DailyDirt: Not The Food You're Looking For…
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Eating meat has been a part of the human diet for quite some time, and there’s evidence that cooking meat allowed our ancient ancestors to spend less time chewing and more time doing other productive tasks. But now, we’re eating a lot more calories and hardly chewing at all — and soon we’ll have robots doing all the hard work for us. With all our new free time, maybe we can spend it making sure we’re eating the right things (without necessarily eating a trendy paleo diet).
- Clear Labs has published a DNA analysis of hamburgers sampled from 79 brands and 22 retailers. Veggie burgers were tested that contained beef DNA (as well as other undesirable animal DNA), and meat burgers appeared to contain other meats than listed on their labels. If you really want to know how the sausage is made, you can also check out the Clear Labs report on hot dogs (but take it with a grain of salt). [url]
- Genetic testing of sushi and other fish in restaurants has turned up a surprisingly high number of mislabeled species. The FDA prioritizes food safety over the accurate identification of species, and it can only inspect a fairly small fraction of all the food served. [url]
- Maybe you don’t mind a bit of pork in your all beef patties, but how about antibiotics in your favorite fast food? Sure, it’s probably not going to kill anyone (directly), but there’s always some outrage when people find out there’s something they weren’t expecting in their food. [url]
After you’ve finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.