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Media Goes Apeshit After One Guy Gets Sick Off of Sushi

Sushi usually contains raw food. It is not cooked. Raw things are full of bacteria, and sometimes parasites, because animals have those things in their tissue. Sushi can get you sick. This should not be a surprise.Read more… Continue reading

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My Favorite Fancy Lunch Delivery Startup Just Died and I Am Heartbroken

Over the past year, I’ve tried valiantly to keep the dream of daily gourmet desk lunches alive. Apparently, however, this city’s epicureans have all died or moved away. You see, my beloved artisanal lunchmaker Maple—the popular food delivery service backed by superstar chef David Chang—announced it’s shutting down…

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Silicon Valley Can’t Stop Puking Money All Over Soylent

Soylent, a substance, is about to be everywhere. A team of queasy venture capitalists just invested $50 million into the company. This, despite the fact that Soylent is perhaps best known for lying about its ingredients and giving people fits of relent… Continue reading

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These Environmentalists Say Meat Is Okay Sometimes

Brian Kateman, like many once-vegetarians, wasn’t perfect. But he wasn’t trying to be. One Thanksgiving during his college years, Kateman recalls reaching for a piece of turkey, which he permitted himself because of the special occasion. His older sister, predictably, started making fun of him.

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These Are the Three Best Coolers

Well this is awkward. The overwhelming favorite in this week’s cooler Co-Op was RTIC’s hard cooler, which is no longer in production due to to a lawsuit by YETI. You can still find them here and there, and it’s possible RTIC will make tweaks and rerelease it in some form. But in the meantime, let’s have a vote on your

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Life on the ice: one last hunt for Norway’s sealers

Campaigners believed they’d ended the Norwegian seal hunt. But then two young filmmakers reignited a nation’s interest in the tradition

There’s not a lot of poetry in killing seals – not in the rifle shot, nor in the swing of the infamous sealer’s club, the hakapik, not in the blood on the ice. But there’s poetry in the ocean. In Sealers: One Last Hunt, a Norwegian documentary film about the end of a way of life that is anathema to most of us in Europe, a group of hunters leap between the floes as the pack ice rises and falls on vast Atlantic swells, a scene that stays with the viewer like a song.

Jumping between the floes is a young person’s game. The nightmare is ‘to be caught beneath’

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We’d Rather Find This Chocolate Baby Groot in Our Easter Baskets Instead of a Bunny

‘Tis the season to consume chocolate effigies of bunnies, chicks, and gigantic eggs. But given the choice, we’d much rather rifle through all that fake plastic grass in our Easter baskets to discover this incredibly detailed solid chocolate Baby Groot. Although, we’d be too impressed to devour it.

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Delicious Maple Syrup Enlisted in Bitter Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

April Fools is over so you can believe me when I say: Scientists are trying to see if maple syrup can be used to help fight antibiotic resistance. Sweet.Read more… Continue reading

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Hot Toys’ Spectacular ‘Homemade’ Spider-Man: Homecoming Figure, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s new weekly series gathering the latest and shiniest pop culture toys and merchandise around. This week: a very fancy take on Peter Parker’s low-rent Spider-Man: Homecoming look, a giant Optimus Prime, and a fully armed and operational battle teapot. Let’s take a look!

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US Troops Won’t Be Eating the Indestructible Pizza of Their Dreams

War is hell, and hell still doesn’t have pizza.

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Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks Are Better Than Regular Pretzel Sticks

Lots of people think going gluten-free is stupid if you don’t have celiac disease or a non-celiac wheat sensitivity, sure. But let’s all get off our high horses for a second and say that sometimes, very occasionally, a gluten-free substitute is better than the food it’s trying to mimic.

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Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign

President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of a what appears to be a phone conversation between Trump and Wilbur Ross, his nominee for Commerce Secretary. During the conversation, which was recorded…

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Scientists Add 50,000 Seeds to Arctic Doomsday Vault Because Everything Is Awful

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle has received a major deposit of nearly 50,000 seed samples from around the world, bringing the total number of seeds stored at the remote facility to nearly one million. This latest deposit—one of the largest ever—is a critical step in ensuring global food security…

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Dog Foods Recalled Over Concerns of Euthanasia Drug Contamination

When buying dog food, you’re probably trying to keep your pup alive rather than feed it barbiturates, the drugs used to euthanize dogs. But a pair of related dog food companies are issuing a voluntary recall based on fear that one such drug, pentobarbital, might be in some of their food.

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These Star Wars Soy Sauce Dishes Are Completely Absurd and I Want Them So Bad

Eating sushi is as much an art as making the Japanese delicacy. When it comes to enhancing the flavor of sashimi or nigiri you’re not supposed to just drown your sushi in soy sauce. A light dip is all you need, and these wonderful Star Wars soy sauce dishes will make it easy to know when you’ve portioned out the…

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Even Your Fast Food’s Wrapper Is Bad For You

You don’t go to a fast food restaurant expecting a healthy meal, but you generally don’t expect potentially carcinogenic compounds, either. It turns out that a third of the time, that’s what you’re getting, and not in the food, but in the wrapper. Scientists aren’t sure how concerning this new health revelation is…

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Why McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Tastes Like Ketchup

Burger fans recognize the power of the special sauce, whipping up their own custom batches to recreate the savory, delectable bite they know and love from their favorite burger chains. Usually, those sloppy creations mirror thousand island dressing: ketchup and mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and mayonnaise, ketchup,…

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This Butter Factory Sure Looks Like Heaven

The Jean-Yves Bordier Butter factory in France looks like a wonderful place to get lost in. Mind of a Chef toured the factory with chef Ludo Lefebvre, and just judging from Lefebvre’s pure joy in seeing all that butter get made, it seems like it’s heaven on Earth. Hell, even from just watching the video of the…

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The FDA’s Newly Proposed GMO Rules Are Nonsense

As the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it approached last week and the entire internet devolved into a morass of Trump headlines, the Food and Drug Administration quietly put forth proposed regulations that could drastically impact whether genetically engi… Continue reading

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How Pickles Got Caught Up in the Latest Health Fad

For 15 years, pickle makers from across the East Coast have gathered to celebrate brined vegetables at New York City’s Lower East Side Pickle Day. Last year, thirty thousand people squeezed in lines beside white tents that stretched over a quarter mile. A word appeared on some of the sauerkraut tents: “probiotic.”…

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