Co-founder of Zero Hour, Zanagee Artis, focuses on policy, climate education and storytelling to create a sustainable world
Co-founder of Zero Hour, Zanagee Artis, focuses on policy, climate education and storytelling to create a sustainable world
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New ways of making our own food can be exciting, especially for anyone who wants to maximize their food's health benefits while also possibly saving a little money. If you've been curious about a cooking trend that's growing—literally—then an important tip that's come out of a new study might help ensure the fruits of your dedication are actually plenty safe for you to eat.Food Safety News published their report this weekend about a study led by a food safety specialist at Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences. Joy Waite-Cusic, Ph.D., conducted the study to examine a way to cut down Salmonella risk due to an increasingly popular practice: "Activating" some grains, sprouts, nuts, seeds, and legumes to create the conditions for them to become a plant. According to Mind Body Green, activation is said to release these foods' most nutritional properties, causing them to deliver their greatest possible benefit to the consumer.To achieve activation in the process known as "sprouting," an important step takes place: Soaking the food in water, often overnight and in waters at room temperature. However, this step that's necessary for sprouting can also create the very kind of moisture that becomes a hospitable habitat for harmful microorganisms to grow, causing contamination to these foods.Fortunately, Waite-Cusic's study led to three valuable discoveries. She and her research team inoculated 15 grains, nuts, and seeds (among the 15 were reportedly almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, brown rice, flax, and hemp) with six different strains of Salmonella bacteria and soaked them in a variety of conditions. Of their findings, Food Safety News reports that refrigeration and salt during soaking significantly decreased the risk of Salmonella growth, as did using cold water to soak the sprouts.Waite-Cusic said that "including salt in the soaking process and refrigeration were determined to be the most cost-effective and easily implementable options for modifying current procedures."Nothing like kitchen solutions that are simple, since it's so important to keep food safe. Read what happened when cashew contamination turned major in At Least 7 People in 3 States Are Sick After Eating This Recalled Food.Keep reading:Doing This With Pasta May Actually Make It Deadly, Science Says9 Side Effects of Giving Up CerealThe One Homemade Treat Everyone Is Trying for Their PetsWhat Walking for Just 20 Minutes Does To Your Body
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The show hosted some of the most well-known designers in the world and boasted guests like Grace Kelly, Jane Birkin, and Josephine Baker. Here's the story of what went down when the fashion industry elite took over Versailles for a night.
You know some cooking oils—like olive oil and avocado oil, which a dietitian recently told us she loves—are healthier to cook with than others, especially given the impact some have been shown to have on heart health. A new study just delivered a conclusion about one common but oft-misunderstood cooking oil. They say that while this one oil has confused scientists and consumers for ages, it actually promotes cardiovascular health and lowers cholesterol.A group of nutritional science researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Texas Tech University led a study that's just been published in the journal Nutrition. The research team noted that while soybean oil is the most widely consumed oil in the U.S. as well as the world, its dangers versus its benefits is a debate that's confused consumers and medical professionals for years. They stated: "Despite the ubiquity of soybean oil in the U.S. food supply and its established cardioprotective effect, U.S. consumers are much less likely to rate soybean oil as healthful in comparison to many other oils such as olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil and avocado oil."RELATED: The One Vitamin Doctors Are Urging Everyone To TakeThis is problematic, they say. That's because while saturated fat is commonly thought of as a major culprit for heart disease and death, a 2010 study revealed that in 80% of countries, twice the number of coronary heart disease cases were caused by inadequate omega-6 polyunsaturated fat levels (such as those from soybean oil) compared to coronary heart disease rates caused by high levels of saturated fat.To shed light on what they regard as these prevalent misperceptions, the researchers conducted an analysis of past studies which all examined the effects of soybean oil on health, including aspects related to cardiovascular disease prevention, blood lipid (cholesterol) levels, inflammation, and oxidative stress. Their findings indicate that as a polyunsaturated fat, not only does soybean oil "not affect inflammatory biomarkers, nor does it increase oxidative stress," but when soybean oil replaced saturated fat, blood cholesterol levels lowered.The researchers conclude:[…C]ollectively, evidence suggests soybean oil has favorable effects on [cardiovascular disease] risk. In addition, dietary recommendations support soybean oil consumption as part of a healthy diet for general health and [cardiovascular disease] prevention and management.It's pretty science-y, but it seems soybean oil definitely delivers some benefit. Information like this could help you make a good choice next time you're in the oil aisle. Check out One Major Effect Drinking Coffee Has on Your Liver, and keep reading:Eating Habits To Avoid If You Don't Want High CholesterolThese Are the Worst Types of Coffee for Your Heart Health, Science SaysThis Toxic Fat Is More Harmful To Your Body Than Cholesterol, According To Experts
Now that mask mandates are lifting, and life is beginning to return to normal, a solution for the carnival of sensations waiting just outside our doors: Look, marvel, swoon.
