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Dietary Supplements: Bagel Dreams and a Farmers' Market for Cannabis

Nutella's tastier cousin and the meaning of bagel dreams are on the menu in today's daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

Did you see or eat a bagel in your dreams last night? Your life may be missing key elements. A dubious guide to the interpretation of food dreams.


If a dairy cow eats alfalfa or corn with genetically modified genes, is its milk still organic?

Fix food safety by bringing back the poison squad. Come on, it worked in 1906.

If, in the depths of winter, you occasionally buy a tomato from Florida, you MUST read this.

Forget Nutella: Europe's secret spread weapon is Spekuloos, made from crushed Biscoff cookies.

Secrets of the avocado, including the fact that the Spanish used the almond-smelling fluid from its pits to make indelible red ink for official documents.

Today's photo is from the Seattle Times' coverage of the city's first cannabis farmers' market. An estimated 600 medical-marijuana patients came to purchase locally-grown, organic weed, telling reporters that "it was nice to be able to talk to some of the two dozen pot providers on hand about the effects of various strains."

Dietary Supplements is a daily round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ.

Photo by Chris Joseph Taylor for the Seattle Times.

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Some beauty pageants, like the Miss America competition, have done away with the swimsuit portions of the competitions, thus dipping their toes in the 21st century. Other aspects of beauty pageants remain stuck in the 1950s, and we're not even talking about the whole "judging women mostly on their looks" thing. One beauty pageant winner was disqualified for being a mom, as if you can't be beautiful after you've had a kid. Now she's trying to get the Miss World competition to update their rules.

Veronika Didusenko won the Miss Ukraine pageant in 2018. After four days, she was disqualified because pageant officials found out she was a mom to 5-year-old son Alex, and had been married. Didusenko said she had been aware of Miss World's rule barring mother from competing, but was encouraged to compete anyways by pageant organizers.

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It is astounding that we've advanced to the point where we've managed to build a probe capable of flying within 15 million miles from the surface of the sun, but here we are. Parker can withstand temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit and travels at 430,000 miles per hour. It's the fastest human-made vehicle, and no other human-made object has been so close to the sun.

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