Editor's note: The following is an op-ed submission to Daily RFT from Steve Harris, a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saint Louis University and the president of the SLU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Check out our latest news coverag ... More >>
According to a new study from Consumer Reports, rice produced in the U.S. contains "worrisome" levels of arsenic. Tests performed by the magazine's researchers found elevated levels of the chemical in all kinds of everyday foods, like farina, rice cakes, and even in trusty Uncle Ben's.
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Like many people, I had a brief but intense relationship with country music in the mid-1990s. College couldn't come quickly enough, and, with it, an appreciation for music that delved a little deeper than, "Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee/It gets hotter than a hoochie cootchie."
Of course, tha ... More >>
Researchers at Stanford University published a study earlier this week that knocked proponents of organic food on their collective ear. Turns out that organic food, while far more expensive than conventionally-produced food, isn't any healthier.
But now that the foodies have had a chance to read th ... More >>
Usually, when Gut Check mentions chain restaurants, no matter the context, at least one of you, dear readers, helpfully points out that "OMG CHAINS ARE TEH SUCK, JUST GO LIVE IN THE COUNTY IF YOU LOVE CHAINS SO MUCH."
Or something like that.
Consumer Reports' survey (via Eater) of 47,565 diners s ... More >>
We all scream for High Scream. The Vancouver Sun reports that marijuana-infused ice cream will be available in Santa Cruz, California, this week to medical marijuana users. Sold under the brand name Creme de Canna, a $15 purchase gets 2 to 4 doses. Flavors include Banannabis Foster, TRIPle Chocolate ... More >>
With food safety legislation still in limbo, on Wednesday everyone from focus groups to food-borne illness survivors pushed to get the law passed. CNN reports that since the bill first passed the House 13 months ago, there have been 85 recalls of FDA-approved foods. Statements on the urgency of the ... More >>
Pre-washed bagged salads might not be washed well enough. (Consumer Reports)Arizona-based seafood company accused of selling Vietnamese catfish labeled as grouper to buyers on the Gulf Coast. (Mobile Press-Register)Kosher and halal meat not necessarily a better choice for the environment. ... More >>