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The Lettuce Principle

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Over a several-year period, the U.S. per capita consumption of Romaine lettuce increased 162%, to the point now where lettuce consumption is at a record high. Why? Largely because we are too damn lazy to even wash our own lettuce anymore.

The convenience of pre-washed, bagged lettuce outweighs the cost. At least in my grocery store, a bag of lettuce is easily three times more expensive than a raw head. Yet we buy the bag anyway, because you can just grab a handful and throw it on your plate. (Source)

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Posted: April 23rd, 2011
at 6:25pm by mnp


Categories: business,grub,fo' real?,blogs

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Organic Container Gardening

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No space or time? Try container gardening…a 101 that covers info on soil, containers, vegetables, watering and insects…

One of the biggest mistakes organic gardeners can make is using treated wood for containers. Chemicals that the wood has been treated with can leach into the soil and into your vegetables. Choose raw, natural wood instead. Ceramic or clay pots are also available, and of course, the cheapest option is plastic. Make sure all the containers have areas for drainage. Most store-bought containers have a hole in the bottom already, but if you’re making your own, be sure to add one. (Source)

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Posted: April 23rd, 2011
at 10:48am by mnp


Categories: green,grub,diy,development,blogs

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How Parmesan Cheese Is Made

The most shoplifted item in Italy…

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Posted: April 22nd, 2011
at 6:15pm by mnp


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My Ninja, Please! 4.13.11 : Coffee Shrooms

A couple of students learn about social entrepreneurship and mushroom farming on coffee grounds and share at TEDxPresidio:

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DIY : Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

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Posted: April 12th, 2011
at 4:04pm by mnp


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My Ninja, Please! 4.4.11: GMO Cows Making Human Milk

MMMM MMMM MMMMMMM… just like Mama used to make. My Ninja, Please!

The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.

Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company.

The work is likely to inflame opposition to GM foods. Critics of the technology and animal welfare groups reacted angrily to the research, questioning the safety of milk from genetically modified animals and its effect on the cattle’s health. [Read the rest of this absurdity here]

This is almost as sweet as the bovines/swines that glow in the dark. But seriously, people, I mean, think about it! Are we really supposed to be drinking cow’s milk anyway? Why do we think it’s acceptable to drink that but not human milk? Doesn’t that seem ass-backwards? Just sayin’…

Besides possible cancer-causing effects, this is probably better for the chil’rens.

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Posted: April 4th, 2011
at 12:50pm by Black Ock


Categories: mnp is for the children,grub,fo' real?,science

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Wine in the Woods 2011

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Posted: April 1st, 2011
at 6:30pm by mnp


Categories: music,art,green,grub,events,drinks

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SRMDAotW + Crazy Japanese Video of the Week

I know, ninjas, I know. The Semi-rere Mickey D’s ad of the Week, AND the Japanese Show of the Week are two features that have been severely lacking around here. I ain’t ashamed. And, guess what? Chicken butt!

Okay, that was juvenile. In order to make up for our blatant effrontery with the lack of features, I now present to you both of these amazing features rolled into one 30 second snack wrap. Lovin’ it…

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Posted: March 30th, 2011
at 3:13pm by Black Ock

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Nigiri, Please

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Posted: March 18th, 2011
at 10:11am by mnp


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