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A gastronome’s guide to mindful eating. A serious approach to real-food shopping, cooking, and dining
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"Chindian" cuisine: Chinese family recipes and a bit of a Hindi flare. Even Bollywood would like this

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"Chindian" cuisine: Chinese family recipes and a bit of a Hindi flare. Even Bollywood would like this

 

 

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The cost of serving bread in restaurants - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

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The cost of serving bread in restaurants
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We've all heard that bread is the staff of life and some restaurants are cashing in on it; others continue to lose money.
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Should American restaurants charge for bread, which is automtically served with meals, free of charge, in so many countries? What is the tradition in your country?

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La cuisine japonaise bientôt sur la liste de l’...

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La cuisine traditionnelle et la culture culinaire du Japon ont reçu le feu vert du comité de l’UNESCO chargé de choisir les candidats potentiels à une inscription sur la liste du patrimoine culturel intangible.


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Japanese cuisine soon to be on UNESCO's world heritage list

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Cardiologist aims to bust saturated fat ‘myth’

Cardiologist aims to bust saturated fat ‘myth’ | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it
Advice to cut saturated fat has actually increased cardiovascular risk – and high fat dairy and red meat have been unfairly demonised, claims cardiologist Aseem Malhotra in the British Medical Journal.
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Lower BMIs for chocolate-eating teens, finds study

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Young people consuming larger amounts of chocolate each day have slimmer waists and lower body mass indices, according to research.
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What if eating chocolate could lower your BMI?

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The Secret, Steamy History Of Halloween Apples

The Secret, Steamy History Of Halloween Apples | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it
The Halloween apple was once a powerful symbol of fertility and immortality.
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If you must eat white bread at least buy good flour

If you must eat white bread at least buy good flour | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it
There are three good reasons to buy stone ground flour....
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Burgos, Spain: 2013 Gastronomic Capital

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Tara Stevens uncovers lesser-known Burgos, Spain's Gastronomic Capital 2013
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San Sebastien is not the only gastronomic capital in Spain.

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Full-Sensory Taste and Proust, by Jonell Galloway

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Full-Sensory Taste and Proust

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Top 16 myths about the health care law - PolitiFact

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Top 16 myths about the health care law
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PolitiFact has been fact-checking claims about the federal health care law since lawmakers started drafting the legislation in 2009.
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: Dinah Fried

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RT @SplendidTable: RT @SplendidTable: fictitious dishes - 5 meals from famous novels...

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5 meals from famous novels

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Organic food – What is an ‘organic’ label really worth?

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July 12, 2013 Ethical Corporation

Supermarkets in North America and Europe are overflowing with organic-labelled fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats. More than 80 countries have organic standards and products carry one or more of 200 seals, logos and certification claims.

But are consumers able to make informed choices? What’s the real ethical impact of “buying organic”? The answers are murkier than you might think.... http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/organic-food-%E2%80%93-what-%E2%80%98organic%E2%80%99-label-really-worth

 


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Jose's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:33 PM

After reading this article and having worked at a organic farmers market, i do not believe everything labeled as "organic" can all be 100 percent accurate. Although many are certified or classified as being organic i do not believe what the organic companies are trying to sell us. Makes me as an individual believe what is going on in the world, where you cannot trust what is being put down your mouth. Obviously a person has to eat but what exactly are they eating is the proper question. Certainty an eyebrow raising situation i believe everything is a scam. People will pay for something that is labeled as "organic" which only profits the business and is all about money, rather then be as a positive interest to an individual. 

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO (FULL LENGTH)

The Leader of the Biotech Agricultural Cartel 

http://sco.lt/7FFsXZ

 

MONSANTO: A CORPORATE PROFILE From Saccharin to GE Seed - Chemicals for Food, Agriculture, War http://sco.lt/5TGVDl

Hannah Goble's curator insight, September 9, 2015 10:29 AM

More major food corporations are getting organic foods.

Finding new ways to industrialize the organic foods.

Looking to remove bad chemicals.

Also looking to keep pest out of the crop.

Looking to how it can be better for the eco system.

How humans can benefit from the farming.

What climate have a better effect on the organic farming.

Adjusting the farming with global warming to still grow good foods.

How it can make a better diet without having to watch eating size.

 Understanding the soil and how it is fertilized.

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Les étonnantes propriétés du gingembre - Le Huffington Post Quebec

Les étonnantes propriétés du gingembre - Le Huffington Post Quebec | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it
Les étonnantes propriétés du gingembre
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Du poulet avec des lentilles et des légumes. Ces trois aliments réunis ensemble permettent une absorption maximale du fer, des vitamines et des sels minéraux.
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The surprising properties of ginger

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How to use a bourbon flavor infusion in your cooking - News & Observer

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How to use a bourbon flavor infusion in your cooking
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Charlotte Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis will speak and sign copies of her new cookbook, “Bourbon: A Savor the South Cookbook.” • 11 a.m.
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Bourbon can liven up so many dishes!

