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Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City


TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

In February, I visited Ho Chi Minh City. I arrived on the train at 4 am, after a two and a half day trip from Hanoi. I spent the day walking to and through Ben Thanh Market and then visited the Fin…

Overcoming Jet Lag During International Travel

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Jet lag: A temporary sleep disorder brought on by travel across time zones. Regardless of how well we prepare our bodies for travel, a disruption in our circadian rhythms is, for lack of a more appropriate description, the pits. Sleeplessness, exhaustion, inability to focus your attention, and even gastrointestinal problems are all symptoms of the [ ... ]

The wine headache….Are sulfites to blame?

by noreply@blogger.com (Tara) @ Chapman University Food Science and Nutrition Student Association

The wine headache….Are sulfites to blame?
by Jennie Monfried and Anjali Sarath
            It’s wine o’clock somewhere! The wine connoisseurs of 2016 are hunting their nearest organic grocery stores to find sulfite free wine. Who cares about the price, the undertones, the age, the place of origin, or even the type of wine for that matter… these days the sulfite free label is believed to be the golden ticket to a wine buzz with no headache. In fact, quite a few will pay more just for the “sulfite free” label. Sulfites are obviously to blame for the excruciating headache experienced shortly after drinking a glass of wine...right? Not to break your heart wine connoisseurs of America but actually, WRONG. Sulfites are not to blame for your headache.  Red wine contains about 10 mg of sulfites in a typical glass, with slightly higher levels in white wine versus red.However, ONE dried apricot has about 16.5 mg of sulfites with other dried fruit containing about the same amount. Most consumers don’t only eat one piece of dried fruit, so at the end of their snack, they could end up ingesting sulfite levels in the hundreds. But for some reason, consumers don’t complain of the same headache as when they drink wine. New organic wines on the market contain lower levels of sulfites, less than 10 ppm. But the headache triggering potential still remains with no published literature being able to link the presence of sulfites to headaches.
The Truth About Sulfite Sensitivity
            Sulfites are used as a preservative and antioxidant in different foods, beverages, and in the pharmaceutical industry. Sulfites have been used in wine for centuries to preserve and prevent discoloration. It is estimated that 1% of the population is affected by sulfites, and of that group 5% have asthma.  Of those sensitive to sulfites, the most common side effects are dermatological symptoms such as hives and blotchy skin, gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea and nausea, and respiratory symptoms such as bronchoconstriction and wheezing. Although sensitivity to sulfites is an issue for 1% of the population, these symptoms do not include headaches. Moreover, there is no evidence that the other 99% of the population would experience a headache due to sulfites in wine, or any other product for that matter.
Is alcohol to blame?
Although the relationship between alcohol and headaches is not clearly understood, it is believed that the alcohol may be the cause for the wine headache. A great number of people are online searching for the relationship: a google search of the topic yields about 27 million results.  Alcohol seems to feature in a wide variety of headaches from migraines to the very obvious hangover headaches.  Migraine sufferers almost always cite alcohol as a major dietary trigger.  It appears that a combination of many agents could be responsible for the headaches after the consumption of alcohol.   Some things identified as possible causes may be naturally present in wine such as tannins, histamine, or it could just be the alcohol.  The alcohol (ethanol ) present in wine is converted to a compound to called acetaldehyde by enzymes in the liver. Formation of acetaldehyde is associated with hang over headaches.  In some people,  formation of acetaldehyde from ethanol is so rapid that headaches occur immediately after consuming alcohol.  Tannins are naturally present in grape seeds and skins, and may interfere with the metabolism of certain neurotransmitters (also known as chemical messengers) to trigger headaches. The presence of histamines can cause headaches in people who are sensitive.  However, histamine sensitivity or intolerance has other symptoms than headaches and can resemble an allergic reaction resulting in diarrhea, congestion of nose, asthmatic wheezing, irregular heart beat etc.
Save your $$$

So the next time all you wine connoisseurs decide to host Wine Wednesday, save your money. To be exact save your average of $1.23, which is how much more consumers are willing to pay extra just to avoid added sulfites. You may need that extra cash for the Advil and coconut water to get rid of your alcohol-induced headache. 

WVTF: Digging Up Dessa by The Kennedy Center

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Wed, January 31 thru Sun, February 18 @ The Kennedy Center, presented by The Kennedy Center

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Get Full Tips at HCM City Travel Guide

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (formerly named Saigon) is a huge magnet attracting people of all kind and background to gather, work, and earn their daily bread. If asking for the most bustling and less sleepy destination in Vietnam, then the answer might point to the city named after Uncle Ho: Ho Chi Minh […]

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VIETNAM LUXURY VACATION 16 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

"I do not want to say that for the price of the tour we got the best of everything. I can say we got money worth on this trip. We were on time with everything. The guides took..."

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Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst to Receive Freedom of Speech Award

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

The Media Institute's annual award honors individuals who have worked to advance free speech and the First Amendment.
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OMG! Authentic Cambodian Food for the First Time! | Vlog #15

by Admin @ vietnam food tour – Travel Meets Munchies

Newseum to Open Photo Exhibit Exploring the Tet Offensive

by Newseum @ Newseum

The exhibit includes tactile images and audio interviews with Marines who fought in the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War.
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Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


Jacada Travel

Private, bespoke trips to Vietnam with Jacada Travel. Contact one of our experts today to start planning your luxury getaway.

Valentine's Day: Wed, February 14, 2018 in Metro DC

by @ CultureCapital: Home Page

-- CultureCapital.com has 50+ suggestions for celebrating Valentine's Day in Metro DC including theatre, dance and music performances, chefs tables and tastings. Check here for events that will turn Valentine's Day into something truly special.

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike

Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike


Contented Traveller

One of the best ways to understand this sprawling and the frenetic city is to do a Saigon Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Motorbike .. at night

Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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The Unabomber Manifesto: Giving a Killer a Voice

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

Newseum and Discovery Channel series explore ethical decisions faced by newspaper publishers in printing a manifesto from one of America's most infamous criminals.
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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Summer Fun Deal Starts July 1!

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

The annual Summer Fun Deal is back! Kids 18 and younger get free admission to the Newseum through Sept. 4, 2017. With the purchase of at least one general adult
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Asean Food street food,street food cambodia

by Admin @ vietnam food tour – Travel Meets Munchies

Newseum Rededicates Its Journalists Memorial

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

The memorial will be updated with the names of 14 journalists who died in pursuit of the news in 2016.
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An Illustrated Guide to Why Madrid is not Shite.

An Illustrated Guide to Why Madrid is not Shite.

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

I will admit that I expected Madrid to be a bit like all your favourite celebrities in 2016. A bit dead. 2017 was the year I learned to appreciate underrated cities. Like Mandalay, Da Nang and Salinas before it – cities I previously didn’t give a toss about managed to impress me beyond realisation. Madrid … Continue reading An Illustrated Guide to Why Madrid is not Shite.

President's Day Weekend Events: Feb 16-19, 2018 in Metro DC

by @ CultureCapital: Home Page

-- CultureCapital.com's President's Day Guide is stocked full of events and activities - theatre, dance and music performances - occurring throughout Metro DC all weekend.

What Best Ecotourism Destinations in Vietnam – The Nature-friendly Travel

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Sorting out those of the best ecotourism destinations in Vietnam can urge the nature lovers to opt for the Indochina travel to this beautiful S-shaped country soon. If you want to get rid of the daily hardship and stress, the eco-trip to Vietnam promises to cheer you up with the charming nature, friendly locals, and […]

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Cathedrals, Pasta and Sultry Seville Nights: day two

Cathedrals, Pasta and Sultry Seville Nights: day two

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

My second real day in Seville was actually spent in Córdoba, a venture that could have been even more amazing if I had the good sense to plan it better. My third and final day, I marked all the sights I hadn’t seen on my Maps.Me in blue and began to walk. My breakfast was … Continue reading Cathedrals, Pasta and Sultry Seville Nights: day two

Visit With Santa at the Newseum’s “Yes, Virginia” Day

by Newseum @ Newseum

Meet the One-and-Only Santa Claus and listen to a reading of the beloved Christmas editorial "Yes, Virginia" on Dec. 2. Kids get free admission if they place a letter in the Macy's Believe Box.
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4,380 Nights

by @ CultureCapital: Home Page

Thru Sun, February 18 @ Signature Theatre, presented by Signature Theatre -- Signature Theatre kicks off the Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative with a complex and intriguing look at an American worldview created in the wake of September 11.

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

As the 2017 European Capital of Culture, here is how to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark and make it a very worthwhile experience. In our opinion, Aarhus is a contempor…

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North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

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Date: 6 – 25 Sep 2017 | Party of 1 passenger: Mr. Kieron Nelson (Toronto, Canada) | 10-day North Vietnam Photo Tour This is a follow up to my posting of April 23 2017 Finally recovered from a seventeen hour flight from Toronto to Hanoi via Taipei. Devastating flooding had occurred two weeks before my scheduled […]

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‘Freedom’ is best response to white supremacy hatemongers

by Gene Policinski @ Newseum

Attempts to censor neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups is a betrayal of our nation's core principles — not to mention ineffective and counterproductive.
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Tour with Hanoikids: More than just Hanoi free tours

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Founded in 2006, Hanoikids is a student-run, voluntary organization which provides free tours for foreigners in Hanoi, Vietnam.… [...]

