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Dietary Supplements: Suspect Seafood, Mustard Madness, and Tastebud Training

Today's round-up of what we're reading at GOOD Food HQ. Enjoy!

Even if Japan's seafood isn't contaminated by nuclear radiation, the fear of contamination could have lasting effects.


Meanwhile, are you eating Gulf seafood? Paul Greenberg, author of the awesome book Four Fish, wants to know.

School districts are the key to saving California's disappearing citrus groves; kids prefer the little oranges produced by older trees.

The perils of a globalized food system: As Americans embrace quinoa, the "lost crop" of the Incas, Bolivians turn to noodles and white bread.

Oh, the irony: "Food companies are using a growing arsenal of technological advancements to try to make what we eat closer to nature."

Dinner napkins have been shrinking, down to a petite 18 inches square from their 1980s norm of 30.

"Mustard had become his only reason for getting out of bed in the morning." The Onion plays it straight* with this story of one man's descent into online mustard madness.

Cinnamon and lime are the major components of cola drinks; training your taste buds to detect the flavors in our foods.

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

*I know, I know—but it could so easily be true!

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Seventy-five years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland.

Auschwitz was the deadliest of Nazi Germany's 20 concentration camps. From 1940 to 1945 of the 1.3 million prisoners sent to Auschwitz, 1.1 million died. That figure includes 960,000 Jews, 74,000 non-Jewish Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, and up to 15,000 other Europeans.

The vast majority of the inmates were murdered in the gas chambers while others died of starvation, disease, exhaustion, and executions.

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The phrase "stay in your lane" is usually lobbed at celebrities who talk about politics on Twitter by people who disagree with them. People in the sports world will often get a "stick to sports" when they try to have an opinion that lies outside of the field of play.

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In a move that feels like the subject line of a spam email or the premise of a bad '80s movie, online shopping mogul Yusaku Maezawa is giving away money as a social experiment.

Maezawa will give ¥1 million yen ($9,130) to 1,000 followers who retweeted his January 1st post announcing the giveaway. The deadline to retweet was Tuesday, January 7.

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