Remember Keep a Journal/Food Diary? It works.
The study, published online Wednesday in the journal Cell Metabolism, found eating a snack high in fat and sugar every day alters the reward circuits in human brains to create lasting preferences. Fatty and sugary foods train your brain to hate healthier options: Yale study — New York Post, March 22, 2023 HT to Sally […]
Here’s another post in my nearly world famous Electronic Sticky Note series. Posting the link here as summer is starting soon and I need better salads than the prepacked kits I tend to buy and eat. Click for the recipe https://thefirstmess.com/2023/05/24/hummus-crunch-salad/
On average, 86 percent of people surveyed for Statista’s Consumer Insights in 21 countries said that their diet contained meat – highlighting that despite the trend around meat substitutes and plant-based products, eating meat remains the norm almost everywhere in the world. To satisfy the world’s hunger for meat, 340 million tons of it were […]
The first written records of pancakes come from the ancient Greeks and Romans. Around 500 B.C.E., Athenian poet Cratinus described “a [flat cake] hot and shedding morning dew.” Some 600 years later, in the late second century C.E., Greek physician Galen included a recipe in his On the Properties of Foodstuffs that’s similar to how […]
3 thoughts on “Where’s the Beef?”
Wow, I hadn’t thought about all of this! What do you think this will mean for us at the grocery store?
Think about the initial wave of panic buying toilet paper. We will continue to see sporadic shortages of various foods in the years to come. Retail prices will go up due to pure supply and demand. Our days of an abundant selection will become memories. One of the largest poultry operations on the East Coast is killing 2,000,000 birds because they don’t have enough people to process the birds.
Do you think they’ll be able to re-open the meat and chicken processing plants and have the workers social distance? On 60 minutes last Sunday they showed the GM and Ford plants making ventilators and how they had changed the assembly line to have the workers 6 feet apart. And in fact each worker was separated by a plate of plexiglass. Plus, every worker wore a Bluetooth wristband that would beep if workers got closer than 6 feet apart. And it also track them electronically, so if any of the workers became infected they would have a record of all the contacts