Tag Archive: food

Sep 14 2013

The USDA’s reckless plan

The government intends to spread a failed pilot program that decreased food safety to every hog plant in the nation. My friend Jim, a farmer, jokes about bringing a bowl of manure and a spoon to the farmers’ markets where he sells his beef. “My beef has no manure in it, but you can add …

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Jul 29 2013

Go Texan Round-up looms: Commissioner Staples encourages Texans to eat local, support Texas farmers, ranchers

Texas-grown food and beverages are big on flavor and nutrition and provide a major impact on the Texas economy. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today encouraged diners to support Texas farmers and ranchers by eating at restaurants participating in the sixth annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up, presented by Farm Credit, between July 22-28. GO TEXAN Restaurant …

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Jul 27 2013

McFinancial planning: When McDonald’s attempted to help its underpaid workers stick to a budget, the fast food giant exposed

At last, a fast food giant that gives a damn about the economic hardships low-wage workers face. Not only does McDonald’s care, but, by golly, the good executives who sit atop the Golden Arches are goosing-up the meager $8.25 an hour that their workers have been getting paid. As you can imagine, hair-netted hamburger-flippers everywhere …

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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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