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Weekend Pedestrian Street in Hue Calls More Tourists to Central Vietnam

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hue Vietnam now has Nguyen Dinh Chieu Pedestrian Street for the exciting weekend nightlife experiences that most travelers appreciate. The travel turns to be more fantastic when you have more nice things to expect from the Imperial City of Vietnam, including the enjoyable shopping, chatting, and sightseeing during your walk in the shining Pedestrian Street. ...

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Why Hoi An Food Tour? Enjoy Authentic Cuisine of Old Town

by adminict @ vietnam street food – Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Hoian Food Tour is for those who are craving for the authentic dishes in the Hoian Old Town – the UNESCO World Heritage since 1999. Besides the adjectives of “peaceful,

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Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

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Dalat in Vietnam gains fame as the “City Of Flowers,” “Foggy City,” or even “Sakura Land,” thanks to a mild climate and fresh air all year round. Wandering around fresh fruit and vegetable gardens is likely to be a new hot trend that attracts a large number of visitors every year. With a big advantage […]

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HCMC Opens Pedestrian Streets For Lunar New Year

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City wants to turn De Tham and Do Quang Dau Street into pedestrian streets for entertainment activities during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). A representative from HCM City’s People Committee said the two new walking streets are expected to create more space for cultural […]

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Win A Free Trip To Incredible India

by admin @ smarTours

Have you ever dreamed of taking a trip to India? Is visiting the Taj Mahal on your bucket list? Your dream might just come true! smarTours is offering a free trip to one lucky individual to one of the most culturally rich nations in the world – Incredible India! Your trip includes deluxe and first […]

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The Yummiest Nha Trang Street Food – Nha Trang What to Eat Tips

by adminict @ vietnam street food – Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Nha Trang Street Food Guide : Nha Trang is a leading beach city in Vietnam, being well-known for enthralling beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and yummy delicacies with the freshest seafood

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5 Big Ol’ Myths About Travelling Across America

5 Big Ol’ Myths About Travelling Across America

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

Many of us would love to travel across the States but there’s always a reason not to. My advice is to just book your flights as soon as you have the capacity to do so, and you’ll soon find the solutions for any issues you expected to come up against. Here are some common misconceptions … Continue reading 5 Big Ol’ Myths About Travelling Across America

Danang Open-top Bus

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Second Danang open-top bus is planned to serve for tourists between the international airport and Son Tra peninsula by central coastal city of Danang. The city’s Department of Transport said the new service would begin later this month. It said it would be run by the Empire […]

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Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

When I travel, I am looking for evidence of connections that can help regenerate our food system. At the end of June, I boarded an early Eurostar departure from London and arrived mid-morning in Brussels. I spent the rest of the morning looking around the Botanique Gardens.  In the afternoon, after checking into my hotel, [...]

Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you want to sample some amazing Street Food in Copenhagen, then head to Papiroen, or more correctly Papirøe, which translates to Paper Island. If you want the very t…

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XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City


Eating Saigon!

XO Tours Vietnam OK, I admit it. I’m not normal! Now I’m not admitting to some serious mental deficiency. I mean this, of course, only in the statistical sense – you know, the &#8…

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

Journalists Visit Newseum for IPW Press Brunch

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

IPW is the world's biggest gathering of tourism professionals.
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my favourite festive season recipes on drizzleanddip

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

I waited until December to do this post because if you are anything like me you would have already started planning your Christmas feasts. I’m a fan of traditional food like roast turkey, gammon and Christmas pudding, but it’s also wonderful to mix it up. I also enjoy having the odd Christmas party for friends [...]

Parrikar puts his foot down on speed governors

by nt @ The Navhind Times

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said  the state government is firm on its decision on  installation of  speed governors on vehicles by February 24, failing which no fitness certificates will be issued to the vehicles. Speaking to reporters, Parrikar said  that speed governors must be installed by February 24, adding ...

Bánh xèo – the unique pancake of Vietnamese cuisine

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Bánh xèo – also known as crispy Vietnamese pancake, crepe or sizzling cake – is a famous street food which is widely believed to originate from France during its occupation of Vietnam.… [...]

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8 Things to do in Mui Ne, Vietnam

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

We visited Mui Ne in November 2017, arriving there some days earlier than we had originally planned. We had fled  from the bigger beach city of Nha Trang in horror,…

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Saigon Street Food for Your Successful Vietnam Culinary Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has long been a food paradise featured with various yummy dishes on almost every street and alley. This destination always appeal to the foodies who

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This Fall Is A Perfect Time To Visit Croatia

by admin @ smarTours

Imagine a destination where you could get fantastic coastline views, a nice warm breeze and a little bit of sand between your toes. Croatia is one of the best places to vacation because of its ideal location. The Croatian coast is lined with waterfront properties facing the Adriatic Sea, providing an excellent experience of the […]

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VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA TOUR 17 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

"Mr Loc was great, having been a school teacher, he really knew his stuff & put it Across well, he had a fabulous sense of humor & had us laughing a lot. We loved Hoi An, & it being part..."

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Top Ten Cultural, Sport, Tourism Events In 2017

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

On 10th January the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the top ten cultural, sport, tourism events in 2017. Following is the list of standout events: * Outstanding cultural events:  -Xoan singing and the art of Bai Choi were added to the UNESCO Representative List of […]

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Newseum and AAUW Partner on Media Literacy Education Initiatives

by Newseum @ Newseum

Free online resources developed by NewseumED and AAUW provide timely guidance on identifying and avoiding junk news.
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The Quintessence of Tonkin – New Must-see Cultural Program in Hanoi Vietnam

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Hanoi Vietnam is rich in history and culture that attracts visitors to the capital city for various interests. While some people are fond of the well-preserved historical landmarks, the others take it a must to see the local cultural performances. Hanoi is proud of the water puppetry art, and now the city wins praises for […]

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Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Non-stop Flight To US Plans To Open In 2018

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The new Non-stop flight to US route is hoped to help to increase number of foreign visitors arrive Vietnam up to 50 percent in next two years. A plans to expand air network was approved by Vietnam’s government which will help to bring major markets includes Australia, China, Europe […]

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HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ HANOI STREET FOOD TOURS | LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

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VIETNAM HONEYMOON HOLIDAY 10 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

"Thanks very much for arranging a very enjoyable tour of Vietnam. We had a great time and all of the guides were very helpful and responsible. All went quite smoothly."

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my top 10 recipes of 2017

by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

At the end of each year, I look back on all the food I made on Drizzleanddip and make a list of the 10 most delicious recipes. It’s a tough thing to do because all the food is delicious otherwise it wouldn’t be here in the first place. I’m talking about the recipes that have [...]

Vietnamese E-Visa Is Available To Another 6 Countries - Ha Food Tours

Vietnamese E-Visa Is Available To Another 6 Countries - Ha Food Tours


Ha Food Tours

Vietnamese E-Visa was extended from 40 to 46 countries, and this time it's included major tourism market Australia and India.

Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Japan Food Tour If you haven’t discovered the Access Trips Japan tour yet, it’s time. Our Japan tour gives you an insiders view of the cultures we visit, and as with all Access Trips tours, it’s through the lens of the cuisines that shape daily life. We recently showcased our stop at the Sampuru factory on the Access Trips blog [ ... ]

Newseum Launches Media Literacy ‘Booster Pack’

by Newseum @ Newseum

Developed in partnership with AAUW, this set of resources is designed to help students navigate today's complex media landscape and steer clear of "junk news."
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Weekend in Havana – You Should Book Now!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Weekend in Havana: too good to pass up! Topping the list of off the beaten path travel, a weekend in Havana still reigns supreme. Never has a destination been so sought after. But, recent policy issues have left many travelers with legitimate concerns over how, if or when they can go to Cuba. Never fear, [ ... ]

Hanoi, Vietnam: A Street Food Tour & Trang An Grottoes

Hanoi, Vietnam: A Street Food Tour & Trang An Grottoes


The Dubai Diaries

For my first trip to Hanoi I was eager to see as much of the city, and surrounding countryside, as possible. After a lovely quiet flight, we arrived at the hotel just after lunchtime, and agreed to…

Must-try Sapa Street Food for Memorable Vietnam Food Tours

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Sapa Street Food is on the list of discovery things for adventurers traveling to the North of Vietnam. Sapa is so lovely and scenic that enchants photographers, nature lovers, adventurers,

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Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This self-guided walking tour covers the main tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and shows you some great meals to eat along the way.

Vietnam Culinary Tour | Vietnamese Food Adventure | Access Trips

Vietnam Culinary Tour | Vietnamese Food Adventure | Access Trips


Access Trips

Explore Vietnam’s culture through its mouthwatering cuisine on our Vietnam culinary tour. Sample street food, cook with top chefs, visit vibrant markets.

