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Vitamin A enriched rice, developed nearly 15 years ago, could have prevented hundreds of thousands of cases of childhood blindness. It has never been used due to concerns over GMO foods.

The economic power of the Golden Rice opposition Vitamin A enriched rice (Golden Rice) is a cost-efficient solution that can substantially reduce health costs. Despite Golden Rice being available since early 2000, this rice has not been introduced in any country. Governments must perceive additional costs that overcompensate the benefits of the technology to explain …

Vitamin A enriched rice, developed nearly 15 years ago, could have prevented hundreds of thousands of cases of childhood blindness. It has never been used due to concerns over GMO foods. Read More »

After opening his first shop, KFC’s Col. Sanders got in a shootout with a local competitor. His opponent shot a bystander and was eventually convicted of murder, ultimately eliminating Sander’s local competition

Colonel Sanders This article is about the American businessman. For other people called Colonel Sanders, see Colonel Sanders (disambiguation). Colonel Harland David Sanders[a] (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (also known as KFC) and later acting as the …

After opening his first shop, KFC’s Col. Sanders got in a shootout with a local competitor. His opponent shot a bystander and was eventually convicted of murder, ultimately eliminating Sander’s local competition Read More »

Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake by 1,400%

Blowing out birthday candles increases bacteria on cake — by a lot Those colorful candles burning brightly atop a birthday cake may look lovely, but apparently blowing them out has some pretty disgusting side effects, researchers say. A study in the Journal of Food Research determined that blowing out candles over that sweet icing surface …

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Tomato sauce is not Italian at all but Mexican. The first tomato sauces were already being sold in the markets of Tenochtitlan when Spaniards arrived, and had many of the same ingredients (tomatoes, bell peppers, chilies) that would later define Italian tomato pasta sauces 200 years later.

Tomato sauce For the table sauce referred to in some countries as tomato sauce, see Ketchup. Tomato sauce (also known as Neapolitan sauce, or salsa di pomodoro in Italian) can refer to a large number of different sauces made primarily from tomatoes, usually to be served as part of a dish, rather than as a …

Tomato sauce is not Italian at all but Mexican. The first tomato sauces were already being sold in the markets of Tenochtitlan when Spaniards arrived, and had many of the same ingredients (tomatoes, bell peppers, chilies) that would later define Italian tomato pasta sauces 200 years later. Read More »

Hershey’s once developed a chocolate bar for the US Army that would remain solid up to 49C (120F) and was poison gas proof but was also very bitter to prevent soldiers from eating it unless in an emergency. Troops called it “Hitler’s Secret Weapon” because of what it would do to their bowels.

Military chocolate (United States) The first emergency chocolate ration bar commissioned by the United States Army was the Ration D, commonly known as the D ration. Army Quartermaster Colonel Paul Logan approached Hershey’s Chocolate in April 1937, and met with William Murrie, the company president, and Sam Hinkle, the chief chemist. Milton Hershey was extremely …

Hershey’s once developed a chocolate bar for the US Army that would remain solid up to 49C (120F) and was poison gas proof but was also very bitter to prevent soldiers from eating it unless in an emergency. Troops called it “Hitler’s Secret Weapon” because of what it would do to their bowels. Read More »

In 2016, Kraft replaced the artificial ingredients in its macaroni and cheese with natural ingredients. Nobody noticed.

Kraft changed the recipe for Mac & Cheese three months ago — and nobody noticed For most consumers, “better for you” is good enough. Kraft Heinz revealed on Monday that, three months ago, it quietly stripped its signature Mac & Cheese dinners of the artificial flavors, preservatives and dyes that had forged the essence of …

In 2016, Kraft replaced the artificial ingredients in its macaroni and cheese with natural ingredients. Nobody noticed. Read More »

Breakfast wasn’t regarded as the most important meal of the day until an aggressive marketing campaign by General Mills in 1944. They would hand out leaflets to grocery store shoppers urging them to eat breakfast, while similar ads would play on the radio.

Why Cereal Has Such Aggressive Marketing More Stories Before the invention of cereal, breakfast was not as standard or routine as it is now. “The Romans believed it was healthier to eat only one meal a day,” food historian Caroline Yeldham has said. Many Native Americans, Abigail Carroll writes in The Invention of the American …

Breakfast wasn’t regarded as the most important meal of the day until an aggressive marketing campaign by General Mills in 1944. They would hand out leaflets to grocery store shoppers urging them to eat breakfast, while similar ads would play on the radio. Read More »

A Japanese sushi chain CEO majorly contributed to a drop in piracy off the Somalian coast by providing the pirates with training as tuna fishermen

How Did This Sushi Restaurant CEO Help Destroy Somalian Pirates? Armed piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a serious issue in the past few years. They attack and take over vessels using guns and rocket launchers. Their influence has even affected the global economy. At it’s worst, there have been around 300 incidents …

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Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name.

Hershey Creamery Company, also known as Hershey’s Ice Cream, is a creamery that produces Hershey’s brand ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, and other frozen treats such as smoothies and frozen slab style ice cream mixers. In the mid-1990s, the companies settled their most recent legal battles out of court, with the creamery agreeing …

Despite being founded in the same city, in the same year and having the same name, Hershey’s ice cream and Hershey’s chocolate have no affiliation and in fact have had multiple legal disputes due to their shared name. Read More »

Over 1/4th of global hazelnut production is bought by an Italian company to make Nutella.

Nutella, the nutty chocolate spread, is turning 50. He was completely obsessed by it,” says the current boss of the family business, Giovanni Ferrero. “Chocolate was so expensive, it was really high-end, nobody could afford it, at least in Italy,” says Giovanni Ferrero. But it was Pietro’s son, Michele Ferrero, who turned it into Nutella, …

Over 1/4th of global hazelnut production is bought by an Italian company to make Nutella. Read More »