Tag Archives: food

Pastrami and perseverance: Grocer shows American spirit

April 25, 2013

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After days and days and days (etc.) of seemingly endless tragic news, there is an item out of California that should not only put a smile on your face, but also reaffirm your faith in Americans’ ability to persevere — and profit. The story involves a burglary of a grocery store last month in Redding, […]

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REILY: Finely textured beef the fault of the media? MSU researcher cannot be serious

April 10, 2012

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A story released by Mississippi State University blames the media for the shadow cast over lean, finely textured beef, which has been more commonly referred to as pink slime. An MSU meat scientist, Byron Williams, describes recent media reports as “irresponsible journalism that casts a shadow over established practices that he contends make certain ground […]

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Eat Healthy Miss. initiative underway

October 17, 2011

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>> Miss. Hospitality & Restaurant Association connecting growers, restaurants The new Eat Healthy Mississippi initiative, which will connect local growers to restaurants and promote healthy eating, is underway. The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (MHRA) recently learned it had received a grant of more than $83,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With the help […]

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Contaminated money

July 22, 2011

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Mississippi rice farmers can start lining up for money from a recent $750-million, multi-state settlement with Bayer CropScience involving the accidental release of genetically modified rice in the U.S. food chain that negatively impacted sales to foreign markets. But while the settlement is welcome relief, some rice producers are expressing regret that the case ever […]

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Food truck ordinance heads for Jackson City Council vote

June 26, 2011

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Don’t rush down to the corner looking for a food vending truck just yet. Jackson City Councilman Quentin Whitwell’s plan for licensing food vending trucks and vending carts throughout the city received a public hearing last Tuesday but won’t get a final council vote until July 28, at the earliest. “We are continually tweaking this […]

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