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Sriracha Or Tabasco: Which Sauce Is Better? A Foodie’s Take On The Battle Of The Hot Sauces

Sriracha sauce has been in the news a lot lately.  While the community where the red sauce with the green tip bottle is made has tried - unsuccessfully - to get the plant shut down over odor concerns, it seems like the hot sauce has suddenly shown up at just about every restaurant you go to.

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Source:  Agrilifetoday via flickr
Source: Agrilifetoday via flickr
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Food And Drug Administration Clarifies Gluten-Free Label

How gluten-free IS the food you're eating?  It might seem trivial - but not to a person with Celiac disease.  Recent movement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration toughens up the labeling standards so that the 3 million people who have Celiac disease can consume their meals without worry.

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Source:  Muy Yum via flickr
Source: Muy Yum via flickr
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Who Is Eli Zabar? New York’s Food Culture Hero Defies Definition

It's a fact worth repeating:  The food world's most-important people are not necessarily its most recognized. Sure there's Bobby Flay and Paula Deen (remember her?);  But for every Emeril Legasse - who touts his pots, pans, and cookbooks on the shopping network, there's two-handfuls of people you may not have ever heard of that truly dictate the trends and create the foods and ingredients that set the culinary world a blaze.

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Source:  I-5 Design & Manufacture via flickr
Source: I-5 Design & Manufacture via flickr
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Banned Foods That Are Common In The United States; The Top Ten List – How Many Do You Eat?

How many of these do YOU eat on a regular basis?

A recent study discovered that ten foods that are common staples in a lot of American's diets are actually banned in other countries.  Relaxed regulations, uninformed consumers, and financial lobbying have played their roles in keeping these foods available on our shelves in the United States.

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Source:  Graibeard via flickr
Source: Graibeard via flickr
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Potato Prices Inflated By Growers For Almost A Decade According To A New Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by the Associated Wholesale Grocers alleges that a major group of U.S. potato growers formed a cartel to inflate the price of their product since 2004.

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Source:  loonyhiker via flickr
Source: loonyhiker via flickr
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Twinkies Are Back; Look For The Original Recipe Product Back On Store Shelves By July

Twinkie lovers rejoice!  The highly-processed, over-sugared sweet snack is expected back on store shelves by July!

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Source:  I-5 Design & Manufacture via flickr
Source: I-5 Design & Manufacture via flickr
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Frozen Food Changes Marketing To Better Communicate Nutrient Value To An Evolving Marketplace

It's almost as if consumer food shopping traits were like a pendulum - swinging back and forth with no middle ground.  After decades of advertising and marketing made grocery shoppers aware of the contents of the processed food they were consuming, there's been a growing trend toward organic and "raw" foods.  Now, it appears like big money is about to be spent to drive that swing back the other way.

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Source:  Davididaho via flickr
Source: Davididaho via flickr
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Are Baby Carrots Good For You? Do Baby Carrots Contain Chlorine? The Truth About These Man-Carved Vegetables

As the resident "Foodie" in the building, I was recently asked about those baby carrots you find in the grocery store.  You know the ones that I'm talking about:  small, roundish-looking carrot chunks that are sold in clear plastic bags - ready-made for instant snacking.  My friend wanted to know if they were any better or worse for you than "non-baby carrots";  They also inquired about the viral rumor that the carrots contain massive amounts of chlorine.

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Source:  Yoplait/General Mills
Source: Yoplait/General Mills
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YoPlus Yogurt Class Settlement Seeks Respondents

If you bought YoPlus yogurt - manufactured by General Mills and Yoplait USA, you could become part of a class action lawsuit.

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Source:  Annecyhs via flickr
Source: Annecyhs via flickr
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Maple Syrup Thieves Hit The Woods; Theft Rates Continue To Rise

Recent reports show that theft of Maple Syrup - direct from its source in the woods - is expected to increase again this year, continuing a trend.  Officials in New England are tracking the crime that is difficult to solve.

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Source:  Charles Haynes via flickr
Source: Charles Haynes via flickr
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Florida Man Steals $75,000 Worth Of Soup; Story Has Minnesota Connection

Perhaps it's the economy;  With the price of groceries these days, it appears that food has become a hot commodity with criminals.  First there was the store about stolen energy drinks and Nutella.  Now, Florida Police are charging a man for stealing $75,000 worth of soup.

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Source: flickr
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Five Tons Of Nutella Stolen

Not only do Germans love beer, kraut, and sausage - apparently they also love Nutella!

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