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McDonald's is known for delivering big on size. But as the fast food brand has made some tough decisions during the pandemic, an historic McDonald's store has been closed, effective today, as the owner evaluates what's really best for business.Michigan Live reported Saturday that the world's first "Mini Mac," located in the South End of eastern Michigan's Bay City, has been permanently closed as of today. The Mini Mac is said to carry some fast food historical significance, bearing a plaque as "The World's First McDonald's 'Mini Mac,'" established at 2200 Broadway Avenue in June of 1981.RELATED: 7 New Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches Everyone Is Talking AboutThe Mini Mac was a petite version of the classic McDonald's store, reportedly featuring a walk-up window, a small dining area, two outdoor dining tables, and a single-lane drive-thru.The owner and operator of the Bay City Mini Mac said in a statement released by McDonald's:"McDonald's reviews its restaurant portfolio on a regular basis to make the best decisions for our business moving forward. After more than 40 years, our restaurant at 2200 Broadway in Bay City is closing. We have been honored to serve our loyal customers and be part of this community."The statement also noted that the employees of the Mini Mac restaurant were offered employment opportunities at nearby locations, while customers received coupons to visit these locations as well. "I would like to thank you for your support," the owner stated via the coupon. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve you all these years."It's said the Bay City Mini Mac was one of just three Mini Mac locations in the country, with the other two in Los Angeles and Pueblo, Colorado. In other news about fast food concepts, check out Chick-fil-A Is Launching a Brand New Type of Restaurant.Also read:America's Top Pizza Chain Accused of Using Controversial IngredientsThis Popcorn Is Being Recalled in 16 States, FDA Says4 Major Grocery Stores That Just Changed Their Mask Rules
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new face mask guidance on Thursday—vaccinated people can take their masks off in most places, indoors and outdoors—and what they thought was good news was met with confusion. Should stores let people in without masks? Should states end mask mandates? Can you trust someone when they "say" they are vaccinated? Why, just a few days ago, did the CDC say everyone should wear a mask? Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, appeared on This Week and Fox News Sunday this morning to explain. Read on for 6 essential points that help clarify the rules, and can save your life—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You Had COVID And Should Tell Your Doctor. 1 Dr. Walensky Said If You Are Not Vaccinated, You Are "Not Safe" "The guidance that we released on Thursday is about individuals and what individuals are at risk of doing," said Dr. Walensky on This Week. "If they're vaccinated, they are safe. If they are not vaccinated, they are not safe. They should still be wearing a mask or better yet get vaccinated." 2 Dr. Walensky Said "This is Not Permission for Widespread Removal of Masks" "We also need to say that this is not permission for widespread removal of masks," said Walensky. "For those who are vaccinated: It may take some time for them to feel comfortable removing their masks, but also that these decisions have to be made at the jurisdictional level. At the community level: Some communities have been hit harder than others have lower vaccination rates than others. We wanted to deliver the science at the individual level, but we also understand that these decisions have to be made at the community level." 3 Dr. Walensky Explained Why it Was Safe for Vaccinated People to Take Off Their Masks "Let's celebrate this moment," said Walensky on This Week. "We're in a place in this pandemic, cases have been coming down in more than a third, just in the last two weeks. We have vaccine now across this country, widely available for anyone who wants it. And we now have science that has really just evolved even in the last two weeks that demonstrates that these vaccines are safe, they are effective. They are working in the population just as they did in the clinical trials, that they are working against our variants, that we have here circulating in the United States. And then if you were to develop an infection, why even if you got vaccinated, that you can't transmit that infection to other people." 4 What About Grocery Store Employees? Are They in Danger, Now That Unmasked People Can Come Into the Store? "If those employees are actually vaccinated themselves, they are not at risk," Dr. Walensky told Fox News. "The other thing I want to make sure everybody understands is we're not a homogeneous country, right? There are some places that have more disease than others and less vaccination rates than others. And what I would say is in those communities, they should still be looking within those communities before removing mask policies." 