Japanese Bath Etiquette

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

A Must-Know: Japanese Bath Etiquette Japan, a culture wrapped in history, ancient customs and respect. Our Japan tour is not only a cuisine adventure, it is a cultural immersion. From temple visits to Soba lessons, lively market tours, a traditional Japanese bath experience and overnights in Ryokan, Japan will open your senses. One of our [ ... ]

Newseum Unveils Exhibit on Fake News

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

The exhibit uses eye-opening examples to show how lies and misinformation influenced the 2016 presidential election.
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Top 5 Tips for a Safe Beach Holiday in Halong Bay

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Halong Bay is blessed with the dramatic sand and stone area beside the sea, which is ideal for a beach holiday all time. If you are about to visit the beaches in the UNESCO site during the scorching summer, then get to know top 5 tips for the safe beach holiday in Halong Bay to ...

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GP Travel – Travel to open the world

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

GP Travel is a private owned company established in 2005, with over 10 years experience in the tourism market, our team is well trained and work with mind of services.… [...]

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U-Pick Non-browning GMO Apples?

by noreply@blogger.com (Sophia Pollack) @ Chapman University Food Science and Nutrition Student Association



U-Pick Non-browning GMO Apples?
By Tara Okuma
Fall season brings about colder weather, rainy days, overcast skies, and swapping out summer tank tops and shorts for warm bundling winter wardrobes. The faint scent of the holidays is also near with apple-picking season. Although many apple orchards experienced a light apple-producing season and had to close their U-Pick season earlier than usual due to Southern California’s drought, unusual humid heat, and wacky El Niño weather, many of the apple orchards are still offering orchard farm activities, such as hayrides, pumpkin patches, and cider pressing. Many of which can be found in Oak Glen and Yucaipa, California.
Apple-picking season usually runs from after Labor Day to Thanksgiving weekend, but Southern California’s season was cut short leaving many without the opportunity to pick apples this year. Since we cannot be deprived of picking our own apples due to a short season, why not produce long-lasting, drought and environment tolerant apples? This would entail genetically modifying the apples and none are currently on the market, yet.
Although not drought or temperature resistant apples, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that they have deregulated two genetically engineered (GE) apple varieties as of February 2015, which will hit select markets in late 2016. Apples contain the enzyme, polyphenol oxidase (PPO) that mixes with polyphenols when an apple is cut or bruised. This oxidative chemical reaction leads to the unpleasant browning and mushiness of damaged or cut apples; however, the Arctic®apple has been genetically modified to decrease the amount of PPO being produced in the apple, which means less browning, waste, and unpleasant tastes and textures. It’s like hitting the off-button for unappetizing sliced apple browning.
According to The Packer, fresh-cut apples have been steadily increasing in sales and consumer demands over the past 10 years, and between 2011 and 2012, apples used for fresh-cut slices increased over 60%. Fresh-cut apples are quick and convenient for consumers, and consumer demands have contributed to an increase of more than 60% in fresh-cut fruit sales. The USDA patented a technology, NatureSeal®, which treats, coats, and packages cut apple slices and extends the shelf life of apples for up to four weeks in refrigeration; NatureSeal® is now used in apple processing facilities, food retailers, fast-food restaurants, and in schools through the National School Lunch Program. Fresh-cut apples are also found in 84% of supermarkets, making it convenient for parents to pack nutritious lunch snacks for their children.
The use of NatureSeal®provides the convenience of sliced apples, using a blend of added vitamins, minerals, and calcium salts to preserve the apples. In a market where consumer demands lesspreservatives and food additives in their foods, the Arctic® apple would help to decrease the use of preservatives, which may contribute to the off-taste and higher costs of freshly cut apples. The process used to prevent apples from browning is expensive, and one way to lessen those costs is to breed apples that produce little to no PPO. In addition, agro-industrial apple waste is a growing concern. Apples are one of the major fruits consumed globally, and apples that are not fit for the fresh market end up at the apple processing plants. Only 20% of the waste from processed apple products, such as apple juice and jam, get used as animal feed. The other 80% heads for the landfill, which has adverse side effects like producing greenhouse gases, causing dangerous microbial growth in landfills, and the cost to treat and transport the waste. In the near future, using the Arctic® apple for sliced and whole apples would not only lower over all industry costs and improve taste, it would also be a more convenient and viable option that keeps in line with the consumer market trend today. The long-term effect of the Arctic® apple as opposed to conventional apples is the potential to increase apple production and shelf life, minimize costs, and decrease pesticides use.
Agro-scientists have figured out a way to silence the four genes that produce PPO, similar to how a gun silencer mutes the sound it makes when the gun goes off. The apple still looks, feels, functions, and tastes the same, except there is less production of PPO, the enzyme responsible for apple browning. For those concerned, the Arctic® apple will not affect freshly baked warm apple pies because PPO is not responsible for the caramelized browning most are accustomed to. Malliard browning and caramelization are due to the chemical reaction between an amino acid and a reducing sugar in the presence of heat. As for hot spiced apple cider made with Arctic®apples, it may appear lighter in color but will still retain the same delicious apple flavor.
Genes found in conventional apples were silenced to produce the Arctic®apple, but some consumers, such as the anti-GMO movement, fear the franken-fruit (i.e., the Arctic® apple) because the apple is genetically altered. There are pseudoscience-spewing food-mongers, such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, who has promoted his anti-GMO stance on his show and have posted videos about why the Arctic® apple is not safe; however The Slate reported that Dr. Oz had received at least three James Randi Education Foundation Pigasus Awards for his “refusal to face reality…and continued promotion of quack medical practices, paranormal belief, and pseudoscience.” The Arctic® apple will be the most researched and tested apple by the time it hits the commercial market. This recently deregulated fruit will not only help to lower costs, waste, and the use of preservatives and pesticides, but will also allow scientists to focus more on determining the optimal packaging, atmospheric environment, and storage temperatures to retain freshness and food safety without added off-flavors or food additives. And one day soon, you may be picking, slicing, or purchasing the convenient and delicious non-browning Arctic®apples.

Although U-Pick season is over this year, you can still head over to some of Southern California’s apple picking orchards for other fun-filled activities and get a head start on what to expect next year.

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by Gene Policinski @ Newseum

This weekend's "Take a Knee" controversy brings to mind failed efforts from our past to mandate patriotism.
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by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

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Hue Street Food Tour by Night - I Love Hue Tour

Hue Street Food Tour by Night - I Love Hue Tour


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Hue street food tour by night is the best way to enjoy amazing Hue local cuisines. We will bring to you the best dishes in Hue that only the local know.

17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

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Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Myanmar to First-time Travelers

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Myanmar is an enigmatic land blessed with beautiful and idyllic landscapes throughout the country. People might never run out of choices of where to travel in Myanmar. But for the first-time travelers, it’s best to get recommendations of the top destinations before they go. Get to know the top five places to visit in Myanmar! ...

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My 20 Day United States Itinerary

My 20 Day United States Itinerary

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

I wanted to go for sixty days initially, then one month, but in the end around three weeks was the most workable solution with work and life being how it was. I booked my flight from New York to London first, because I didn’t know how long I would be able to spend in the … Continue reading My 20 Day United States Itinerary

Skylines, Santa Maria and Sultry Seville Nights: day one

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by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

Seville had been on my list of places to visit since I was eighteen and planning an interrailing trip that never was. My time in Mojácar had come to an end but I knew I still wanted to be somewhere that wasn’t London. I booked the five hour onward train to Seville and arrived as … Continue reading Skylines, Santa Maria and Sultry Seville Nights: day one

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by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t ...

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The Beauty of Flowers in Hanoi Vietnam

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hanoi is charming, with several interesting towns named after the flowers a long time ago and the natural landscapes filled with the pink water lily. Let’s discover the beauty of flowers in Hanoi Vietnam with Vietnam Tour Agency ! The towns with the names of flowers in Hanoi The oldest one is Kim Lien Town, ...

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Berlin Wall VR Experience Now Open at the Newseum

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

The technology allows visitors to experience life in communist East Berlin, and help break down the infamous barrier to freedom.
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The Moment the Unabomber’s Identity Was Discovered

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

Midway through the Discovery Channel's new series, "Manhunt: UNABOMBER," we revisit our 2016 program with the famous criminal's brother, who helped uncover his identity.
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Iconic Hoi An Street Food You Should Always Relish

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hoi An Street Food appeals to foodies who appreciate local authentic cuisine as well as the full-of-lantern Old Town. Ranked as one of the top destinations for the culinary travel all over the world, the street food in Hoi An is so delicious, unique, and diverse that satisfy the guests. If you are in this ...

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Why Your Travel To Cuba Matters Now

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Travel To Cuba Now It doesn’t seem all that long ago that travel to Cuba was near impossible for the average American tourist. In 2014 President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro took historic steps to lessen the gap between the Cuban people and Americans however, and in the last two years travel to Cuba [ ... ]

‘Manhunt: UNABOMBER’ premieres tonight on Discovery

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

The Newseum, which features stunning artifacts like the Unabomber’s cabin, partnered with Discovery on the gripping new TV series.
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Newseum Unveils New Journalism Artifacts

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

The artifacts are central to two prominent and recent incidents involving press freedom in the United States.
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Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night

Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night


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Have I mentioned how much I enjoy culinary tours? Okay, I don’t need to be on a tour to enjoy food and beverages but, during my April trip to Vietnam, I joined Urban Adventures on a Saigon fo…

Remembering Vietnam

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Thru Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ National Archives, presented by National Archives

Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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Vietnam holidays. Tours & holidays in Vietnam in 2018 & 2019

Vietnam holidays. Tours & holidays in Vietnam in 2018 & 2019


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Vietnam holidays. Discover authentic Vietnam with a choice of Vietnam holidays & tours from expert, specialist & responsible Vietnam operators

A Guide to Vietnamese Spices and Their Usage You Should Know

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Vietnamese Spices are put into food to make it flavorful and fragrant which have been passed from generation to generation. Sometimes, the secrets of the delicious Vietnamese food lie on

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Painting Shakespeare

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Thru Sun, February 11 @ Folger Shakespeare Library, presented by Folger Shakespeare Library

Vietnam Tours & Sightseeing | Flight Centre

Vietnam Tours & Sightseeing | Flight Centre


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Choose from a range of Vietnam holiday tours and discover the country's defiant history and lush countryside. You can see it all on a tour of Vietnam.

