Goddesses of Food: Changing the Way We Think About Women in the Kitchen

By Olivia Harrison
In November of 2013, TIME Magazine released an international cover story called “The Thirteen Gods of Food,” which profiled people who have played a meaningful role in “working the magical thinking and eating that reaches our dinner tables.” Unfortunately, not a single female chef appeared on the list, and only a handful of “goddesses” (four out of 13, to be exact) were listed. Following the release of the issue, many prominent female restaurateurs weighed in on what holds women chefs back in the modern mediated world of cuisine and what needs to be done to change the way women in the food industry are viewed.

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One of the women who spoke out on the issue was American chef, restaurateur, and activist Alice Waters. In a piece called “Women Chefs Talk About That TIME List,” which ran just six days after the release of the original article, Waters spoke to the unique obstacles wome[……]

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360-Degree Video Technology Lets Newbies Like Us Surf Inside A Tahitian Barrel

Welcome to Teahupoo, Tahiti, where the waves are上海千花网 千花网官网 monstrous and the reefs razor sharp. In other words, it’s no place for beginner surfers.
But thanks to virtual reality, we’re now getting a glimpse inside a Tahitian barrel courtesy of 360-degree video technology and professional surfer C.J. Hobgood.
Start up the video below and explore the scenery by dragging your mouse around within the parameters of the YouTube player or using the arrows龙凤网站 爱上海419 in the top left corner.

Waves wash over the surfers, Hobgood gets barreled, and the Tahitian mountains look mega lush.
“For many surfers, [Tahiti is] an obvious choice. It’s got the most amazing waves in the world; it’s got the clearest water; it’s got beautiful landscape, amazing people,” director Taylor Steele said in a behind-the-scenes video. “What we want to do is capture that experience and show it to everybody else around the world that doesn’t get the opportunity to come here.”
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167,427 Pounds Of Meat Recalled Due To E.Coli Risk

Some 167,427 pounds of ground beef has been recalled due to possible contamination with E. coli, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday.
The risky products, which were shipped to retail locations nationwide from Omaha-based All American Meats, Inc., were made on Oct. 16 but were only discovered to be possibly contaminated on Oct. 30. All of the 上海千花网 贵族宝贝论坛items are marked with a “sell by” date of Nov. 3.
Below is a list of the products subject to recall, according to FSIS: 

  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.
  • 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.
  • 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Be[……]

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61% of the Public in the States Suing to Stop the Clean Power Plan Actually Support the Policy

On October 23rd, President Obama’s signature climate change program The Clean Power Plan was entered in上海419同城交友 爱上海网to the Federal Register. Almost immediately, 26 US states sued to stop the policy, which sets strict limits on coal-fired power plants.
However, according to our model of state-level public opinion, a majority of the public in 23 out of the 26 states filing suits actually support setting strict limits on coal-fired power plants. Across all 26 suing states, 61% of the public supports the policy, ranging from 73% public support in New Jersey to 43% in Wyoming and West Virginia. Furthermore, only 38% of the public in those states on average opposes the policy.
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America’s history of controversy over climate change and the legal and political chall爱上海419 千花网官网enges to the Clean Power Plan might suggest that the nation is divided over regulating carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants. Our research finds the opposite: a large majority of Americans[……]

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Hillary Clinton Picks Up Endorsement Of League Of Conservation Voters

The League of Conservation Voters endorsed Hillary Clinton Monday, giving her a boost from a major environmental group in the Democratic presidential primary.
“When it comes to fighting the climate crisis, the stakes couldn’t be higher — and we are confident that Hillary Clinton is the right person for the job,” LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski said in a statement. “With her proven history of leadership, strong environmental record, and a campaign committed to building a clean en千花网论坛上海 千花网官网ergy future, Hillary Clinton is without a doubt the most effective leader to stand up to Big Polluters and push forward an aggressive plan to tackle climate change and get it done.”
The Clinton endorsement is the earliest the group has ever come out in favor of a presidential candidate. 
LCV President Gene Karpinski and Board Chairwoman Carol Browner, who served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator under President Bill Clinton, will make their announ[……]

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The King Of Sweden Wants To Ban You From Taking Baths


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Relaxing in a warm bubble bath is a great way to unwind — but the treat could soon become a thing of the past if the king of Sweden gets his way.
The environmentally conscious monarch made a “lighthearted” call to ban bathtubs in a bid to fight global warming, but his message is deadly serious.
“All bathtubs should be banned. Just imagine it,” King Carl XVI Gustaf told Sweden’s Svenska Dagbladet newspaper on Saturday.
“There’s truth in it though. It’s the small details that have an enormous effect,” he said, according to The Local.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is serious about fighting climate change.


