Tag Archive: food

Jul 25 2013

Padding the bottom line by gouging the customer: Big Food considers corporate chicanery to be a legitimate business practice.

Mothers the world over have told their children a zillion times: “Stop playing with your food!” I now share their frustration. I’d like to yell at the conglomerate packagers of America’s victuals: “Stop playing with our food!” Actually, they’re playing with our heads, using dishonest packaging tactics to raise their prices without us noticing it. …

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Jul 24 2013

Eat real: Too many diets are about hype, not health.

Is it just my friends, or is nearly everyone on an absurd diet these days? One friend says she’s on a “primal” diet. She’s trying to eat like cavemen and will devour wild game when she can get it. Another goes on a month-long “detox” fast each year. Somehow, he survives on nothing but lemonade …

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Jun 17 2013

Farm bill to affect the hungry

The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) released estimates today of the serious impact that a House-proposed farm bill could have on federal SNAP (food stamps) benefits and the struggling Texans who rely on them. A similar bill with fewer cuts passed the Senate Monday evening. The most drastic change under debate, to a state policy …

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Jun 15 2013

Catching Monsanto’s drift: Frankenwheat crops are sprouting like weeds in Oregon.

Bob Dylan once sent a two-word lyric to Ben Harper, a talented songwriter he admired. “Well well,” was the lyric, and Dylan challenged Harper to make a song of it. He did! By adding another “well” to the title, Harper wrote “Well, well, well” — a stinging lament about America’s clean-water well going dry due …

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Jun 13 2013

Denny’s cuts ribbon

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Grand Opening Specials until Sunday, June 16, 2013 Build your own Slam for $2.99 regular $6.49 Burger and Fries for $5 Chicken Fried Steak Dinner with two sides and bread for $5.99 Denny’s is located at 3126 S. Eastman Rd., Longview, TX 903.234.0266

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Jun 07 2013

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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May 29 2013

Hot dog, it’s the Fourth of July: Fireworks show adds concert, festival, hot dog eating contest

Longview’s annual 4th of July Fireworks and Freedom Celebration is expanding this year to include a concert and festival with activities for the whole family throughout the day. The event is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. Activities throughout the day include amusement rides, a hot dog …

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May 14 2013

Hollow bee hives may threaten our lives too

You may think that your most significant interaction with bees is trying not to get stung. But, in fact, you have bees to thank for nearly one-third of all food crops: almonds, apples, peaches, honey, and watermelons, to name a few. buy cialis online without a prescription If our bees are in trouble, then we’re …

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