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Ohio State Gets Bacon Vending Machine

COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio State University now has its very own bacon vending machine. The machine is located at the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences on the university’s Columbus campus, and it offers cooked bacon strips and bacon bits for $1. The Ohio Pork Council sponsored the machine, and it received bacon donations from Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale. Proceeds from the machine will go toward Ohio State’s meat science program. Members of the program will be responsible for machine maintenance. The machine will remain on campus until Dec. 13.

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PETA says phrases like 'bring home the bacon' are comparable to racism and homophobia

(CNN) — Meat-based idioms, like "flogging a dead horse" or "taking the bull by the horns," can be compared with homophobic and racist language, according to animal rights organization PETA. "Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start 'bringing home the bagels' instead of the bacon," PETA said on Twitter. The group took to Twitter Tuesday, offering a graphic showing some possible alternatives to meat-related expressions. Instead of "kill two birds with one stone" say "feed two birds with one scone," and instead of "being the guinea pig," say "be the test tube," PETA said....

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5.1 million pounds of beef added to recall due to salmonella

(CNN) — JBS Tolleson Inc. is recalling more than 5.1 million pounds of raw beef products that may be tainted with salmonella, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday. The recalled beef was produced and packaged between July 26 and September 7, according to the service. The products have been distributed nationwide and includethe brands Kroger, Laura's Lean and JBS generic. This is an expansion of a recall that wasissued in October for the same reason. The total amount of "non-intact raw beef products" that have been recalled now exceeds more than 12 million pounds. The recalled beef is linked to an outbreak of salmonella that, as of November 15, has caused 246 people to...

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The DIY Galvanized Steel Grill Mistake That Can KILL You-Here's Why

Galvanized metal containers are not considered safe for cooking or storage of food. The galvanizing process creates a coating to the metal that prohibits rust. This coating contains zinc, which can be toxic when consumed. Cooking utensils and storage containers are commonly not made of galvanized steel. However, in some cases, galvanized containers, such as garbage cans, are pressed into service for large-scale cookouts or other meals. Cooking With Galvanized Steel Heating a galvanized metal surface releases zinc fumes. These fumes accumulate in the food but are also toxic to breathe. For this reason, utensils with galvanized surfaces should not be used in food cooking. This includes using galvanized-surfaced buckets or cans for cooking, as well as any ladles or...

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How to Make a Chimney Starter (Charcoal Starter)

STEPS 1.) Remove the label and bottom from the tin can. Discard the label, but keep the bottom. You'll re-attach it later higher up. 2.) Make a series of holes around the bottom of the can. Use the churchkey opener and space the holes about every 3 inches (7.6 cm). 3.) Drill a pattern of holes in the bottom of the can that you removed earlier. Use a 5/8-inch and 1/4-inch drill bit. Remember: the idea is to let air through, but to hold the charcoal briquettes. Hammer around the holes when you're done to remove sharp edges. 4.) Drill 3 holes around the side of the can. These will be to attach the L-brackets. Make sure the holes are approximately evenly spaced (see position...

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