So maybe you have noticed the proliferation of palm oil in your food products (I sure have). Turns out, all that oil is coming our way courtesy of rainforest clearing – the habitat enjoyed by, among others, those noble, most human-looking apes: orangutans.
I’m not recommending eating at Dunkin Donuts (got a lot of other issues with them), but a huge bravo for their decision to source their oils sustainably from now on! Click the link above for more on this story.
Have you noticed the recent rise in so-called “artisanal” products, many from fast food establishments – the very antithesis of artisan! Lewis Black gave a classic rant about this growing problem on The Daily Show. (Artisan Dominoes Pizza? REALLY???)
In related news, Zagat’s blog produced a helpful Smackdown of products making the claim, taking one for the foodie team by actually tasting them.