The other 44% have no idea why we have forks and spoons? GI
About 300 poke businesses opened each quarter in the U.S. from fourth quarter 2016 to second quarter 2018, at an annual rate of 61%, according to Yelp. Yelp noted the Hawaiian favorite first jumped to West Coast cities before East Coast cities, and then arrived in cities in the center of the country, reported Forbes.
Why do people have such an attraction for eating raw fish? GI
The $12 billion aid package for U.S. farmers will include between $7 billion and $8 billion in direct cash relief for farmers, according to the USDA secretary. The aid package is expected to include cash for farmers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, dairy and hogs as well as government purchases of fruits, nuts, rice, legumes, beef, pork and milk for distribution to food banks and nutrition programs. About $200 million will be allocated for a trade promotion program to develop new markets, reported St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
While the Trade War roars on... gotta keep our farmers liquid. The plan will work for all those people screaming about it! Give it time.. First one blinks..loses. GI
The New York City Council proposed a measure that would make water, milk or 100% fruit juice the default beverage option in all kids' meals served at restaurants. The proposed legislation would allow diners to request soda or other beverages when placing their order, reported New York Post.
Nanny State doing what it loves to do best..Telling parents what their children should drink! GI
California lawmakers sent the state's governor a measure that would limit the use of plastic straws at full-service restaurants. The law would make California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from giving customers single-use plastic straws unless upon customer request, reported Yakima Herald-Republic.
And anyone caught with a straw on their persons will be shot...Oh wait...never mind..they want to ban guns too! GI
California proposed a measure to curb children's consumption of sugary drinks. If signed into law, the bill would require restaurants to serve water or milk with kids' meals instead of soda or juice. Several cities in the state have already enacted similar rules, reported CBS News.
See NY story above- The two Nannies are sharing house rules about drinks! GI
The number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Monsanto jumped to about 8,000, according to Bayer executives. The company previously disclosed both state and federal litigation cases at 5,200 with most involving the use of glyphosate-based weed killers such as Roundup and Ranger Pro, reported St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Hmmmmm..Let's see..you use a chemical that kills weeds..and then you are surprised it may cause some health issues? GI
Whole Foods Market's prices fell 2% in the year since being acquired by Amazon, according to Morgan Stanley. A basket of 60 items including fresh and processed goods costs $195, roughly 13% more than at a typical conventional grocery store, as the grocery's protein products, including eggs, chicken and beef, were 28% costlier than the competition's, reported Portland Press-Herald.
Yep..but there are fools who will still go there because it's the trendy status thing to do... To us it's more trendy and smart to save money and go elsewhere! GI
A coffee-delivering drone that can detect when people are tired and bring them a drink was patented by IBM. The patent describes several variations of a drink delivery drone, including one that can detect blood pressure, pupil dilation and facial expressions, judging whether people are drowsy and delivering coffee to their cup, reported BBC.
George Jetson never even imagined this option! He had to push a button for Rosie to bring him coffee! GI
Increased phosphate intake can escalate pulse rates and blood pressure in young adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The researchers discovered phosphates, which can be found in cheese, coffee and meat products, increases the likelihood of developing the cardiovascular disease arteriosclerosis in otherwise healthy people, reported ScienceDaily.
If you listened to every study and eliminated everything from our diet, which supposedly harms us, we would have a lot less than the 56% Foodies mentioned above! GI
The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 be placed on the November ballot, rejecting the restaurant industry's challenges to the number of petition signatures and how the measure is written. Michigan Opportunity plans to appeal the ruling to the Michigan Supreme Court, reported The Wichita Eagle.
Check Please! Price increases at Restaurants are headed to Michigan! GI
Kroger Co. will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. The company, which uses about 6 billion bags each year, will start the program at its Seattle chain QFC, where it expects to be plastic-bag free by 2019, reported The Modesto Bee.
Business Op! Buy timberland! With all these additional paper things..We will need more trees! GI
Walmart filed two patents for at-home virtual reality shopping. Shoppers would use a virtual reality headset and sensory gloves to place orders, which would go to a fulfillment center where robots would pull orders to submit for shipping, reported Forbes.
