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Startup serves up chicken produced from cells in lab

A startup has created the world’s first chicken strips grown from self-reproducing cells. Some who sampled the strip—breaded, deep-fried and spongier than a whole chicken breast—said it nearly nailed the flavor of the traditional variety. Scientists from those companies have already produced beef, grown from bovine cells and made into a burger and a meatball.… Read More
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This café is run entirely by adults with Down syndrome

There is a café where all staffers are people with Down syndrome. GiGi’s Playhouse Hoffman Estates is a training centre that provides support to individuals with Down syndrome. They begin by studying a variety of subjects including maths, literacy and public speaking. Following completion of the program, students begin an 18-week internship at the café,… Read More
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American Mothers and Even Fathers Are Eating Placentas

After Heather Watson delivered, she brought home a baby boy and her placenta, which her husband plans to cook with black pudding, sausages, beans and toast. Many Ways to Use Your Placenta What was once an extremely fringe movement in the has been given a boost by celebrity endorsements from January Jones to the Kardashians.… Read More
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Why Are Food Portions Bigger in America Than in the Rest of the World?

It was a cinema in Chicago that first came up with the concept of super-sizing. To boost sales of popcorn and soda in a movie theatre chain, an area manager decided to introduce a large size. He thought that people were unlikely to buy a second helping so as not to appear gluttonous but, if… Read More
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Why Do Japanese Mothers Spend So Much Time Preparing Creative Lunch Boxes?

“Kyara-ben” is an unique version of japanese boxed lunches, known as bento, where popular anime characters, cute animals, and even portraits or scenery are created with food. These type of bento lunches are predominantly made for preschoolers and kindergarteners to help over come picky eating habits and enjoy food. Preparing bento for schoolchildren is serious… Read More
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There are Summer Camps Where Girls Are Force-Fed to Prepare Them for Marriage

In Mauritania, a country crippled by food shortages, obesity is viewed as a sign of wealth and prestige in a woman. To attain Mauritanian standards of beauty, many women force their young daughters to go to fat camps. 5, 7 and 9-year-olds are expected to consume a daily diet of two kilos of pounded millet… Read More
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Devotees Roll Over Leftovers in a Strange Indian Ritual

Each year, a strange ritual takes place in the temples of Karnataka, in India. The devotees who belong in the lower caste roll over food leftovers coming from the Brahmins or the people who belong in the upper caste. They believe that the saliva of the Brahmins will cure and protect them from skin diseases,… Read More
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