Newseum and Discovery Communications Partner on ‘Manhunt: UNABOMBER’

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

The show tells the dramatic and gripping true story of the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history.
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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

Newseum announces new Sunday hours

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

Beginning on Sunday, July 2, the Newseum will have new Sunday hours. The new hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Newseum will continue to be open
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Delicious Daiquiris with Guest Blogger Allison Levine

by Julia Houghton @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Allison Levine of Please the Palate has shared a bit about her recent experience in Cuba on an Access Trips tour. She’s written a superb post about a quintessentially Cuban libation, the daiquiri! We loved reading her Pick of The Week, and can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks, Allison! Please The Palate Pick [ ... ]

WVTF: The Way of the World by Folger Theatre

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Thru Sun, February 11 @ Folger Theatre, presented by Folger Theatre -- In the lush and opulent land of the Hampton’s one percent, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? Freely adapted from Congreve’s classic play, The Way of the World is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper-class.

Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We started our tour of Monte Carlo in Monaco, and Visiting the Medieval Village of Eze in France, by driving along the scenic roads of the Moyenne Corniche. From here we h…

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Reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian to Donate Broken Eyeglasses to Newseum

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

The glasses were broken when Jacobs was reportedly assaulted by a Montana candidate for Congress.
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Pioneering Journalist’s Story Told for the First Time

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

Journalism professor and Newseum historian Mitchell Stephens to publish a biography of newscaster Lowell Thomas.
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Journalist Walt Mossberg donates media tech collection to Newseum

by Heather Bien @ Newseum

The artifacts show the evolution of media technology over the last three decades.
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Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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Il Lauro Verde

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Fri, February 23 thru Sun, February 25 @ Folger Theatre, presented by Folger Consort

Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

Trip to Cambodia & Vietnam

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Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

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Cao Bang Province is blessed with Vietnam’s widest waterfall named Ban Gioc – the must-see highlight in the northern areas. The waterfall is mesmerizing and mighty while the ethnic culture of Tay makes it the ideal ground for the cultural festival. For any travel to Cao Bang, everybody is recommended to see this magnificent ecotourism […]

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Spa Terminus Saturday Market

Spa Terminus Saturday Market

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

Hidden away in Bermondsey is a collection of food producers who principally sell wholesale. However, on a Saturday morning, if you know where to find the railway arches they are located in, they open the doors to the public, and you can get a taste of heaven. Every couple of months if I wake up [...]

A Complete Guide to Sapa Vietnam for Full Experiences

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Sapa Vietnam has numerous beautiful and exquisite corners for year-round vacations in which people discover the cool vibe, stunning mountain, ethnic village, etc. The experiences are all worthy and memorable. For a complete discovery of Sapa, find a full guide below so that trip to the existing paradise in the northwest of Vietnam just goes […]

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Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

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Vietnam is a hot destination that steals your heart with picturesque scenery, romantic rivers, impressive mountain ranges, green and lush forests, stunning beaches, etc. This country is somewhat best explored by a motorbike. During the Vietnam motorbike tours, you will be given from admiration to admiration by the marvelous landscapes in the most authentic way. […]

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PASSION FRUIT Hotpot & WATER BUFFALO BBQ in Saigon Vietnam

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2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning Work Now Featured at Newseum

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

Visitors can see prize-winning photography by Daniel Berehulak and E. Jason Wambsgans, as well as Jim Morin’s editorial cartoons.
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8 Things to do in Mui Ne, Vietnam - food, nature and outdoor activities

8 Things to do in Mui Ne, Vietnam - food, nature and outdoor activities


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There are awesome things to do in Mui Ne, Vietnam, including adventures for foodies, nature enthusiasts and watersports adventurers. Read to find out more!

Must Eat Food in Hoi An – Tips on Hoi An Cuisine

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Discover some of must eat food in Hoi An and know why the local cuisine is one of reasons for people travel to Hoi An
There is a saying that

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Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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Jeff Herbst Steps Down as Newseum President and CEO

by Newseum @ Newseum

The museum begins a strategic review to evaluate its finances and identify new ways to execute its mission.
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Wien_ Rathausplatz _ Austria( Street Food )

by Admin @ Travel Meets Munchies

Hefner, Rolling Stone: Goodbye to two original free spirit, free speech icons

by Gene Policinski @ Newseum

With the impending sale of Rolling Stone and the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, the sun sets on two champions for free expression.
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Black History Month February 2018 in Metro DC

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-- Black History Month is celebrated throughout Metro DC in theatre, dance, music, visual arts and the spoken word. Check here for arts and culture events commemorating, honoring and focusing on the history and contributions that Black Americans have made to the United States.

LUXURY HOLIDAY VIETNAM 10 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

"We had a very good time. The Luxury Travel Agency Vietnam company was very accommodating and flexible in catering to our needs. The hotels they picked were..."

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Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once in awhile Hai and I get feedback from our readers that makes us feel great about what we’re doing here at Eating Saigon! In this case, Justin and his friends from Michigan, USA shared their thoughts about their recent home-cooked Saigon dinner with our family hosts, Hà and Hà. Seems they had a wonderful Eat With [Read on ...]

Learn From My Mistakes: Córdoba

Learn From My Mistakes: Córdoba

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

What’s great about Seville is there are some really great day trips only a few hours out of town. The city is well linked by train, and Renfe trains are fast, clean and easy to book. My choice was between Cadiz, Jerez and Córdoba, and Córdoba won. My second day in Seville would be a … Continue reading Learn From My Mistakes: Córdoba

VIETNAM CULTURE AND BEACH HOLIDAY 11 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

"It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours"

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The Most Modern and Best Recreational Activities in Halong Bay

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Halong Bay is amongst the elite travel destinations in Vietnam that many individuals desire to contemplate. This fantastic UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, delivers the amazing settings for various recreational activities. Besides several activities in Halong Bay already-known such as squid fishing, kayaking, cave discovery, etc., the destination ...

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INDOCHINA LUXURY HOLIDAY 18 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

"The organization of this entire trip was near perfection and the service first class. Our travel specialist created an itinerary that didn’t even require a lot of tweaking from my original description of what we were looking for"

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Capturing the Unabomber

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

Newseum artifacts bring the Unabomber story to life for fans of the Discovery Channel series "Manhunt: UNABOMBER."
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Contiki - Vietnam Experience

Contiki - Vietnam Experience


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Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay - for a geographically compact country, Vietnam sure has some hot spots. The Vietnam Experience is for those who want a bit more time than the average traveller. Picture yourself relishing the rice region of Mekong Delta by taking a traditional boat through floating markets & local fruit farms.

Hoi An Cooking School – Quick and Easy Authentic Vietnamese Recipes

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Our visit to Hoi An in central Vietnam was woefully lacking in activities. Not because we didn’t want to get out and see/do things, but because Hoi An was hit…

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VIETNAM TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY 17 DAYS

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"Overall trip was wonderful. You planned a great itinerary. Accommodations we fine. The best of the group where the Hyatt in Saigon, Metropole in Hanoi and Victory in Hoi An..."

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Eco-Tourism Spotlight: Patagonia

by admin @ smarTours

Over the past two decades, eco-tourism has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry. Defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people,” this concept appeals to the rising number of people interested in social responsibility, similar to the booming organic food industry […]

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Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours

Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours


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Ho, Over and Pygmy Caves Open To Visitors

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Jungle Boss, a local tour operator in Quang Binh Province had announced that they will run new tour to  Ho (Tiger), Over and Pygmy Caves. Since the beginning this year, Quang Binh authorities allowed open exploration tours to Pygmy, the fourth largest in the world in the […]

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Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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Hue is romantic in each of its details, from culture to history, beauty, and food. Not only do the tourists come to this city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc., but some also enjoy the Hue Street Food. The trip will lack something enjoyable if you skip the chance to […]

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A Mini Food Tour of Vietnam

A Mini Food Tour of Vietnam


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Vietnamese food is blowing all the way up. It first came onto my “must try” radar a few years ago, but when I began scheduling Vietnam into my trip, the cuisine was an enormous contribu…

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

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Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

Still going strong after 225 years: Our love-hate relationship with the First Amendment

by Lata Nott @ Newseum

Survey results show that Americans are supportive of the First Amendment in general – but critical of specific applications.
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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

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Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

LAOS CAMBODIA TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY 14 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

"Despite having a much later arrival in Phnom Penh due to the change of a much later flight Ms Len managed to fit in all the site visits with ease even including a visit to the..."

