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Big blue cock – London

Big blue cock erected on fourth plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square London mayor Boris Johnson unveils Katharina Fritsch’s Hahn/Cock, the latest artwork to fill square’s empty plinth There is simply no other way of putting it, and nor would earthy British wit have it any other way. A giant bright-blue cock – its feathers proudly upstanding, its coxcomb as stiff …

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Easy, FUN ways to cook eggs

The most important factors to consider when selecting your eggs is who cared for the chickens that laid them and how those chickens are raised. This is why knowing your food suppliers is so important.

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Nitrates and Nitrites bad for you?

It’s hard to shake the thoughts about nitrates.  It’s a deciding factor for many people when they buy processed meat like bacon or lunchmeat, and it’s been hanging out in the  back of my mind since I bought hot dogs last month. But what exactly is a nitrate?  What’s the big deal?  Is there even a big deal to  be …

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The Nitrate and Nitrite Myth: Bacon

By Chris Kresser Beyond just being loaded with “artery-clogging saturated fat” and sodium, bacon has been long considered unhealthy due to the use of nitrates and nitrites in the curing process. Many conventional doctors, and well-meaning friends and relatives, will say you’re basically asking for a heart attack or cancer by eating the food many Paleo enthusiasts lovingly refer to as “meat candy”. …

Facts About Sodium Nitrate

Facts About Sodium Nitrate Nitrates and nitrites are chemical compounds commonly used in making cured meat products like bacon and hot dogs. A lot of ink has been spilled discussing the idea that nitrates and nitrites are bad for you, and food manufacturers have introduced all kinds of supposedly “nitrate-free” products to meet the resulting consumer demand. But what you …

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Netherlands bans beak trimming

Netherlands bans beak trimming in layer hens from 2018 The Netherlands aims to forbid the practice of beak trimming in layer hens as from September 2018. This was decided by agricultural minister Sharon Dijksma. Two parties in Parliament had asked for a ban as from 2015. Currently, the practice is tacitly allowed until 2021. The ban will be introduced gradually. …

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Cheaper chicken costs local jobs

Cheaper chicken.. costs local jobs, but how you feel about it seems to depend on where in the food chain you are, writes Lloyd Gedye.  South Africans eat more than one billion chickens a year, which means that, on average, each one eats 35.8kg of chicken products, roughly equal to 27.5 chickens, or more than two chickens a month. It …

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Food security – chicken

Food security in South Africa will be put at risk if the chicken business is not safeguarded. Consider this: in Africa, Nigeria doesn’t allow chicken imports, neither does Kenya nor do many others on the continent. Almost all the Southern African countries apply quantitative import controls, generally limiting imported products such as poultry. Our neighbors tightly control their borders to …