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Hey, PETA, Stick To Comedy! Scary Anti-Milk Ad Makes Us Miss The Vegan Stud Video

Activists' autism claim is flimsy and unfunny
Jun 24, 2014 10:00 am

The always shocking animal-rights group PETA is back in the news again, with another eye-catching campaign. We, the open-minded omnivores at Food Republic, simply wish the organization would go back to its colorful ways of illustrating the pros of a vegan diet, as opposed to hyping unproven evils. See what we mean here.

Never, Ever Wash Raw Chicken. Here's Why.

Britain stops rinsing raw chicken. We should, too.
Jun 17, 2014 9:00 am

In totally logical news: by rinsing raw chicken before cooking it, you are in fact effectively distributing infection around your kitchen in the form of chickeny water droplets. According to UK's Food Standards Agency, those droplets can travel up to three feet before landing on...well, what's within three feet of your kitchen?

The FDA Is Going After Your Beautiful Wood-Aged Cheese

Wooden cheese boards everywhere tremble in fear
Jun 9, 2014 2:00 pm

In a move to which we can only respond "nooooo!" the FDA has moved to ban aging cheese on shelves made from wooden boards. As in, a ban on the following: Brie, Camembert, Beaufort, Raclette, Parmaggiano, Comte...uh, cheddar. Apparently, a lot of cheese we like is aged on wood.

The Powdered Alcohol Debate Gets Stirred Up

NY Senator Chuck Schumer calls for a ban
May 5, 2014 10:15 am

New York Sen. Charles Schumer has called on the Food and Drug Administration to ban Palcohol, a brand of powdered alcohol, from coming to market, calling it a potential "Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking," according to an AP report. It's the latest volley in a growing debate.

Infographic: How To Tip A Waiter, Bartender, Barista, Deliveryman And Not Be Mean

Consult this chart; be a good person
Apr 8, 2014 4:00 pm

Wouldn’t it be great if the answers to basic tipping questions were conveniently located on a single sheet of paper? Is there a reason why the hotel bellman is lingering around the room, even though you had no bags with you? And are you cheap if you don’t leave a tip for restaurant takeout? A helpful infographic with all the answers, after the jump.

Ready For Spring? Watch This Time-Lapse Video Of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm

A remarkable transformation, a huge rooftop farm
Feb 19, 2014 10:30 am

Well, it's warmer, at least, which is cause for us in the Northeast to start daydreaming of sprouting plants and fresh lettuces and such. Then we spotted this time-lapse video of the making of Brooklyn Grange, the mammoth rooftop urban farm in NYC and we thought it'd be nice to share. Watch it here.

Tonight's State Dinner In Washington To Be Served With A Side Of Drama?

A look back at President Obama's glitzy events
Feb 11, 2014 11:00 am
Photo: Eddie Gehman Kohan

“No drama Obama”? Not exactly. The six state dinners of the United States' current President have certainly included their fair share of controversy. A recap, plus a look at tonight's festivities and menu, after the jump.

U.S. Senate Just Passed The Farm Bill. What Does It All Mean?

A numerical look at a bill two years in the making
Feb 4, 2014 5:00 pm
Photo: Travis S. on Flickr

The long-stalled Farm Bill passed in the Senate today, less than a week after passing in the House of Representatives. The bill reauthorizes hundreds of programs for agriculture, dairy production, conservation, nutrition and international food aid. So, how does it all break down? We take a peek at some of the numbers.

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