5 Dr. Walensky Was Asked, Are Vaccinated People Supposed to Police Those Who are Unvaccinated? "What I would say is those unvaccinated people need to work to protect themselves, need to continue to mask and better yet need to get vaccinated," said Walensky on This Week. "What we're asking our businesses to do, as they are starting to think about the guidance as to what this means for their workplaces, is to make it easy for paid time off for their employees to get vaccinated." She continued: "We are asking people to take their health into their own hands, to get vaccinated. And if they don't, then they continue to be at risk for the unvaccinated. Our policy has not changed this. We were going to get to a place in this pandemic where vaccinated people were going to be able to take off their mask. We're lucky to be there with the science that we have, and now we have to take this foundational step that is completely based in science and understand what it means as we open the entire country." 6 Dr. Walensky Said More Specific Guidance Will Come Soon So should schools go mask free? Businesses? The CDC hasn't said directly—yet. "This had to be the first foundational step that we made in order to update all of our guidance, thousands of pages of guidance," Walensky said on Fox. "We need to update our school guidance, our childcare guides, our camp guidance, our travel guidance. We have a lot of work that we need to do. We are actively working on that now, and we're actively doing outreach with the community to do so." So get vaccinated if you have not yet, and to get through life at your healthiest, don't miss this special report: This Popular Supplement Can Raise Your Cancer Risk, Experts Say.
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Tony Armatrading obituaryStage and screen actor who enjoyed success with the RSC and in many TV and film roles, including Empire Road and Notting Hill Tony Armatrading as Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come And Gone by August Wilson at the Tricycle theatre, London, in 1990. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/The Guardian
“When you see him make the dresses in the show, he’s literally cutting the fabric, pinning it, and making it,” said director Dan Minahan.
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By now, you've heard that eating less meat is healthier for you, your family, and the planet. Meanwhile, the last year's lockdown probably saw you ordering more takeout and delivery than ever. Unfortunately, these two trends conflict in a way you might want to know about. With pizza as the most-ordered food this past year, advocates are calling out America's biggest pizza brand for inhumane treatment of the animals that become our food.Late Friday, animal advocacy group the Human League contacted Eat This, Not That! editors with a report that may warrant awareness. In the report, entitled "The Price of a Slice," the organization states that 200 food companies have willingly committed to a new chicken welfare policy that eliminates the cruelest factory farming practices from their supply chains. Those companies that have committed to good for chickens include well known brands like Chipotle, Burger King, Popeyes, Papa John's, Starbucks, Subway, Denny's, and more.RELATED: This Is the Best Supermarket in America, New Survey SaysWhile a lot of fast food brands, family restaurants, and manufacturers like General Mills and Kraft Heinz appear on the list of companies that have committed to kinder chicken welfare, the number of pizza chains leaves plenty to be desired. The Human League says big pizza brands have failed to commit to the same animal welfare supply chain practices. The list of these chains includes Domino's—which is the top-selling pizza in America—along with Pizza Hut, Little Caesar's, Sbarro, Marco's Pizza, and many more.Shown is the Human League's list of pizza chains they're calling on for better animal welfare practices:The Human League says these pizza chains commit inhumane practices in their treatment of chickens in particular. Here's what they detail:Crowded by the tens of thousands into sheds with no room to move around. Standing in their own waste because their sheds are almost never cleaned during their lifetime. Bred to grow so heavy, at such a rapid rate, that many can't even stand up. Killed using a brutal system called "live-shackle slaughter," leaving half a million chickens boiled alive each year.These pizza restaurants allow this to go on every day. They have refused to ban these practices from their supply chains, and they have never released a public statement about their standards for chicken welfare.We all know that making the healthier, more conscious transition to eating less meat products takes sacrifice, intention, and commitment. But the insights we gain from reports like this might better inform where we want to order from next time the house has a craving for barbecue chicken pizza, wings, or chicken tenders. Catch up on the big popcorn brand that's been recalled in 16 states, and keep reading:Burger King Brings Back These Beloved Chicken Nuggets After 10 YearsStudy Finds Harmful Chemicals in Breast MilkThe Easy Homemade Pet Treat Everyone Is Trying
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