These cupcakes may be look tasty, but what if I told you they were made using insect parts? Well I’m not sure if these cupcakes actually were, but bugs could be one of the ingredients used in the dye that colors icing. Actually did you know that you have probably eaten insects several times in your life, and no it’s not be accident. The St. Louis-Post Dispatch calls it the “creepy side of food coloring” I call it gross and flat out wrong. Here’s their story: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/sciencemedicine/story/D7E5921276FAA1F6862575C7007A3CD9?OpenDocument
I really believe people should be connected to their food. That’s why I always say people should know what goes on in factory farms. If you know the situations the cows, pigs, etc. go through and still want to eat that crap, it’s your business. It’s the same philosophy when it comes to food from the Earth. That’s why this Kentucky story caught my eye. It’s about kids getting up close and personal with their food. Interesting stuff: http://www.whas11.com/news/local/stories/whas11-topstory-090531-food-kids-farm.36d42aed.html
Whenever I go to a concert or sporting event I know I’ll probably be limited to eating a pretzel and maybe some fries and Cracker Jacks. Luckily though some ballparks are starting to get the “meat-free” message. PETA released their list today of the most vegetarian friendly ballparks. Sadly none are in NY. Are they in your home state? Take a look here: http://www.peta.org/feat-veg-ballparks09.asp
Good news airlines are apparently becoming more vegetarian friendly. This article tackles the topic from a Taiwan perspective. Did you know vegetarians in Taiwan don’t eat onions or garlic. I don’t know what I’d do without those two foods!!!!!!!!!! Here’s the story: http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=964708&lang=eng_news&cate_img=logo_taiwan&cate_rss=TAIWAN_eng
The sour move of the day goes to any company who thought it was okay to put insect parts in food dye. Why was that ever acceptable?!?!?!