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Airstrikes in Mosul kill civilians: Are US rules of engagement getting slacker?

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say a series of airstrikes carried out there in recent weeks by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State could have killed as many as 200 civilians, in what would be the highest civilian death toll in a US-led air campaign since the peak of the Iraq war. Iraqi rescue workers Saturday were combing through the rubble of a building where residents say as many... [Read more]

Look for rBGH-free dairy products

When it comes to healthy food and diet many look for no or low sugar and carb products. When it comes to dairy products, it is rBGH or rBST is a concern for many. It can find its way into dairy products including milk, yogurt, cheese, whey protein and many others. Some are linking its presence in many food items to cause cancer including colon, lung, breast, and prostate cancer. How Recombinant... [Read more]

McDonald’s is trying to reinvent itself

The world’s largest restaurant chain with more than 36,000 stores worldwide, McDonald’s is going through a tough time and is trying to reinvent itself. It lost its performance within the last five years. It has not only a healthy food issue but also an image issue. Its drive-thru wait time is getting longer. While still serving what many consider tasty but less than healthy meals, it is introducing... [Read more]

Chicago style deep dish pizza

A Chicago style deep dish pizza is a mystery. The name doesn’t necessarily establish the origin of the deep dish pizza in Chicago. But many believe it originated in Pizzeria Uno in Chicago in 1943 by its founder Ike Sewell. Some believe it is an invention of its pizza chef Rudy Malnati. For pizza lovers it is a dream pizza filled with many savory items. As the name suggests the crust allow it... [Read more]

Major food safety regulations are expected to be completed in 2015

The US government expects to complete major attempts under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2015. The FSMA of 2010 signed into law by the President on January 4, 2011. The Act which is aimed to ensure food supply safety in the United States shifts the focus from responding to food contaminations to prevention efforts, major policy shift for the government. The responsibility to formulate... [Read more]

Fast food giant McDonald’s problems continues

America’s favorite fast food restaurant for decades, McDonald’s, has been in the news lately. Unfortunately it is not for good news. Its annual sales are slumping year over year and its stock price is hitting 52-week lows. What’s behind all these negative results? Many think that the quality of food is in question. It is trying to get rid of menu items loaded with fat and calories and stay... [Read more]

Tasty Hawaiian salad and appetizer, Poke

The Hawaiian raw salad and appetizer known as Poke originally made with four main ingredients. They include sea food mainly cubed ahi tuna (yellowfin tuna), seaweeds, roasted kukui nuts (candlenut) and salt to taste. But today mainly due to Japanese influence this tasty appetizer comes with many other ingredients including ginger, lemon, green onions, tomatoes, soy sauce (shoyu), sesame oil, and... [Read more]

How your Thanksgiving feast got started

The large meal is the center point of Thanksgiving in the United States. Main item of the meal is roasted turkey and that is where we are going to start. The known “First Thanksgiving” started in 1621 in the Plymouth Plantation between Pilgrims and Wampanoag after their first harvest. The celebration continued for three days. Meal included fish, venison, waterfowl, lobster, clams, berries and... [Read more]

Is Chia the next superfood?

Who can forget the Chia Pet that is mainly advertised during holidays? It is an annual crop and plant and associated Chia Pet container is a gag gift; that is why it is cropping up mainly during holidays. Seeds of the house hold plant Chia are in many of our cereal, granola, dressings, many fruit drinks, baby food, animal food and others. Chia contains fiber and protein, and some thinks it may be... [Read more]

Wonderful green of kale

Many consider kale as a super hero or as a super food among many available food varieties. Low in fat and calories, kale is loaded with nutrients. Belonging to the same family as cabbage, collards, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, kale is known as part of Brassica family of food. It contains only 33 calories per cup, however, loaded with vitamin A, potassium, calcium, fiber, and manganese. It also... [Read more]

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