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Soup and bread a winning combo - ABQ Journal

Soup and bread a winning combo - ABQ Journal | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it
Soup and bread a winning combo ABQ Journal She does just that in “The Soup & Bread Cookbook” (Rodale, 308 pages, $23.99), her 29th volume, in which she tackles a subject that may be closer to her core than the Scandinavian baking books for which...
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How Rwandan shops and Congolese farms bump up agriculture output

How Rwandan shops and Congolese farms bump up agriculture output | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it

For the past two years, agricultural production has been increasing in the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And at least part of the credit goes to shopkeepers across the border in Rwanda.

 

The neighboring store owners have been providing Congolese farmers with phytosanitary seeds and products that help avert crop diseases. Then, these same shopkeepers have been buying the harvest that ends up coming back on the markets of Bukavu in the form of flour and other products, which have seen a resulting drop in prices.

 

It is a virtuous circle, where the Rwandese shopkeepers are convinced that in this border region, farmers can boost their productivity if they had better access to more modern agricultural procedures and products.

 

So in exchange for their help, farmers sell their produce, especially corn and manioc, to the Rwandans...

 

Protecting smallest farmers

 

Because they work hand-in-hand with these traders, local farmers with smaller output are starting to develop better procedures for their size...

 

...The aim is also to reduce the waste caused by transportation and tariffs at the border that farmers have had to pay whenever they go to Rwanda to buy seeds or to sell their harvest...

 


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Taste beyond flavour: How colour, texture and environment influence taste perception

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The way we taste foods is actually far more complex than their flavour alone.
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20 Creative Examples of Food Photography

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Check out a compilation of creative food photographs by talented photographers from around the world, follow the links to find out more about the photographers.          ...
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What a colleciton of amazing food photography!.

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Potatoes: Endless Varieties in Switzerland, by Jonell Galloway

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http://www.theramblingepicure.com/potatoes-endless-varieties-in-switzerland/

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Potatoes are the main carbohydrate in the Swiss diet, so no wonder it is the centerpiece of Swiss cooking

 

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Saffron Culture: A Pictorial Cycle on Santorini, Part I, by Elatia Harris

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Saffron Culture: A Pictorial Cycle on Santorini, Part I, by Elatia Harris

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Part One in a series of articles on aspects of saffron. Photos under the title and below, of wall paintings from the excavated areas of Thera (also called Santorini), are taken from a magnificent site that has expired off the Internet, www.therafoundation.org.

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Gastronomic travels Madrid: where food is an art of good eating - eTurboNews

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Gastronomic travels Madrid: where food is an art of good eating
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In this city of Madrid, gastronomy is culture, leisure, and business.
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Deliciously dense: A seed bread unlike any other - nwitimes.com

Deliciously dense: A seed bread unlike any other - nwitimes.com | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it
Deliciously dense: A seed bread unlike any other
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This is not your usual bread. This is neither a yeast bread nor a quick bread. In fact, this bread has no leavener at all. This is a heavy, dense bread.
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Lynn Kincanon combines art with poetry - ReporterHerald.com

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Lynn Kincanon combines art with poetry ReporterHerald.com Lynn Kincanon decided to combine her poetry with selected images of the work of Loveland artists to produce a four-color booklet titled "Art as Metaphor, Analogy and Allegory." This booklet...
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Why Are Powerful Technology Companies Turning to Nature to Inspire Their Leaders? ----- The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

Why Are Powerful Technology Companies Turning to Nature to Inspire Their Leaders? ----- The wisdom of zen master Thich Nhat Hanh | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it

September 5, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk?

The answer is that all of them are interested in understanding how the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay as he is known to his hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, can help their organisations to become more compassionate and effective.

In a sign that the practice of mindfulness is entering the mainstream, Thay has been invited later this month (September 2013) to run a full day's training session at Google's main campus in California...

Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation in order to drive sustainability and happiness...

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-technology-ceos-wisdom-zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh

 

May 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. Released from the banalities of the office, reconnecting with the outdoors can stimulate innovation...  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/google-sony-nature-inspire-leaders

 

 

February 20, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:

BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239

 

                                                 VIDEO

September 5, 2013 Treehugger
UNTIL WE GRIEVE, WE'LL NEVER PROTECT THE EARTH

We'll protect what we fall in love with, that's the premise behind this video on the stunning beauty of pollination.

http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/until-we-grieve-well-never-protect-earth.html

 

 

26 August 2010 Guardian - Living Our Values

THICH NHAT HAHN:  ZEN AND THE ART OF PROTECTING THE PLANET: In Rare Interview with zen buddhist master Thay warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe http://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/environment-zen-buddhism-sustainability

 

Jan 21, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

THICH NHAT HANH:  ONLY LOVE CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE

