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Gordon Ramsay Breaks World Record for the Fastest Time to Filet a Fish

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  • Gordon Ramsay broke the world record for the fastest time to filet a fish, breaking down 15 pieces of halibut in just over one minute.
  • Tomorrow, Vermont dairy workers will march on Ben & Jerry’s factory to publicize their fight for fair wages and humane treatment and to pressure the brand to comply with the Milk With Dignity Program that the ice cream company joined two years ago. Here’s one farm worker’s moving account on why he’s marching. He writes, “Milk with Dignity will bring about a new day for dairy workers. Ben & Jerry’s is just the beginning. Company by company, we the workers — whether parents working to provide for their children, or youth dreaming of a brighter future — will transform this industry and win our human rights.”
  • This is just a great tweet by Mia Farrow and Woody Allen’s son, Ronan:
  • The purchase of Whole Foods isn’t the only Amazon news today. They’re also releasing the Dash Wand, a wifi enabled, voice activated kitchen scanning device that coordinates with Alexa to replenish your fridge.
  • A new book, Supersizing Urban America, explores how policies put in place to increase minority business ownership in low-income neighborhoods resulted in more fast-food franchises in those areas. It got to the point where it was easier to open a fast-food restaurant than a grocery store, leading to vast food deserts in poor urban areas.
  • Now that consumers are starting to pay closer attention to what goes into their food, there’s a surge in demand for real, not synthetic vanilla, driving prices up and putting the pinch on restaurants and bakeries across the country. A one-gallon bottle of fair-trade vanilla that once cost $64 is currently $245.