Dietary Supplements: Gold Dust, Pepperoni Potatoes, and the Cheese Police

Standing in alcohol won't get you drunk, and other important news, in today's daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

We have been remiss in delivering your dietary supplements for the past couple of days: apologies. Today's is a bumper crop to make up for it!

The family that is trying to trademark the term "urban homesteading" has been accused of plagiarism.

Go ahead and end agricultural subsidies, but don't blame them for making unhealthy foods inexpensive.

What's behind the ongoing shakedown of raw milk cheese-makers? Culture magazine takes a look.

Read this poignant essay from bartender James Thornburg about losing a regular.

Subway overtakes McDonald's as the largest restaurant operation in the world by outlets, although the Golden Arches still leads on revenue.

Just in case you were wondering, a new Danish study finds that standing in alcohol won't get you drunk. But if you do try this at home, send us photos!

Forget no-fly zones: Supplying Libyan rebels with food aid could be a low-risk way for the United States to help topple Gaddafi.

Chickens have the capacity for empathy.

We list the total calories in food. Why not give consumers a better tool for counting their daily energy intake?

Declaring peace in the war on obesity: The Health At Every Size movement focuses on well-being, not weight control.

Are you hip to the Cheerwine cult yet? Sales of the North Carolina-based cherry soda have tripled since December.

The Pork Olympics: the full story on the origins of Cochon 555, featuring five heritage pigs, five top chefs, five winemakers, and a lot of homemade charcuterie.

"We're turning oranges into diamonds." New LED lighting allows retailers to save money and enhance the appearance of produce and meat.

New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter introduces legislation to limit the use of antibiotics in livestock farming.

The world welcomes two new potato varieties: the AmaRosa, designed for the "upscale potato market," looks like pepperoni when sliced; and the Sage Russet, whose long, flattened shape makes it perfect for French fries.

Phew. After digesting a list as nutrient-packed as that, we recommend National Geographic's gorgeous "Gold Dusters" slideshow, a collection of photographs by Mark W. Moffett that show just a handful of the 200,000 bugs and butterflies that form such an essential and overlooked part of the food chain.

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

Photo: Mark W. Moffett for National Geographic.

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Tonight's Democratic debate is a must-watch for followers of the 2020 election. And it's a nice distraction from the impeachment inquiry currently enveloping all of the political oxygen in America right now.

For most people, the main draw will be newly anointed frontrunner Pete Buttigieg, who has surprisingly surged to first place in Iowa and suddenly competing in New Hampshire. Will the other Democrats attack him? How will Elizabeth Warren react now that she's no longer sitting alone atop the primary field? After all, part of Buttigieg's rise has been his criticisms of Warren and her refusal to get into budgetary specifics over how she'd pay for her healthcare plan.

The good news is that Joe Biden apparently counts time travel amongst his other resume-building experience.

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This election cycle, six women threw their hat in the ring for president, but is their gender holding them back? Would Americans feel comfortable with a woman leading the free world? Based on the last election, the answer is a swift no. And a new study backs this up. The study found that only 49% of American men would feel very comfortable with a woman serving as the head of the government. By comparison, 59% of women said they would feel comfortable with a woman in charge.

The Reykjavik Index for Leadership, which measures attitude towards women leaders, evaluated the attitudes of those living in the G7 countries as well as Brazil, China, India, and Russia. 22,000 adults in those 11 countries were surveyed on their attitudes about female leadership in 22 different sectors, including government, fashion, technology, media, banking and finance, education, and childcare.

Only two countries, Canada and the U.K., had a majority of respondents say they would be more comfortable with a female head of state. Germany (which currently has a female Chancellor), Japan, and Russia were the countries least comfortable with a female head of state.

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If you are totally ready to move on from Donald Trump, you're not alone. According to a report last April from the Wason Center National Survey of 2020 Voters, "President Trump will be the least popular president to run for reelection in the history of polling."

Yes, you read that right, "history of polling."

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After three years on the sidelines, Colin Kapernick will be working out for multiple NFL teams on Saturday, November 16 at the Atlanta Falcons facility.

The former 49er quarterback who inflamed the culture wars by peacefully protesting against social injustice during the national anthem made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.

Kaepernick is scheduled for a 15-minute on-field workout and an interview that will be recorded and sent to all 32 teams. The Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions are expected to have representatives in attendance.

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"We like our quarterback situation right now," Miami head coach, Brian Flores said. "We're going to do our due diligence."

NFL Insider Steve Wyche believes that the workout is the NFL's response to multiple teams inquiring about the 32-year-old quarterback. A league-wide workout would help to mitigate any potential political backlash that any one team may face for making an overture to the controversial figure.

Kapernick is an unrestricted free agent (UFA) so any team could have reached out to him. But it's believed that the interested teams are considering him for next season.

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Earlier this year, Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid reached a financial settlement with the league in a joint collusion complaint. The players alleged that the league conspired to keep them out after they began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

Before the 2019 season, Kaepernick posted a video of himself working out on twitter to show he was in great physical condition and ready to play.

Kaepnick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship game in 2013.

He has the 23rd-highest career passer rating in NFL history, the second-best interception rate, and the ninth-most rushing yards per game of any quarterback ever. In 2016, his career to a sharp dive and he won only of 11 games as a starter.