Category Archives: Food

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

Posted in E. coli, Food | 6 Comments

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…

Posted in Food, WhatEVAH!

Next Time, Just Spit in the Food

The fast food chain Jimmy John’s doesn’t realize how fortunate they are (boldface mine): The government is ordering a Jimmy John’s franchisee to rehire workers who were fired after putting up posters suggesting that the people making customers’ sandwiches could … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Food, Fucking Morons, Public Health, Unions

My Commenters Are Smarter Than I Am: The Salad Delivery Drone Edition

In response to “The Internet of Boring Things“, becca describes a brilliant startup bidness concept: Boring? Are you kidding? I have been trying to figure out why no one is using all this data mining to sell me a service … Continue reading

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Charters, Tenure, and Hungry Kids

So it appears a principal at a charter school was fired because she didn’t want to humiliate low-income children who needed food: Former Peak to Peak elementary principal Noelle Roni said Sunday she was fired by the Lafayette charter school … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Education, Food, Unions

Two More Reasons Why We Need a National Sick Day Policy

I’ve discussed the astonishing lack of self-interest in opposing a sick day policy before, but two CDC reports make it clear why we need a national sick day policy. Reason one (boldface mine): Twenty percent of workers said that they … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Public Health

New Chicken Microbial Survey Reveals Very Little That’s New

Before I get into the meat of the post (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?), let me state for the record that I think the U.S. needs to do much more in terms of limiting antibiotic use in agriculture, especially since … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Antibiotics, Food, KPC, Public Health | 2 Comments