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Relevant food news you might want to know.

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PBS Food Machine: TidBit of the Day

| July 2, 2012 | 3 Comments
PBS Food Machine: TidBit of the Day

Survivor winner Yul Kwon hosts PBS’s America Revealed: Food Machine and how the food system feeds over 300 million Americans everyday. What does a potato farm have to do with the millions of pizzas eaten? What percentage of the population grows all the food Americans eat? Although sometimes the music score and narrative seems to glorify […]

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Dispelling the Myth that Junk Food is Cheaper: Tidbit of the Day

| June 20, 2012 | 4 Comments
Dispelling the Myth that Junk Food is Cheaper: Tidbit of the Day

Not quite sure how we missed this one by Mark Bittman last fall, so just in case you also missed it, we thought we would post this rather compelling chart that proves the fact that a healthy diet is not something only the elite can afford. In his article Is Junk Food Really Cheaper?, Bittman […]

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Body of Evidence: TidBit of the Day

| April 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
Body of Evidence: TidBit of the Day

Interesting New York Times article last week by Tara Parker-Pope that while the media has made unrealistic super-skinny the “norm,” as a country, we are in denial of how overweight we are. According to one study, those in the normal weight range accurately estimated their body size 80% of the time, compared with 58% of […]

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The 26-Ingredient Hamburger: TidBit of the Day

| April 5, 2012 | 2 Comments
The 26-Ingredient Hamburger: TidBit of the Day

As you know, we try to take a look at the # of ingredients and major ingredients of popular foods with Frank Food. Well, the awesome Tiny Desk Kitchen at NPR takes a look at what in the world is in the school cafeteria’s 26-ingredient hamburger, including: thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate, pyridoxine hydrochloride…pink slime anyone? […]

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The Turd Burger: Tidbit of the Day

| April 2, 2012 | 2 Comments
The Turd Burger: Tidbit of the Day

For those of you who missed this scientific breakthrough last year, a Japanese environmental scientist has invented a procedure to turn human feces into a hamburger.   Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww, but true! Here is Gizmodo article about it Would You Eat a Burger Made from Poop? Check out the video.  It kind of looks doner kebab meat…

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Earth Hour 2012: Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm

| March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Earth Hour 2012: Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm

Don’t forget now, tomorrow evening, you too get to be a part of Earth Hour! By taking part in Earth Hour 2012, individuals, communities and businesses are making a commitment to turn their lights off for an hour at 8.30PM on Saturday 31 March in acknowledgement of an act they will undertake for the benefit […]

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Champion of Change: Justice for Farmworkers

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments
Champion of Change: Justice for Farmworkers

This week is National Farmworker Awareness Week, and we are extremely honored that one of Durham’s own – and an invaluable member of Zomppa’s board of directors, Melinda Wiggins, is being honored today as one of ten Champions of Change at the White House. Please see the press release and check her out live at […]

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FrankenBlueberries NOT a Frank Food: TidBit of the Day

| March 29, 2012 | 2 Comments
FrankenBlueberries NOT a Frank Food: TidBit of the Day

When you pick up bagels, do you go for the blueberry ones, thinking that you might add a bit of fruit in your diet? Think again. Sometimes, what seems like blueberries is none other than some food coloring and sugar Frankenstein concoction. Mike Adams posted this rather disturbing video on TV Natural News you might […]

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STOP! Before You Eat Another Pork Chop: TidBit of the Day

| February 23, 2012 | 5 Comments
STOP! Before You Eat Another Pork Chop: TidBit of the Day

Here at Zomppa, we have meat eaters, vegetarians, flexitarians, vegans. Whether people choose to eat meat or not (please no name calling), we must all be ever more cognizant of where our food comes from. If you ever plan to eat bacon, a hot dog, or any kind of pig meat again, please watch this […]

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Geopolitics of Food for 2012: Tidbit of the Day

| January 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Geopolitics of Food for 2012: Tidbit of the Day

As we enter 2012, we continue to face a troublesome food crisis with increased demand for food and falling harvest figures. The world’s population has nearly doubled since 1970 and it is expected to reach 9 billion by midcentury. This rise along with the consequences of global warming with a drop in water supply and […]

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