Category Archives: Food

16th Street NOMS

Observed on 8th Street, between S and T, Shaw, D.C.:

Posted in A Fungus Among Us, DC, Food, Rodents

Our Agricultural Innovation Lags Behind China

One common belief is that, in the U.S., we are encumbered by environmental regulations, while other, supposedly less developed countries gain short-term economic advantages by poisoning their environments. As this article about the environmental damage caused by pig production suggests, … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Environment, Food, Public Health | 1 Comment

Things D.C. Restaurateurs Say About Boston That I Do Not Think Are True

There’s a sandwich shop opening in D.C. (boldface mine): “Beef n Bread is a fast casual down to earth sandwich shop inspired from living in Boston (what pizza is to New Yorkers, Roast beef is to Bostonians) I lived there … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, DC, Food | 5 Comments

Girl Scout Cookie Season

I’ve seen this in several places in the intertoobz (so I don’t know who created this), but this has been cracking me up:

Posted in Food, Humor | 3 Comments

So Let’s Say We Find a ‘Superbug’ In the Food Supply…

…now what? When I’m not blogging or fighting crime, one of the things I do is worry (along with some science!) about the spread of antibiotic resistance. The U.S. government has several programs that monitor the spread of antibiotic resistance, … Continue reading

Posted in Antibiotics, Food, KPC, NDM-1, Public Health

Genetically Engineered Yogurt

And cheese too! OH NOES! (boldface mine): Scientists didn’t know enough about the function of CRISPR and Cas enzymes for Koonin to make a detailed hypothesis. But his thinking was provocative enough for a microbiologist named Rodolphe Barrangou to test … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Microbiology, Viruses | 1 Comment

The Norovirus Demagoguery Starts Here

In light of Republican efforts to stoke fear over Ebola, I have decided to become the Czar of All Ebolas. OK, not really. But I figure, if conservatives can use an imaginary, non-existent threat to affect policy and politics, then … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Propaganda, Public Health, Viruses, Vomit | 1 Comment