leftovers were held up as a special culinary category for the first

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