Aggregating food related news worthy of digest.
When Jackson, Rick Woodford’s “best buddy”, an 8 year-old Belgian Malinois-Labrador mix, was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Woodford was determined to help his friend enjoy the remaining days of his life.
The Dog Food Dude Rick Woodford, author of Feed Your Best Friend Better, demonstrates an easy to make Mutt Loaf recipe that’s nutritious and tasty that your dog will love. The complete recipe for this dish, and the dog food treat video and recipe are below:
According to Rick Woodford, author of Feed Your Best Friend Better, cooking the right homemade food for your dog helps provide a greater variety of amino acids, vitamins, and especially phytochemicals and antioxidants that “help determine the long-term health of a dog.” He points to foods like carrots, red bell peppers, and spinach as foods rich in these essential ingredients.
Veteran chef turned food activist, Michele Knaus, demonstrates how to make a delicious Red Flannel hash. What makes it ‘red flannel’ you might ask? The addition of of beets! Knaus adds other fresh vegetables to make this a memorable hash, maybe becoming one of your favorite recipes too.
Clark Haass loves hash. We’re not talking about the kind that comes in a can, but the kind that is made using many different ingredients, often from leftovers in the fridge. In his evangelist love for hash, Haass began creating informal ‘hashcapade’ events as he travelled to different cities, bringing patrons together with participating restaurants along his travel route . We joined in on the fun at Clyde Common restaurant in Portland.
Many food cultures have their own versions of hash. Clark Haass talks about some of the different versions, and what he thinks defines the essence of a true hash.
The Weekly Roundup
- Biofuels demands eating into US corn stockpiles (New Scientist)
- Can Endangered Animals Coexist with Big Ag? (SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN)
“The most dramatic change happening today that is pushing already uncommon species toward even greater rarity is the conversion of rain forests and natural savannas into commodities production for industrialized agriculture.”
- High-stakes fight over soybeans goes to high court (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
“The Supreme Court will grapple with the limit of Monsanto’s patent rights, whether they stop with the sale of the first crop of beans, or extend to each new crop soybean farmers grow that has the gene modification that allows it to withstand the application of weed-killer.” In other words, do the full legal protections afforded by patent law extend even to living patents that exude cancerous like behaviors?
- Hogs fall on Chinese warning about drug additive (DesMoinesRegister)
“China and Hong Kong are the third largest markets for U.S. pork. Iowa is the nation’s largest pork producing state.” Russia, the fifth largest U.S. Customer also says no. In a free-market driven economy, what do you do when a substantial portion of the international community resoundingly says: no thank you?
- Dispute over drug in feed limiting US meat exports (NBCNews.com-Helena Bottemiller) Solid background article that explains the use of the drug, ractopamine hydrochloride, in commodity pork, turkey, and beef in the US.