Robyn O’Brien On The Dangers of the US Food Industry.

Omg, say it isn’t so.   I had hot dogs for dinner.   And I bought the big old Costco suitcase of hot dogs because it makes me happy to have more hot dogs in my refrigerator than I can eat.

A foodie friend sent me this 18 minute video (you can skip the first few minutes to where she starts getting into her research) about the dangers of profit driven food processing in the US.   Robyn O’Brien explains why our system here is organic-unfriendly, & how every other country rejects foods that haven’t been proven safe while the US accepts the same products because they haven’t been proven unsafe.   She also discovered that the US has the highest rates of cancer in the world.

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When in a wine bar…

Drink beer, right?   Right??

Ugh.   So I take my guitar to my friend’s guitar shop because I’m having some tuning issues & I mention that I’m planning to go see another friend’s gig at Amuse Wine Bar.   My friend in the shop highly recommends the Japanese beer with the white owl on it.   He is much more experienced in beer than I am.   So I commit it to memory: Japanese beer, white owl.

It’s my first time at Amuse Wine Bar.   My very awesome girlfriend Jess sings there on Wednesdays but I never went to see her because Wednesdays are not good days for me; I’m usually a wreck by sundown.   I’m also not much of a wine drinker.   I used to tend bar at Kahala Moon, where we had mandatory wine tasting every month (it was hardly necessary to make it mandatory, but that’s just to demonstrate how serious the management was), but that was a long time ago.   And I can’t afford Caymus any more.   Amuse has this very cool self serve wine set up; apparently you acquire a card & insert it into the dispenser of your choice for a shot of wine & your purchases are all kept track of while you get drunk.

Now that I’ve had to write about it, it sounds kind of cool.   Well.   Anyway.

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