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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is serious about fighting climate change.

The king’s comments came as he prepares to attend the United Nations climate change talks in Paris next week, where world leaders will work on a pact to try to rein in greenhouse gas emissions.
The 69-year-old monarch, who has attended several U.N. conferences on t[……]

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The Mystery Of Alaska's Sea Otter Deaths Continue To Baffle Scientists

More than 250 dead or dying sea otters have washed ashore in the Kachemak Bay area in Alaska this year.


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More than 250 dead or dying sea otters have washed ashore in the Kachemak Bay area in Alaska this year.

An unusually high number of sick or dying sea otters has washed onto the shores of Alaska’s southern coast this year. But despite the efforts of many baffled scientists to find an answer, the exact cause of the die-off remains unknown.
More than 250 sick or dead sea otters have turned up on beaches in the Kachemak Bay region this year. Joel Garlich-Miller, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told Hakai Magazine that this number is more than double 2014’s — which had already been a “higher than average” figure.
Based on the symptoms of the otters that have been found, scientists believe something peculiar may be plaguing the animals. Preliminary tests suggest that toxins from harmful algal blooms and infections caused by bacteria might be contributing to the otter deaths; but given the spi[……]

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Reckoning in Appalachia: Why Coal Mining Outlaw Don Blankenship's Conviction Matters


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The landmark conviction of former Massey Energy CEO and coal baron Don Blankenship today on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge to violate mine safety laws is a small, but historic first step in holding mining outlaws accountable for their reckless operations. For the first time in memory for those of us with friends, family, miners and loved ones living amid the toxic fallout of the coal industry, this conviction may only serve as a tiny reckoning of our nation’s complacency with a continua上海419龙凤网 千花网官网l state of violations, but it could begin a new era of justice and reconciliation in the devastated coal mining communities in Appalachia and around the nation.
With the most serious charges dropped, Blankenship’s misdemeanor charge only carries up to one year in prison.
Meanwhile, the trauma of loss for the Upper Big Branch mining families will endure among generations of families.
The tragedy of spiraling bl[……]

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Rainforest: Up to Half the Global Warming Solution

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As climate negotiators in Paris struggle to agree on how to avoid the catastrophic consequences of global warming, a big part of the solution is hiding in plain sight: trees, specifically the trees of the rainforest. Conserving tropical rainforest isn’t just about protecting spectacular wildlife and unparalleled biodiversity, though that’s reason enough. Saving the rainforest is also the key to fighting global warming because of the trees’ immense capacity to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it within their trunks, branches, and underlying soil. While mankind has yet to devise an economical technology to capture and store carbon, millions of years of evolution have perfected trees to do just that. And the trees of the tropical rainforest, because of ideal, year-round growing conditions, are nature’s gigantic carbon collectors.
What has to happen for the rainforest to[……]

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The Climate Crisis Is a Once-in-a-Century Chance to Make Our World More Equitable


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These remarks are adapted from a speech by Naomi Klein on Monday at “Now is Not the Time For Small Steps: Solutions to the Climate Crisis and the Role of Trade Unions” at Salle Olympe de Gouges.
PARIS — Here is what we know about what to expect from the official climate negotiations.
The deal that will be unveiled in less than a week — likely to much fanfare and self-congratulation from politicians and an overly deferential press — will not be enough to keep us safe. In fact, it will be extraordinarily dangerous.
The targets that the major economies brought to Paris lead us to a future of 3-4 degrees warming — those are the Tyndall Centre’s numbers — not 2 degrees, as was pledged in Copenhagen. Two degrees is how our governments defined “dangerous warming” in the Copenhagen Accord.
And we also know from leading climate scientists like James Hansen that 2 degrees is too high. Indeed we know from li[……]

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