- Last month the eponymous
founder andhead of the Dr. Bronner line of products was arrested at a protest staged in Washington, DC. His “crime”? Pressing a few hemp seeds. You’re not the only one who thinks that’s stupid.
- The CDC says foodborne illness is not on the rise. Armed with that evidence, there’s a new food-safety law on the books that a former USDA official (now a professor at Iowa State) says “won’t stop food-borne illnesses.”
- A story on horse meat includes a number of breathless comments about how terrible it is to dine equine. And this comment: “I hope any monster who eats horse meat dies a slow death.”
- Don’t ban foie gras! Ban all these other foods!
- Why does white bread dominate the market? A book reviewer suggests (convincingly) it’s because of “governmental and business interests that collude.”
So what’s for lunch?