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Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock ...

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The Yummiest Nha Trang Street Food – Nha Trang What to Eat Tips

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Nha Trang Street Food Guide : Nha Trang is a leading beach city in Vietnam, being well-known for enthralling beaches, fantastic scuba diving, and yummy delicacies with the freshest seafood

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Making Mermaid Magic in Mojácar

Making Mermaid Magic in Mojácar

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

“Where is it you live? Majorca Playa? Morocco? Maraca Player?” “Mojácar Playa. Mo-ha-car.” My Spanish speaking, Erasmus year taking best friend even wrote a Spanish language cheat sheet so I could arrive unscathed. She sent the bus timetables and it was all so very easy. From the minute I got ready to leave it was … Continue reading Making Mermaid Magic in Mojácar

Antibiotic stewardship: not a burden for animal agriculture alone

by noreply@blogger.com (Sophia Pollack) @ Chapman University Food Science and Nutrition Student Association

Antibiotic stewardship: not a burden for animal agriculture alone
By Bill Hsu
Incidence of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections are higher than ever, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.  It’s no wonder then, that fears of rampant superbugs are fueling the debate about responsible antibiotic usage, and much of the talk centers around antibiotics used in animal agriculture.  The same fungi spores that bore our first antibiotics find other use in the food industry though.  After all, it does take Penicillium to make blue cheese or Roquefort.  Much like some cheeses though, the debate surrounding is chock full of holes. 

California Senate Bill 27 (SB27) was signed October 2015 to combat what was described as widespread and unregulated use of antibiotics in animal agriculture at low or sub-therapeutic doses to increase weight gain in animals before they went off to slaughter.  SB27 expressly prohibits use of medically important antibiotics in animals unless they were prescribed by a veterinarian.  It also bans the use of antibiotics used for growth-promotion. 
SB27 references the Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance for Industry Document #152 (GFI 152).  These are rules the FDA proposed to classify different antibiotics important in human medicine into three categories: important, highly important, and critically important.  The list is extensive and includes highly specific-use antibiotics, as well as broader spectrum antibiotics that you might get from your doctor if you have a small infection.  This list, however comprehensive, is mostly meaningless in trying to limit antibiotic usage in California’s food producing animals.
Antibiotics generally have multiple indications on their label.  Macrolides and tetracycline are both classes of antibiotics that make an appearance on GFI 152.  These classes of antibiotics are also some of the most commonly used antibiotics in animal agriculture.  Based off those two facts alone, you’d suspect that using these two classes of antibiotics to promote weight gain is rampant in animal agriculture, but you’d be wrong.  You see, these antibiotics have several indications on their label. 
When a licensed veterinarian writes a prescription, or in this case, assigns a feed directive for a farm, he or she is prescribing the same antibiotics we mentioned were used to promote weight gain in animals—albeit, in higher concentrations.  You read that right—when you’re treating animals to prevent disease in areas of exposure risk, you’re using the more of the same antibiotics you were trying to limit use of!
But does it even matter?  The Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animalsfrom the FDA highlights that the two largest classes of antibiotics used domestically in agriculture are tetracycline (which you or I can buy today) and ionophores, which serve no function at all in the human body.  Together, these two account for about 3/4th of all antibiotics used in agriculture.  Our most valuable antibiotics, those classified as critically important in human medicine, including 3rdgeneration Cephalosporins and Flouroquinolones, see the heaviest usage in healthcare.  In fact, each of these account for less than 1% of usage in animal agriculture.  The fear of prolific superbugs spelling our demise is driving action like SB27, but the CDC  spells it out clearly—most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in healthcare settings such as hospital and nursing homes.
Antibiotic stewardship is a responsibility we all share.  With the discovery of penicillin, antibiotics have shaped what we know of modern medicine.  Antibiotics are powerful tools, but have a very finite practical life.  Investment in alternative practices in animal agriculture, including vaccines and animal management can help draw down total usage numbers.  Physicians dialing back antibiotic scripts, except in the most important cases can help prevent abuse of our most essential antibiotics.  Finish your antibiotics as prescribed.  Don’t flush extra pills down the drain.  A concerted effort to managing antibiotics, from all fronts, is necessary to address growing threats of resistance.
Attention spans are short and opinions are heard louder than ever.  Shifting the focus solely to agriculture while ignoring healthcare data, or making only symbolic attempts at bandaging the very real problem of overuse of antibiotics, especially of those critically important in human medicine, mean we will someday lose our best tools in healthcare.  Remember that for the future, whether it’s a doctor’s office you find yourself in or the meat and cheese display at your local deli.   



Kwame Dawes & Safiya Sinclair: Natural Mystic: A Poetic Celebration of Reggae

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Mon, February 5 @ Folger Theatre, presented by Folger Theatre

Remembering John C. Quinn

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The Newseum and the Newseum Institute mourn the loss of John C. Quinn, a distinguished journalist, former deputy chairman of the Freedom Forum and co-founder of the Chips Quinn Scholars diversity in journalism program.
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Return to New York: Midtown, Coney Island and Chelsea

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by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

Back in New York, I was aware that my days on this trip were numbered. I had so many things to do and time was not on my side. I’ll tl;dr – there were too many things on my itinerary than hours remaining, so Washington Heights and the Cloisters museum, Museo del Barrio and revisiting … Continue reading Return to New York: Midtown, Coney Island and Chelsea

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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Traveling in Vietnam: The best travel route through this S-shaped country

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Vietnam is an astounding mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity.… [...]

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First Danang Night Market Is Developed

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

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Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei’s Self Portrait On Display at Newseum

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Now through Sept. 4, kids 18 and younger get free admission to the Newseum.
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Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with Dr. Cornel West

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Fri, February 2 @ Strathmore, presented by Strathmore -- This exciting collaboration bridges the soulful connection of music and inspiration of social change.

The Rapid Pulse of Pulses

by noreply@blogger.com (Tara) @ Chapman University Food Science and Nutrition Student Association

The Rapid Pulse of Pulses
by Avinash Shrikantia

2016 has been quite the year for pulses in the food and dietary supplement industry. The UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of the Pulse and since then, the industry has gone nuts (1). Companies and startups have innovated pulses into snacks, chips, cereals, pastas, and many other forms of common foods (Banza Pasta, Maya Kaimal Chickpea Chips, My Vega Pea Protein, Brami Snacking Beans, and Tolerant Foods Legume Pastas). At 2016 IFT, “Made with Pulses”, a new logo developed by the Global Pulse Confederation, was launched to help food and beverage manufactures increase consumer awareness and the use of various pulses given the increase in our diet. Some companies are already on board to use the logo on their brands, few of which are expected to hit the shelves at the end of 2016 (2).
 Pulses are classified under legumes and members of the Leguminosae family as beans, peas, lentils and chickpeas and are known to be rich in amino acids along with having a high protein content (3). Certain pulses when mixed and eaten with grains such as rice are considered a complete protein. These ingredients have been used for many years through many cultures, namely it’s heavy use in Indian cuisine for thousands of years as a source of meatless protein. The term “pulse” includes all legumes (mainly soybeans, peanuts, and green beans and peas) except those that are used for oil extraction and green beans for consumption. The Food and Agriculture Organization division of the United Nations classifies 11 pulses as “primary” with the most common ones seen on US grocery shelves as kidney beans, pinto beans, mung beans, dry peas, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, and lentils (4).
Some common pulse products seen on the markets, aside from the dried beans themselves and dried pea snack are powdered pea-protein to replace whey and snacking products, mainly in the form of chips. Pea-protein has gained considerable attention and growth in recent years, and a 2016 market analysis report by Research and Markets reported that North America is the largest market accounting for 35% of global consumption, followed by Europe at 33% (5). Fresh peas and legumes themselves are consumed heavily in Asia, but the supplemental protein segment of this market is still growing. From a global standpoint, the forecasted compounded average growth rate is 8.83% from the end of 2016 to 2020 if others markets continue to grow and companies innovate further to meet the needs of different markets (6). Driving innovation in this category are mainly start-ups that are focusing on the individual pulse ingredient as the trend for animal-free products grows into different categories of food. Large companies, like Morning Star, known for their veggie patties and other “hamburger-like” food products, are also using a variety of pulses in their formulas and are even making pulses the main ingredient in some products. According to a survey by ingredient company, Ingredion, 34% increase of American household purchases related to pulse ingredients was in conjunction with a 74% increase in new pulse product launches from 2010 to 2014, and the number of new products keeps growing (7).
Growth in this category can also be attributed to the increasing social awareness of healthy living. With an increase in healthy eating trends, convenience is vital given the perception of difficulty and expense associated with eating well, the FAO declaring 2016 as the year of pulses to drive innovation helps increase consumer awareness. Consumers need to be eased into eating well into order to sustain the habit of eating well. By introducing pulse products through familiar means, allows for easier consumer acceptance in the long term. Innovative examples of the brands that have capitalized on this are: Hippeas and their organic chickpea puffs, Brami’s lupine bean snacks, Other Bean hummus, Beanitos’s variety of different bean chips, and Banza, whose line of chickpea pastas range from penne to spaghetti. There are many more brands that are making cereals, snack bars, gluten/bread replacement products, and many sports performance supplement brands developing better vegetarian based protein than the large amounts of pea protein in the market (7).
As appetites change and food trends come and go one thing that remains certain for the next few years is the need for convenient and healthy food. A relativity new need that’s gained a lot of investors and traction in 2016 was the use of pulses in food products for added nutritional and health benefits. Another need is using pulses in animal-free products that try to mimic properties of meat products, like vegetarian burgers, and chicken alternatives as well as its use in the sports nutrition industry an alternative to whey protein. As stated by the UN General Assembly, 2016 is the International Year of the Pulse and the industry reacted with a plethora of products. However, since there are a variety of pulses, it’s safe to assume that many more companies innovating on this front will release products incorporating them. As we close out this year, the industry looks to 2017 to see how this trend will take shape into the following year and what new pulse ingredients will be used as innovation in this category grows.


