Category Archives: Food

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:

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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

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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

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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

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Norovirus and the Anti-Worker Id

I’ve never understood the opposition to sick leave, especially by those who can afford to eat out: do you want someone who is sick handling your food? ‘Makers versus takers’ bullshit aside, one would think self-interest would kick in. Yet … Continue reading

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American Bushmeat

Regarding the upswing in Western interest in Ebola (the outbreak was chugging along nicely for weeks without much fanfare), one of the tropes that’s spreading (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?) is the word ‘bushmeat.’ A Washington Post story does a … Continue reading

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So This Is What’s For Dinner?

Observed at Pizzeria Da Macro in Bethesda–it’s the first item under “Antipasti” at the top of the menu: Arguably, it’s not the most appetizing presentation…

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