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Wednesday Food News-Smithfield Farms, Asian and healthy product lines, Monsanto, How David Beats Goliath, Freezing to save money, Laurent Gras, and the Best Chicken

Posted by chefmax on May 6, 2009

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Smithfield Farms, the giant agribusiness hog farmers are now a force in Eastern Europe. From the NYT, the company that may allegedly have been the source for the outbreak of the current swine flu in Mexico. They are currently being investigated. Too many animals in one space and the overuse of antibiotics to facilitate the money saving features of packing in the animals into smaller areas. 

Food and Beverage companies are looking to increase their Asian and healthy product lines during current economy. From Food Nav, a smart move toward a more diverse portfolio of products that will have a broader health paradigm. 

From IOL, “Plantings of genetically modified (GM) maize in South Africa have increased dramatically, agriculture company Monsanto said on Tuesday.” Good bye Africa. The fox is in the hen house. 

This has nothing to do with food but I love Malcolm Gladwell and this is a great article. From The New Yorker. How David Beats Goliath

From the NYT, Freezing to save money. An article on cleaning out the freezer and using it the right way. 

Laurent Gras is doing it again. From the NYT, L2O in Chicago is gettting really good reviews. Nice touch points on culinary techniques being used with a twist.

Selecting the Best Chicken. From the LATIMES, an article on 14 samples from different producers. Good points and suggestions.

Have a great Wednesday!

Chef Max 5-6-09


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