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Top Hanoi Street Food You Must Know the Taste

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Hanoi travel often treats you well with happy and full stomach thanks to a wide range of delicious street food in almost every corner. As Hanoi cuisine is diverse and

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4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

4 P’s PIZZA 8 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1 (immediately behind Bến Thành Market) +84-8-3622-0500 (Reservation Only) ***************************************************** Once in a while, Hai and I decide to leave Saigon’s streets and enjoy dinner inside a “fully-enclosed” eatery. And we recently decided to do it in real style! Not only had we convinced ourselves that we deserved an [Read on ...]

All about Anh Tuyet Culinary Artist – The Traditional Hanoi Cuisine Conservationist

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Being the owner of the restaurant Anh Tuyet at 25 Ma May Street, in Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam; the culinary artist Anh Tuyet is a familiar name for those who

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The number of international visitors in Dalat is growing rapidly

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

In 2016, Dalat City of Lam Dong Province welcomed 5.4 million visitors, an increase of 6% in comparison to the same period. In particular, international visitors increased rapidly to reach the number of over 270,000 people, an increase of 5% in comparison to the last year. In 2016, thanks to the investment to improve the ...

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Halong Bay Cruise Review

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

One of the reasons we chose to visit Vietnam so early on in our full-time travel adventure is that a boat cruise in Halong Bay has been on our bucket…

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Best Foods To Eat For Your Vietnam Culinary Tour

Best Foods To Eat For Your Vietnam Culinary Tour


Vietnam Travel Information

Some additions to this mixture create the succulent variations. Hence, if the Vietnam culinary tour is done in Hanoi, don’t miss these outstanding dishes!

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Return to New York: Museums, Galleries and Feminism. 

Return to New York: Museums, Galleries and Feminism. 

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

 The plan for my very last day was ambitious. Wake up early, get breakfast from Duane Read, go to the Museum of Sex, then walk to Central Park to quickly see it as I walked up to Dylan’s Candy Bar to get a sugar hit, get the subway to Washington Heights to see the Cloisters, … Continue reading Return to New York: Museums, Galleries and Feminism. 

Newseum and Hirshhorn Launch Joint Series on Freedom of Expression

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This fall the Newseum will partner with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on a series of conversations on the role of art and free speech in the 21st century.
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The day's special programming will commemorate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
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Com Ga – Hoi An Chicken Rice Specialty Not To Be Missed

by adminict @ vietnam street food – Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

Every time coming to Hoi An, I must try two very authentic local foods here: Com Ga (chicken rice) and Banh My (Vietnamese sandwiches).
There are quite many local restaurant

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7 Awesome Koh Samui Activities and Adventures (that you won’t find on other lists!)

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Koh Samui island has long been one of the country’s favourite hotspots for tourists and holidaymakers. These days, on arrival at Thailands second-biggest island you can find literally hundreds of…

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Bandstand Beds – Community Growing on Clapham Common

Bandstand Beds – Community Growing on Clapham Common

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

This is the latest post in a series that I am writing about community growing spaces in urban settings. Bandstand Beds is a community growing project situated on Clapham Common, in south London. Bandstand Beds provides, ‘…an area for the local community to discover the joys and benefits of growing and cooking their own food, [...]

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by Sam @ Drizzle and Dip

Located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside is a beautiful agritourism resort called Al Gelso Bianca and I was lucky to spend two beautiful days and nights there on my recent trip to Italy. Close to San Gimignano, Florence, and Siena, this is the perfect place set up a base and explore the region [...]

Bo La Lot Wins Gourmets With Captivating Smell

by adminict @ vietnam street food – Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

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Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon: tour the Cu Chu Tunnels, shoot an AK-47, War Remnants Museum, motorbike tours, and food tours.

Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

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Vietnam has several top churches for foreigners and locals to celebrate Merry Christmas. Christmas is the ideal time for the Christians to show off their great faith in their God and for the non-Christians to gather and memorize the last moments at the end of the year. Although this event has not been traditionally celebrated […]

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Newseum Exhibit Tells the Story of the Gay Rights Movement

by Newseum @ Newseum

The exhibit will open March 2019, marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn raid, which sparked the ongoing struggle for gay rights.
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Travel Vietnam on a Luxury Tour - Luxury Escapes | Magazine

Travel Vietnam on a Luxury Tour - Luxury Escapes | Magazine


Luxury Escapes | Magazine

Vietnam is hot right now, and we don’t just mean temperature-wise. Long time playground Southeast Asia is seeing more and more travelers add Vietnam to their itinerary, and it’s not hard to see why. Dotted with spectacular bays, amazing historical sites, friendly people and delicious food, Vietnam has something to offer everyone. We’ve done our … Continue reading "Travel Vietnam on a Luxury Tour"

We’re a big part of the fix for ‘junk news’

by Gene Policinski @ Newseum

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A trip to South Africa is the vacation of a lifetime, especially if you treat yourself to a safari experience. Tourism has increased substantially in South Africa over the last 20 years since the Apartheid, and the country is now one of the best destinations on earth to visit for its combination of safari and […]

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Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

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by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

In February, I visited Ho Chi Minh City. I arrived on the train at 4 am, after a two and a half day trip from Hanoi. I spent the day walking to and through Ben Thanh Market and then visited the Fine Arts Museum. By late afternoon, I was ready to check into my hotel [...]

Light Years

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Tue, February 6 thru Sun, March 4 @ Signature Theatre, presented by Signature Theatre -- Enriched with beautiful folk-rock music, inventive lyrics and Robbie’s disarming humor, Light Years is a deeply personal tale of immigration, musical gifts and the steadfast bond between father and son.

Bún bò Huế – A great balance of flavors

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Bún bò Huế (Hue beef noodle soup) is a speciality of Huế – former capital of Vietnam.… [...]

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VIETNAM AND LAOS HOLIDAY 10 DAYS

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"This trip was so well put together; you guys did a great job! We had no issues and our trip was awesome! I would definitely recommend your services again!"

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Travel like the First Lady: Tips for Touring China

by admin @ smarTours

In just a few days, the first lady – or, shall we say, first ladies – will depart on a week-long excursion to China. Michele Obama will be taking her daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as her mother, to Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu to learn about the country’s standards and methodologies for education. POTUS […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Hosts 12th Taste of The World Festival

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Excellent cuisines of Vietnam and foreign countries will be introduced at 100 booths at the 12th Taste of the World festival scheduled for January 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event, jointly held by the municipal Department of Tourism and the Viet Nam Tourism Association, […]

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September Is for Seniors

by Newseum @ Newseum

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by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

14-2-2017, the People’s Committee of Quang Binh Province declared that the Vice President Tran Tien Dung decided to keep the current fee to visit the Hang Va and Nuoc Rut caves which are the experiences of difference. As a result, the current total price of 1.2 million Dong applied by Oxalis Travel Agent continues to ...

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Vietnam – South Korea Culture and Food Festival 2017 from 27th to 29th October

by adminict @ Vietnam Culinary Travel Agency: Vietnam Food Tour Packages

From 27th to 29th October, the Vietnam – South Korea Culture and Food Festival 2017 will be held at the square in front of My Dinh Stadium, Hanoi, free entrance.

