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Dietary Supplements: Pork Inspiration and the Confessions of a Wine Label Writer

Estrogen-laced plastics and a look at the art of wine label writing in today's daily roundup of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!


Listen to the incredible story of chef Grant Achatz and what tongue cancer taught him about his sense of taste.

The majority of BPA-free plastics also have high levels of estrogenic activity.


Vladimir Mironov, an in-vitro meat researcher in South Carolina, has been indefinitely suspended from his job.

It's no longer the other white meat. "Pork. Be inspired."

This is how to review fast food. Sample: "The burger has a spongy texture, and leaks juices that taste like mortality."

And, finally, a long read for the weekend: A conversation with William L. Fox, respected author, former poet, and Director of the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art who, it turns out, has occasionally moonlighted as a wine label writer:

A back wine label is the ultimate in the blurbing business. If you think Stephen King’s blurbs have to be a paragon of precision, think about how compact the back label of a wine bottle is. You have so few words—eighty would be lengthy.

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

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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