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Food Disparity

A fascinating photographic look at food disparity, highly recommended.

Heat

In case you were wondering: The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Capsicum Chinense), endemic to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago, is currently the world’s hottest Chili pepper. The New Mexico State University’s Chili Pepper Institute has identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the newest hottest chili pepper in the world as of February 2012. […]

Another Reason Why Banks Are Evil

A fascinating article from Johann Hari and The Independent. This is the story of how some of the richest people in the world – Goldman, Deutsche Bank, the traders at Merrill Lynch, and more – have caused the starvation of some of the poorest people in the world. It starts with an apparent mystery. At […]

CDC: Rocket Fuel Chemical in Most Powdered Infant Formula

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that 15 brands of powdered infant formula are contaminated with perchlorate, a rocket fuel component detected in drinking water in 28 states and territories. The two most contaminated brands, made from cow’s milk, accounted for 87 percent of the U.S. powdered formula market […]