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Vietnamese Spices and Herbs to Know While Cooking The Local Food

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Vietnamese spices and herbs are important things when you want to cook the real Vietnamese food. Come to Vietnam, foreign tourists are not only impressed by a small country with

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What to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam

What to eat in Hoi An, Vietnam


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Last year I went on an amazing adventure to Vietnam with a strong focus on eating as much amazing Vietnamese food as was physically possible. Exploring the world via my stomach is always going&nbsp…

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#1 Hotel in Ireland – Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

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Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal has been named ‘No 1 Hotel in Ireland’ by TripAdvisor for the fifth year in a row, 2017 ‘Travellers Choice’ Awards on its websi…

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Learning about Lisbon from a local

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We spent some time with Nuno, a local Lisbon man from Lisbon Riders, a tour company where we spent our day Learning about Lisbon from a local. There is nothing like spendi…

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10 Things to do in Kampot

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Kampot is a sleepy but utterly charming small city located close to the south coast of Cambodia, within reach of the Vietnamese border. It sits on the banks of the…

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In Defense of Pumpkin Spice

by noreply@blogger.com (Sophia Pollack) @ Chapman University Food Science and Nutrition Student Association

In Defense of Pumpkin Spice
By Alexa Sarcoma 

For those of us that do not live in Southern California, October means cable-knit sweaters, scarfs, and leaves turning orange. But how does one tell in areas without seasons that autumn has begun? Simple. Pumpkin spice flavored everything. Instead of leaves turning orange, entire grocery store shelves turn orange,with seasonal products in anticipation of the essential Thanksgiving dessert, pumpkin pie.  The question is no longer should this be made to be pumpkin spice flavored, the question is can it be made into pumpkin spice flavored, and the answer is always yes. There are pumpkin spice flavored cream cheeses, cookies, cereals, breads, chips, marshmallows, yogurt, and the famous pumpkin spice latte. The flavor combination has also infiltrated the restaurant business as well, where creations like a pumpkin spice fried chicken doughnut sandwich, slathered with pumpkin spice aioli are served.
In recent years, consumers have begun to questionwhat ingredients are in their food. It was only a matter of time before the beloved pumpkin spice flavoring was questioned. Once the news broke that for the most part, pumpkin spice does not actually contain pumpkin, there was public outcry. They wanted change. They wanted real pumpkin. Starbuck’s reformulated and add real pumpkin to its pumpkin spice lattes in response. That is how pumpkin spice be, right? Real pumpkin, sugar, some spices, and hope for something that tastes like a pumpkin pie? Not exactly.
As it turns out, pumpkin spice is a carefully engineered flavor that doesn’t contain any pumpkin because it doesn’t need to. This is a relief considering the current lack of pumpkins in California due to the historic drought and uncharacteristically hot summer happening. This lethal combination has stunted the growth of the pumpkins that did not rot and collapse from the heat, leaving the top pumpkin growers in California mourning fields of withered and rotted pumpkins.
Luckily, even in times of drought, consumers can still get their pumpkin spice fix because the flavor can be achieved without any actual pumpkin. The goal is to recreate the flavor of a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie in something that is not a pie. The flavor is all about the spices typically used in a pumpkin pie, like cinnamon, allspice, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. The flavor of pumpkin just is not strong enough to compete with these spices and goes unnoticed. The signature taste of pumpkin pie can be attributed to the heat from during baking causing new flavor compounds to occur that don’t exist in these spices before baking (Drahl 2014). To replicate this flavor, scientists have identified the key flavor compounds from each spice, or the essence of these spices, and use them to replicate the flavor and fragrance in a variety of products.
There are approximately 340 flavor compounds (IFT 2014) in the traditional mix of pumpkin spice, but scientists only use key flavor compounds of the spices to create a recognizable pumpkin spice flavor. For example, cinnamic aldehyde is commonly used for cinnamon flavor (IFT 2014). Eugenol replicates the flavor and aroma for allspice and clove (IFT 15). Turpenes like sabinene for nutmeg, zingiberene for ginger, and vanillin for vanilla (Drahl 2014). Each of the ingredients listed above is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA as well as Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) for use as a food flavoring (FDA 2015).
Of course, the regular form of spices could be used instead of their isolated flavor compounds, but the flavor created would be different than the expected pumpkin spice. It would be more like chai-spiced tea than pumpkin pie (IFT 2014). Additionally, the price of the product would most likely increase, as companies would have to purchase imported spices rather than their synthesized flavor compounds. This would also increase the environmental impact by drastically increasing demand for these spices, so it would require an increase in finite resources like land and water. The spices needed, like ginger, clove, cinnamon, and vanilla are mainly sourced from Asian and African countries, further contributing to pollution from international transportation to North American companies, where the demand for pumpkin spice flavoring is most popular. India and Thailand are major producers of ginger, Indonesia and Madagascar are major producers of vanilla, and Sri Lanka is a major producer of cinnamon (Chomchalow 1996). None of the spices essential to the taste of a classic Thanksgiving pumpkin pie are sourced from North America.
Using the flavor compounds saves resources, decreases pollution from trade, and reduces demand. Each flavor compound can be extracted from multiple sources or synthesized using multiple methods and reactants in labs.Without the help of these synthesized flavor compounds, it is questionable if the world spice supply could meet the demand of American consumers.  Of course, the choice is ultimately up to the consumer on how they want their pumpkin spice products made. The main differences between the two is that conventionally manufactured pumpkin spice flavor will have the flavor most similar to a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and it will have a smaller impact on the environment, while using the familiar, traditional form of spices will not.

References

Chomchalow N. Spice Production in Asia-An Overview. IBC Asian Spice Markets Conference; Singapore, 27-28 May 1996. Bangkok, Thailand: Assumption University.

Drahl C. 2014. Pumpkin Spice Flavor. Chemical and Engineering News. 92(43):31. http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/i43/Pumpkin-Spice-Flavor.html

Institute of Food Technologists. 2014. Pumpkin Spice 101. http://www.ift.org/knowledge-center/learn-about-food-science/food-facts/pumpkin-spice-101.aspx. Accessed 2015 September 17.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2015. 21CFR182.60. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=182.60


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The partnership will allow the Newseum to reach an even wider audience with its resources on fighting fake news and misinformation.
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Not so Vanilla: Could Genetically Modified Vanilla be the New Normal?
by Leandra Filiaci

With summer ending and the leaves changing color, the countdown to our cherished fall holidays begin. Halloween just ended and Thanksgiving Break is right around the corner; this mixture of holidays and cooler weather creates a more comfortable and relaxed ambiance--an ambiance of familiar fall flavors--from pies and turkeys, to baked goods and spice-flavored drinks. Individuals are moving from their summer diets to a time of home cooked holiday feasts and freshly baked desserts. One essential ingredient in many baking recipes, and an essential fall flavor, comes from the vanilla bean. The distinct botanical flavor of vanilla is infamous for evoking a mouthwatering response. Additionally, vanilla is an important element of many other familiar fall tastes as well. It balances sweetness and masks bitterness in other popular fall flavors including chocolate and caramel.
In the last five years or so, as well as the forecasted next few years, there has been a shortage of the natural source of this beloved flavor: the vanilla bean. You may have noticed this through the spike in the prices of pure vanilla extract or frozen desserts like ice creams dating back to 2010. To combat the issue of high costs, the food industry has come up with alternative sources of vanillin--the main component in vanilla responsible for the flavor we all know and love. In the 1800s and 1900s vanillin started to be synthesized from other sources, including pine bark, clove oil, rice bran, and lignin.
As you stroll down the aisles of the grocery store, you will see that there are two types of vanilla on the shelf, with one cheaper than the other. This price difference is simply due to their means of production and source. The more expensive being pure vanilla from the vanilla orchid, and the other being synthetic vanilla. In today’s market, pure vanilla accounts for only about 1% of the vanilla available while 85% of the vanilla flavor in the market is made from vanillin synthesized from the petrochemical precursor guaiacol.
            With synthetic vanilla on the market, the food industry has managed to overcome the vanilla shortage. However, recent shifts in consumer demand towards all-natural ingredients have once again brought this shortage to light. For instance, General Mills, Hershey’s, Kellogg’s and Nestle have reformulated their products, vowing to use only pure vanilla in their products in order to meet consumer demands towards all-natural ingredients. This has caused great concerns in the industry as demand for pure vanilla is now much higher than the supply available. Companies are now not only facing the challenge of reformulating their products, but also dealing with the rising prices of pure vanilla and with the long talked about question of “what is natural?”. 
As a solution to this, Evolva developed a way to feed glucose to genetically modified microbes that produce vanillin glucoside. Vanillin glucoside makes vanillin less toxic to the microbes used, though it still needs to be removed from the end-product to get vanillin, which many are now calling “synbio vanillin”. Evolva licensed its technology to IFF in 2014, however it is still yet to be seen on the market.
For companies that vow to use natural flavors but can’t afford the high prices of pure vanilla, this new synbio vanillin could be the solution. Due to the vague nature of the word natural in food labeling, this synbio vanillin made from GM yeast could count as natural since yeast fermentation is a natural process. Since the microbe that is GM is a processing aid, a product made by this process would also not fall under U.S. GMO labeling requirements. Additionally, because synbio vanillin is chemically identical to synthetic vanillin already in the market, it can be identified as a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) ingredient without going through any government evaluations because GRAS status in flavors is evaluated by the Flavor and Extract Manufactures Association (FEMA) instead.
Many however have seen this synbio vanillin as the villain. Groups like Friends of the Earth (FOE) have petitioned numerous food companies, like Haagen-Dazs, to vow not to use synbio vanillin. This group claims that synthetic vanillin is a risk to human health, the environment, and the economy. However, they have no basis on whether this is truly the case. Synthetic vanillin has been on the market since the late 19thcentury and there has been no indication that it is a health risk, this sybio vanillin would be essentially the same product. Additionally, FOE claims that this synbio vanilla will outcompete pure vanilla extract and therefore put farmers out of work by causing the vanilla farms to diminish. This however would not be the issue because synbio vanillin would be competing with synthetic vanillin, not pure vanilla. They would simply be a means for companies who can’t afford pure vanilla, and who use synthetic vanillin, to adopt a more natural alternative and able them to compete in today’s market.