Yes..for God Sake because it is so difficult to click a mouse! GI
Just Inc. launched Just Egg, a plant-based egg product. The product, which is free of egg, dairy, and cholesterol, will be sold in 26 grocery stores across the country before the end of September and was accepted into Amazon Launchpad, reported Business Insider.
Would you like your okra based eggs scrambled or fried? (No real reason for mentioning okra..just thought it seems like a veggie that gets overlooked) GI
Applestone Meat is operating four raw meat vending machines in Stone Ridge, NY, with expansion plans to open a store in Hudson in 2018 with seven vending machines. In 2019, the company plans for Scarsdale and Manhattan locations with at least 10 machines at each location. Applestone's founder eventually wants to place the stores in every city and sees the vending machines as a good solution for food deserts, reported Bloomberg.
Hmmm... I'll take a pack of gum, a diet coke..and a rib-eye (that's going to be a lot of quarters) GI
The Coca-Cola Co. launched more than 500 new products and variants globally in 2017, a record for the company and an increase of roughly 25% over the previous year. The move is part of a push of its global subsidiaries to launch more local flavors, as the company's CEO says its expanding portfolio is helping drive its recent growth in volumes. In addition, Coca-Cola is asking its international arms to experiment and speed up their research and development efforts, reported The Wall Street Journal.
Wow that drink vending machine is going to have a lot of new button selections for blending! GI
Delegations from China, India, Italy and Spain canceled visits to meet with North Dakota's bean, pea and lentil growers due to trade tensions. Some of the delegates represented new buyers and were each expected to make purchase orders of up to 200 metric tons. Growers are concerned competitors, including Canada, Russia and Ukraine, will use the opportunity to vie for China's business, reported CNBC.
Hey-who had that pea-brain idea to start a tariff war? GI
Startup Zippin launched a cashier-less test store in San Francisco that will grow into a full-sized AI-driven convenience store in the coming months. The prototype store is meant to showcase the technology for potential clients and investors, to ultimately sell the tech to other c-stores, reported Fast Company.
Based on the lines we see some mornings at the C-Store..at times it seems they are cashier-less too! GI
Maersk launch the first container ship to take the Northern Sea Route, which could become a competitor for the Suez Canal in Asian-European trade. The route could take one or two weeks off the transportation time. The Venta Maersk container ship is capable of carrying 3,600 units, but will carry just a load of frozen fish and some refrigerated produce on its first voyage, reported Fortune.
And going north may cut down on some need for refrigeration! Brrr... Bring the Long Johns! GI
Eating breakfast before working out may trigger the body to burn more carbohydrates and speed digestion afterwards, according to a study published in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study found those who ate a breakfast of porridge made with milk two hours before exercise triggered the benefits when compared to those who ate after working out, reported HealthDay.
Goldilocks knew all along that the porridge was "Just Right"! GI
Dessert company 600 lb Gorillas Inc. was awarded $720,000 after it accused its ice cream supplier Mister Cookie Face of watering down the ice cream for its sandwiches. In addition, the jury verdict awarded Mister Cookie Face $270,000 for products 600 lb Gorillas never paid for, reported Boston.com.
We reported on this a few weeks ago! There's the result! Still love those company names! Can't make up this stuff! GI
About one-third of the blue crab-picking jobs on Maryland's Eastern Shore are still unfilled after the Trump administration made changes to the foreign worker visa program. Many of the workers from Mexico who return each year for the seasonal work were not granted visas, and although crab houses have raised wages to attract workers, they have not been able to secure enough employees, reported The Washington Post.
We know a lot of young college folks with degrees who could use a job and maybe move out of their parents house! GI
Eating carbohydrates in moderation may be optimal for health and longevity, according to research published in The Lancet Public Health journal. The study found diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality, reported ScienceDaily.
This type of study is a waste of money..but like Goldilocks said.. Eat your carbohydrates in moderation and it must be "Just Right"! One cup of porridge equals 26 grams. GI