Many aren’t quite hitting the right balance. Hundreds of dissatisfied workers at major American companies like Wal-Mart (WMT), McDonald’s (MCD) and Wendy’s (WEN) have joined protests nationwide in the past year demanding higher wages and better benefits.
Here’s a new one for the talent competition: making IEDs and throwing them at people.
It was “close to meat,” according to Rutzler, but she said she expected it to be softer and as the petri-dish beef contains no fat, it wasn’t very juicy.
True beef or not true beef? That is the question two volunteers sampling a burger in front of an invited audience in a London theater attempted to answer earlier today. Expensive food is often served as performance art, and this version of the global fast-food staple may be the exemplar of that form: it had taken three months and eaten up $331,400 to develop in a laboratory. “It’s close to meat,” mused the first taster, Hanni Rützler, a nutritional scientist, swallowing the too-solid flesh with some difficulty. “This is kind of an unnatural experience,” confessed the second taster, Josh Schonwald, a writer, as he chewed on history. He meant the lack of ketchup.
What’s the secret ingredient in hamburgers sold at McDonald’s, Burger King and your children’s school cafeteria, in perhaps most of the hamburgers sold in this country? Ammonia. No, this isn’t the latest import scare from China. For the past few years, burger makers have been saving money by using filler from Beef Products Inc. consisting of fatty meat scraps often more contaminated than regular meat, to which ammonia has been added to kill the pathogens. The scraps had previously been used only in pet food and cooking oil. But E. coli and salmonella have still been found in this filler. You may not have known any of this, but the federal government did. Read Michael Moss’s investigation, just not while you’re eating.
“You’re allowed to put political statements anywhere you want and this is my business. It’s inside, it follows the sign ordinance, and therefore I’m not breaking any laws. You cannot stomp all over the constitution; Belleville or anybody else,” Dianne Rogge, the owner of Pour Haus, said.
Don’t know why she’s complaining. She didn’t build that …
The US Department of Justice is investigating the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for using invasive surveillance techniques, including wiretapping and logging telephone records into a database, to track Americans connected to illegal drug activity.
“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. “That’s going to be very, very powerful,” Waters said. “That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”