Loblaw admits to bread price-fixing scheme spanning more than 14 years

And Loblaw says it will start offering $25 gift cards on Jan. 8 to customers who declare they bought certain (as yet unnamed) breads at some of its (as yet unnamed) chains before March 1, 2015 – a gesture that the company says could cost as much as $150-million.

Corn sucks


Fat? Blame a Hippy

So when they were looking for something to replace the preservatives in our food with that wouldn’t have a name that scares hippies, they settled on corn syrup.

via Metafilter

Global warming rage lets global hunger grow

The UN says it takes 232kg of corn to fill a 50-litre car tank with ethanol. That is enough to feed a child for a year.

Corn-based ethanol: the biggest greenwash ever?

Before I go on, let me make two points for the millionth time:

1. Without extended, ongoing, and financially generous government intervention, no market for corn ethanol would exist.

2. If ethanol delivers any net energy gain at all over petroleum gasoline, it’s razor thin.

Brassica soup


via Plastic

3 heads broccoli, freshest
1 head cauliflower, freshest
1 turnip
3 large carrots
1 yellow onion
14 oz can coconut milk
chicken broth
Parmesan cheese

Chop veggies, put in a big pot with the coconut milk. Add chicken broth to cover. Boil until carrots are mushy. Blend until creamy while hot. Salt & pepper to taste. Serve with Parmesan cheese.