Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Today we are filming for NCBA's Cattlemen to Cattlemen series to showcase our student organization and promote Food For Thought's efforts. Check out the website so you can catch the upcoming episode.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
If food is not prepared safely, it might also call for the use of this...
- Handling - picnic foods are often handled a lot, think watermelon and hamburger patties. Handling foods increases the chance of contamination by bacteria.
- Sitting out - picnic foods are often left out for long periods of time. Warm temperatures in foods that should be kept cold promotes bacterial growth.
- Melons - a personal favorite of mine! Cut melons need to be kept cold. Bacteria is commonly found on the rind of watermelons and cantaloupes and when the melon is cut it is often transferred to the tasty part. Melons are not acidic like a lot of other fruits, so there is no back up bacteria killer! By keeping the fruit cold you can greatly reduce the growth of bacteria on your juicy fruit.
- Mayonnaise - by itself is very acidic and prevents bacterial from growing when warmer temperatures are reached. When mayonnaise is mixed with other foods it is a whole new game. When in doubt, keep mayonnaise products cold!
Monday, June 13, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
In 1944 the US Dairy Industry produced 117 billion pounds of milk from 25.6 million cows.
In 2007, 9.2 million cows produce 186 billion pounds of milk.
If that’s not actively practicing sustainability in an industry for both production and the environment, I don’t know what is!
Congratulations to American Dairy Farmers during Dairy Month!
Monday, June 6, 2011
I was astounded to see the figures of a new study released by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK); their findings suggest that 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption is LOST or WASTED! Working to decrease this loss is definitely critical to the current and future stabilization of global food supply. Click Here to read more.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Or more specifically, beef. Dr. Mike Moreno, author of The 17-Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Redesigned for Rapid Results, created a list of must-have brain enhancing foods. You can read the whole list and article online here.
Number one on the list was BEEF. Beef is high in iron, which improves memory, alertness and attention span. It's also a good source of zinc and protein. For more nutritional facts about beef and how to make it part of a healthy lifestyle check this out.
Other awesome proteins that made the Top 17 were:
#6 - Chicken - High in tyrosine - an amino acid essential for production of the substances epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine which are responsible for alertness.
#9 - Eggs - Boost memory through rich supplies of the B vitamin choline.
#10 - Egg whites - High in protein - help improve alertness and produce norepinephrine.
#13 - Pork - Be inspired by pork's wealth of Vitamin B1 that helps facilitate communication among nerve cells.
#16 - Tuna - Full of omega-3 fatty acids, which help build and maintain myelin that aid in communication among nerve cells.
I've got some more work to do on my thesis, so I think I'm going to load up a plate with beef, pork and chicken and settle in for a night of brainstorming.
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
Thursday, June 2, 2011
And then they came out with a sleeker version that added exercise into the game...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
You've all heard the saying, "I heard it straight from the horse's mouth!" Well this is an article that I ran across today and thought what better way to celebrate National Dairy Month than to recognize a hard working, American dairy farming family.