Latest Lard Stories

2009-02-02 10:47:59

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is urging Pennsylvania's governor to ignore a recommendation opposing banning artificial trans fat in foods. A task force recommended Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and the state's lawmakers reject a proposed legislative phase-out of the harmful food ingredient. But CSPI urged the state to adopt the legislation requiring restaurants to phase out artificial trans fat -- the heart-attack-inducing fat that comes from partially hydrogenated oil. The...

2008-07-17 21:00:29

By Dan Walters When Assemblyman Mark Leno was challenging Sen. Carole Migden's bid for a second term this year, one aspect of their campaigns was what one might term chemical warfare. No, they weren't lobbing canisters of poison gas at each other, although the contest did get a bit nasty at times. They were, however, both carrying bills that would, if enacted, ban the use of certain chemicals in consumer products - clearly appealing to the naturalist, chemical-phobic sensibilities of...

2007-04-30 15:11:04

DURHAM, N.C. -- Of all the things companies worry about when selling food products, catching "cooties" is probably not high on the list. But new research suggests it should be. Products such as lard and feminine napkins evoke feelings of disgust that can reduce the appeal of other products they may inadvertently come in contact with in shoppers' grocery carts or on store shelves, according to researchers at Duke University and Arizona State University. The researchers suggest that companies...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.