When most people envision the Beat Generation, they probably start with a vision of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Allen Ginsberg, stumbling into a bar in New York City, rambling on about Nebraska and staring into the electric religion of the American plains. Or perhaps people think of Lawrence Ferl ... More >>
When it comes to rating big food brands like Kellogg's and Coca-Cola, Oxfam America looked beyond their flavor, price value, and even the content of their nutrition. Instead, it was more about each company's environmental and social impact in the countries they set up manufacturing plants. The non-p ... More >>
We're guessing there won't be many vegan dishes featured on ABC's new show, The Taste. On last week's episode, three vegan cooks got a smackdown when the judging panel sampled the non-meat offerings.
"I suspect vegetarianism," intoned Anthony Bourdain, as if someone had just served him a dirty soc ... More >>
It's been a bad week for the Yes on 37 campaign, the group fighting to pass a ballot measure that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods sold in California.
On Monday, another California political pundit urged voters to be wary of the measure, and on Tuesday, a pair of new polls pa ... More >>
The art of flash mobbing will be practiced this Saturday at Pasadena's Fresh & Easy supermarket for the cause of the environment. A flash mob, for the uninitiated, is a group of random people who assemble suddenly in a place to perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time.
In th ... More >>
It used to be easy to shower celebrities with lavish gifts. Back in the good old days, companies put together gift baskets worth tens of thousands of dollars that they gave to presenters and other celebrities attending awards shows such as the Oscars and Emmys.
Then those spoilsport Feds decided t ... More >>
A job means different things to different people. To the employed, it is what we must do in order to pay for what we want to do. To the employer, it is too often something that can almost always be done more cheaply and lucratively by almost anybody else, usually someplace else.
At least such was ... More >>
Someday you may just be able to eat fast food for breakfast in good conscience. The AP reports that fast food powerhouse Burger King announced today that as of 2017, all of its eggs and pork products will come from cage-free animals. The king is dead; long live the king, I guess.
Pleasure PalateMcDonald's: your healthcare specialist
And you thought our healthcare system was screwed up? The Guardian's Felicity Lawrence reported last week that the United Kingdom is getting a little assistance with their newest healthcare policy -- by bringing in McDonald's, PepsiCo, and ... More >>
Flickr/KankoThe real stuff.
Seems "green tea-adjacent" doesn't really count. The Food and Drug Administration has told the makers of Canada Dry ginger ale and Lipton tea to stop making unsubstantiated nutritional claims about their green tea-flavored beverages, the Associated Press reports.
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Thanks for playing last week's installment of Name That Burger. For everyone who answered Rustic Canyon, you were correct. Perhaps this game should be more cryptic. But honestly, it's more fun to describe a hamburger if you're not being overly coy. Although this whole guessing game thing does beg th ... More >>