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This week, we’re bringing you some of our favorite stories from the award-winning series California Foodways. Since 2014, Lisa Morehouse has reported about the unexpected ways food plays a role in our lives, and in the history of California.  

We’re headed to the Imperial Valley, on both sides of the US/Mexico border. If you ask people in the city of Mexicali, Mexico about their most notable regional cuisine, they won’t say street tacos or mole, They’ll say Chinese food.  Above the border, the population’s mostly Latino, but Chinese restaurants are super popular, too. And that’s where you’ll eat some dishes you won’t find anywhere else.

What do E-40,  Saweetie and Kenny Rogers have in common?  They’ve all parlayed their fame to sell food, in restaurants and chains.  Now, how many celebrity restaurateurs can actually cook?

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Us Diy Home Improvement Retailing Market Report

Everything you have to give your personal home a complete makeover seems in this eBook. Presented in a step-by-step format, from the planning stages to the finishing touches, it’s essentially the most practical home guide there might be. Since folks typically need to beautify their houses themselves , this book helps you do the most effective job attainable.

How many payments you should make to pay off the mortgage, and the way a lot every of these funds shall be. After the whole job is finished in the manner set forth in your contract, you signal a completion certificate. By signing this paper you certify that you simply approve the work and materials and you authorize the lender to pay the contractor the cash you borrowed. Some home renovation initiatives are a once-in-a-lifetime job, and replacing your roof is certainly House & Home Improvement one of them. This is partly … Read More

Congressional report finds toxic metals in baby food brands

Lake Success-based organic and natural foods maker Hain Celestial is one of several companies cited in a congressional report as having high levels of toxic metals in their baby food.

A congressional investigation found levels of arsenic, lead and other toxic metals that can harm brain development in many popular baby foods, including organic brands, according to the report released last week.

The Hain Celestial Group Inc. said the report is based on outdated information that does not reflect its current practices. The company’s brands include the Earth’s Best Organic line of food and other products for babies and older children.

Hain said it met with the FDA last year “to discuss how to better refine” its standards and practices. “Following the meeting, we took several steps to reduce the levels of heavy metals in our finished products – including no longer using brown rice in our products that

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‘QAnon shaman’ granted organic food in jail after report of deteriorating health

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered that the “QAnon shaman,” who was charged with taking part in the deadly riots at the Capitol, get organic food in a D.C. correctional facility after his lawyer told the court that his client needed the special diet for religious and health reasons.

a person wearing a costume and holding a sign: Jacob Anthony Chansley, a Qanon believer, speaks to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020.

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Jacob Anthony Chansley, a Qanon believer, speaks to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020.

Because of his “shamanic belief system and way of life,” eating food that isn’t organic or has “unnatural chemicals” would cause the client, Jacob Chansley, “systemic responses that are not simply discomforting, but debilitating and, notably, dehydrating,” attorney Albert Watkins wrote in a filing on Wednesday. Chansley had lost more than 20 pounds and his condition was “declining,” Watkins wrote.

“[N]on-organic food, which contains unnatural chemicals, would act as an ‘object intrusion’ onto his body and

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