Wikimedia CommonsButter sculpture of of a dragon. We call her Margereene. The Missouri State Fair's kicks off this Thursday in Sedalia. Where there's a fair, there's one thing for certain: Butter sculptures. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Iowa State Fair's annual butter sculp ... More >>
prankplace.comToday we stumbled upon a factoid we did not know. Missouri inmates manufacture the toilet paper used by some 30,000 prisoners across the state. The program -- in operation since 2005 -- is so successful that Missouri's Department of Corrections also supplies Indiana's prison system ... More >>
Image viaTake a long look. This might be the last pork belly you see for a while.Bacon. Bacon on everything. Bacon salt. Bacon shoes. Bacon bras. The Bacon Explosion.Deep down, you knew this day was coming:According to the Des Moines Register, there is a shortage of pork bellies nationwide. The p ... More >>
Health officials destroy over $1,000 worth of local fruit over business license dispute. (Chicago Tribune) USDA kills never-functional livestock-tracking program. (Des Moines Register)Brooklyn high school students flock to food justice class. (New York Times)Need sandwich assistance? There' ... More >>
A new study finds that Americans pay attention to the news of food recalls -- but don't search their own houses for recalled items. (Reuters)An Iowa company touts a new genetically modified soybean that could produce frying oil with zero transfats. (Des Moines Register)Mexico objects to a Burger Kin ... More >>
In today's news: the salmonella outbreak, country-of-labeling origin hits a road block, Tom Vilsack on healthy eating and Chinese New Year food shortages.
In today's news: Tom Vilsack before the Senate, more on the peanut-butter salmonella scare and a no to beer named for Obama.
The recall of E. coli-tainted Topps Meat Co. meat began September 25. The FDA knew about the contamination on September 7. Understandable concern about the delay. (New York Times) www.kraft.com The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas thinks higher food prices might be here to stay. ... More >>
A Post reporter is suspended for extracurricular Internet activities
Some inmates tell horror stories about healthcare at the women's prison in Vandalia. Some didn't live to tell their tales.
In Monroe County, Ill., some visitors are more welcome than others