The Future Is Bleak for Foodies; Forget Jared. Meet Christine, Taco Bell's Diet Poster Girl
The latest food recall comes from National Steak and Poultry in Oklahoma, which is recalling some 248,000 pounds of beef that might be contaminated with a strain of E. coli. The meat could be linked to illnesses in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota, and Washington.
Whole Foods has launched a Facebook application that will help promote three non-profit food organizations. The app allows shoppers to choose to support The Non-GMO Project, Mission Organic 2010, or GrowingPower.
Subway may have Jared, but now Taco Bell has Christine, who lost 54 pounds in two years by eating low-fat "Fresco" menu items in lieu of her old fast-food favorites. Apparently, dietitians aren't sure such role models actually promote good eating habits.
What does the future hold for foodies? "Schmancyburgers. Burgers prices everywhere will skyrocket," "Sauce on everything.... 2010 may be the year barbecue sauce finally passes salsa as the #1 condiment," and "vodka sales will surpass wine sales."
While recent studies show coffee drinkers are less likely to develop diabetes, several cancers, cavities, gallstones, cirrhosis, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's, or to commit suicide, evidence still shows that java raises blood pressure, heart rate, and potential for stroke and heart disease.
[Wall Street Journal]