Leading spiritual teacher Thay suggests that our search for fame, wealth, power and sexual gratification provides the perfect refuge for people to hide from the truth about the many challenges facing the world. Worse still, our addiction to material goods and a hectic lifestyle provides only a temporary plaster for gaping emotional and spiritual wounds, which only drives greater loneliness and unhappiness..... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-love-climate-change

 

March 23, 3012 -  The Ecologist

THICH NHAT HANH

MAYBE IN 100 YEARS THERE WILL BE NO MORE HUMANS ON THE PLANET   http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/1474669518/thich-nhat-hanh-maybe-in-100-years-there-will-be-no-more-humans-on-the-planet-the-ecologist

 

 

 

GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN: THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD  http://sco.lt/7BBtHV

 

September 15, 2013 Global Possibilities
U.N. SAYS DANES ARE THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/vikings-have-the-most-fun-u-n-says-danes-are-the-happiest-people-on-the-planet/

 

HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - RESTORING VALUES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3994926408/how-a-sense-of-sacred-can-help-sustainable-business-restoring-values

 

 

THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

 

 

September 13, 2013 CSRWire Talkback, Francesca Rheannon
THE TRAGEDY OF THE MARKET, THE PROMISE OF THE COMMONS http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1013-the-tragedy-of-the-market-the-promise-of-the-commons

 

CSRwire Talkback -
OUR INVISIBLE ECOLOGICAL COMMONS http://csrwiretalkback.tumblr.com/post/2147520326/our-invisible-ecological-commons

 

September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate, Tania Singer
BEYOND HOMO ECONOMICUS http://www.nationofchange.org/beyond-homo-economicus-1379168645

 

THE FINALIZATION OF NATURE:

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=financialization+of+nature

 

September 14, 2013 Project Syndicate, Barbara Unmuessig
NATURE, INC? THE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE IS NOT THE ANSWER http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/the-limits-of-market-based-environmental-protection-by-barbara-unmuessig

 

 

 

November 12, 2008 ETC Group
WHO OWNS NATURE?
ETC Group released a 48-page report, "Who Owns Nature?" on corporate concentration in commercial food, farming, health and the strategic push to commodify the planet's remaining natural resources http://www.etcgroup.org/content/news-release-who-owns-nature-0

 

A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

JANINE BENYUS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/86AYWv

 

 

 

September 9, 2013 Washington Post

HOW THE CULT OF SHAREHOLDER VALUE WRECKED AMERICAN BUSINESS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/how-the-cult-of-shareholder-value-wrecked-american-business/

 

June 26, 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business

LEADERS NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE COMPASSIONATE CHOICE AND RIPPLE EFFECTS. Changing systems is essential for creating sustainable business, but so is embedding kindness into small decisions... http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/leaders-compassionate-choice-ripple-effect

 

THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

BANKS PUT A PRICE ON EARTH'S LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY? http://sco.lt/64wUHx

 

 

 

ECO-SPIRITUALITY: TOWARDS A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/7tcgQj

 

November 9, 2012 Guardian Sustainable Business
MOMENTS OF REVELATION TRIGGER THE BIGGEST TRANSFORMATIONS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/epiphany-transform-corporate-sustainability

 

 

 

BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES  http://sco.lt/8aEijR

 

THE STATE OF THE WORLD:   IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

THESE OFFICE WORKERS CAN TEND CROPS WHILE THEY'RE IN BORING MEETINGS http://sco.lt/6sswVd

 

 

 

CHANGE IS UPON US AND CHANGE WE MUST http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/change-is-upon-us-and-change-we-must/

 

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                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                              ----AN ABSOLUTE MUST WATCH ---

 

USING ECOCIDE TO CREATE SERVITUDE IN THE PHILLIPINES - FROM THE INDIGENOUS POV http://sco.lt/8J2gRl

Fighting back Against Multi-National Foreign Corporations Collaborating With State Military Forces To Destroy Their Lands, Livelihoods and Forests - A devastating indictment on out of control corporate greed

 

 

 

>> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

WHY CHOOSING NATURE WILL ONLY ADVANCE HUMAN SOCIETIES  http://sco.lt/8BIJP7

 

 

 

September 3, 2013 - Think Progress

"WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT"

UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE:   ....  http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARDS A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

Biodiversity IS Life http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

 

 


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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 8, 2013 3:08 PM

A timely reminder that there is more to life than materialism and profit

Ferananda's comment, September 15, 2013 8:28 PM
Totally agree with you all. @alison who are stewards you are aware of?
pdjmoo's curator insight, January 5, 2015 7:32 PM

           YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Food waste is killing the planet. Here's how.

Food waste is killing the planet. Here's how. | The Rambling Epicure | Scoop.it
Your half-eaten sandwich's dirty secret (Food waste is killing the planet. Here's how. http://t.co/2L4cR7GhUA)

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:54 AM

Ouch.  Gives me more reason to be a fridge-nazi in my house. 

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:29 PM

More likely it kills malnourished people.