As this genetic flavoring becomes more prominent however, research still needs to be conducted on not only to identify how consumers would react to these products, but also on the environmental consequences of this new procedure. Since yeast requires sugar for energy, studies must be done to see if this procedure would possibly be more sustainable than vanillin made from petrochemicals. For instance, if used for mass production, there could be large impacts on sugarcane plantations which are already responsible for the loss of many biodiversity hotspots. Ultimately, it is up to the consumer to decide--which product is consistent with the values they hold in regards to chemicals in food; vanillin made from petrochemicals or vanillin made by fermentation.

CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM LUXURY HOLIDAY 10 DAYS

by Luxury Travel Agent Vietnam @ LUXURY TRAVEL AGENCY VIETNAM I LUXURY TRAVEL AGENT VIETNAM

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Food Matters

Food Matters

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

This week I went along to the Food Matters live event. The tagline is “Many Voices, Making Food Matter”. Food is medicine. And I am always interested in sustainable, foods of the future. My focus at this event was to find examples of controlled environment agriculture, algae, seaweed and insects. I was not disappointed, and [...]

Adventure to the Galapagos Islands

by admin @ smarTours

Mostly known for their exotic environments and rare species, the Galapagos Islands are nestled near the coast of Ecuador. The 13 main islands that make up the Galapagos Islands are about 600 miles off the South American coast line. Due to the distance from shore, the islands are very isolated and a cruise is the […]

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Alexandre Tharaud, piano

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Tue, February 13 @ The Kennedy Center, presented by Washington Performing Arts

Trip to Cambodia & Vietnam

by Admin @ Travel Meets Munchies

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel


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At Audley our Vietnam holidays are tailored by specialists who have first-hand knowledge of the destination so they can create your ideal itinerary

Vietnam Food Tour

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAs a lover of food, it is not surprising that I ended up on a food tour that took me round the inner streets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in search of some of the best food spots not necessarily frequented by tourists, but more predominantly enjoyed by locals. What is surprising is

Newseum Celebrates Media Literacy Week

by Newseum @ Newseum

As revelations unfold daily about the destructive impact of fake news, the Newseum emerges as a leading provider of media literacy education.
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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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8 Destinations In Vietnam To Visit In January

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

January is the right time in year for a trip to these 8 destinations in Vietnam to celebrate your New Year Vacation with family or friends. Sapa The town of Sapa is home to Fansipan Peak, the roof of Indochina, has its best landscape in January, […]

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South African Culinary Tour – Wine!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

South Africa Tour It is with absolute delight that we at Access Trips announce the launch of our newest exotic culinary destination! A South Africa tour is just what the doctor ordered for the cuisine savvy adventure seekers who love all that Access Trips has to offer. Our newest tour is sure to dazzle you, [ ... ]

VIRAL DAN TERLARIS !! BOLA TELUR ZAMAN OLD | PONTIANAK STREET FOOD #172

by Admin @ vietnam food tour – Travel Meets Munchies

NewseumED.org Endorsed by National Council for the Social Studies

by Newseum @ Newseum

The website helps students understand the historical underpinnings of today’s issues, sharpen their analytical skills, and make informed decisions in a diverse and demanding world.
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Idan Raichel

by @ CultureCapital: Home Page

Thu, February 22 @ Strathmore, presented by Strathmore -- This intimate and inspiring show allows Raichel to demonstrate his gifts as a singer-songwriter and endearing solo stage presence.

Lune Production

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Lune Production was established in Saigon, Vietnam, in 2012, under Square Group Investment Holding.… [...]

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JFK Photo Exhibit Returns to Newseum

by Newseum @ Newseum

"Creating Camelot," featuring intimate and iconic photos of President John F. Kennedy and his family, will open on Sept. 29.
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Food Safety Testing with Bacterial Vigilantes: Bacteriocins

by noreply@blogger.com (Sophia Pollack) @ Chapman University Food Science and Nutrition Student Association


Food Safety Testing with Bacterial Vigilantes: Bacteriocins
By Alex Rogers

            Food safety is a topic that concerns everyone. We all eat, thus we all should take into account the current state of the food that goes on our forks and into our bodies. If you’re eating right now, grab a forkful and take a look at your food. A real close look. Could there be something else on there, besides what you’re intending to eat? Some microscopic organism swimming through the mayonnaise in your potato salad? Miniature bugs, impossible to see with the naked eye, living in luxury on the surface of the beef in your fried rice?
            Don’t get grossed out yet. Though it’s true that a one hundred percent bacteria free food is impossible as microorganisms exist everywhere (like the millions that colonize your skin and gut as is), the bacteria that cause harm are generally well controlled by the food production industry anything reaches your table. Generally, that is. The FDA displays recall data on their website; a list of foods pulled from the shelves every week to help prevent disease outbreak. But not every potential pathogen is detected before it goes out on the shelves or into the restaurants we visit, which is why events such as a widespread Listeria outbreak of Blue Bell dairy products or the multi-state Chipotle catastrophe in December of 2015 happened.
            Why do these things occur? Most likely it is due to a lack of manpower and time. It’s physically impossible to check every every sample of food at food production companies. Even if it were possible to do it all, you simply couldn’t test every sample to begin with as then you’d have nothing left to sell. You could find negative results in all of your products but the one positive that somehow snuck by can shut it all down.
            Besides an inability to test every company in the most thorough of manner, the other reason food products may go out contaminated and then force a recall boils down to the methods we use to make sure the product is safe. Numerous techniques used in the lab are extremely dated, think decades old. We use agar plates: jelly like substances that have been modified to select for the specific evil bacteria we try to avoid like E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella, or Listeria. But their precision is lacking, often picking out similar, non-harmful bacteria in the process and creating false positives, in addition to taking 5 – 7 days to get these final results.
            We have expensive equipment that can break down the bacteria to its DNA and determine if the specific baddie is present at this subcellular level by matching up specific fragments to past data. Using this technique is much quicker than the agars mentioned above, but also takes a good deal more training to accomplish correctly and generally still relies on pre-enrichment or enrichment steps that allow the bacteria to grow in their most favorable conditions.
            However, the most problematic of complications with the agars and the machines is that they just aren’t one hundred percent perfect even when everything is going right. They can’t detect bacteria below a certain number and that means a food sample contaminated with just a few cells of Listeria can pass inspection, go to the grocery store, experience exponential growth in colony size, and then cause sickness in future buyers of the product.
            Innovation really needs to take place in the food safety field, all the way back to the first steps of just determining if there is a safety concern to begin with. Most of the new technology involves improving detection methods, the final step in a food safety assessment of a product. It gets the emphasis because this is the result we want: is the bacteria there or not? How much of it is there? Is this food safe to consume? In the end, though, improving detection has its limits and those limits are still the initial amount of bacteria present when that sample gets checked. Additionally, when checking for the safety of the food product, not only is the presence of bacteria important to know, but the type of bacteria as well.
            What’s being done to improve these detection techniques then? A lot, actually. The most interesting of this new technology uses a bacteria’s own structure against it: bacteriocins. Bacteriocins are small bits of protein fragments isolated from bacteria and new researchhas shown they can be very effective at grabbing ahold of bacteria and keeping them in place to allow easy detection testing. How does it work? You coat a surface, say a tube, with the bacteriocins, attach some electrical monitoring device to the tube, and pass your food sample through the center. The bacteriocins, claws reaching out into the liquid of the food sample, grab and bind to the bacteria that passes by. These interactions create chemical changes that translate into electrical changes that trigger the monitoring device, thus alerting the watchful food microbiologist of the presence of the target bacteria.
There are two important parts to this method that make it invaluable in food safety testing. The first is the fact that the bacteriocin’s binding ability is species specific. Certain bacteriocins bind to certain bacteria and thus, if you’re seeing a reading, that means not only is bacteria present, but specifically the bacteria you are looking for. In addition, these chemical and electrical signals are detected at any interaction. What does this mean? Just one interaction of bacteria with bacteriocin will create a response, meaning detection can occur at exceptionally low initial levels of contamination.
            Is this technology being used now? Unfortunately, no. A lot more testing needs to take place first. Results with actual food samples have been spotty, in no small part because of the mentioned complexity that comes with trying to tell if a food is safe or not. Not to fear, the research is ongoing and food products will be made safer and will be ensured at higher standards as time goes by. Food recalls and outbreaks may not stop completely, but they can be reduced to an infrequent and rare state. Take a deep breath, there are a lot of people whose one goal in life is to make sure the food you are eating is safe. Now take that bite still sitting on your fork.


Midori Spa

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Located in the Old Quarter, Midori Spa is a massage parlour which aims at providing job opportunities for blind Vietnamese people.… [...]

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Some Hanoi Street Food – Very Delicious But Not Many People Know

by Blue @ Vietnam Travel Information

Hanoi owns the busy street food scenarios with many delicious choices, beautiful landscapes, and reasonable prices. The capital of Vietnam is where to find an uncountable number of good dishes to try and delight the palate. While some food is highly notable such as Phở Bò (rice noodle with beef), Bún Riêu (rice vermicelli with ...

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Washington Post Editor Martin Baron Receives Al Neuharth Award

by Stephanie Castellano @ Newseum

The award, which honors lifetime achievement in the media, was presented to Baron last evening at the Newseum.
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Free Admission for Service Members During Veterans Day Weekend

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Active duty and retired members of the military will receive free admission to the Newseum from Nov. 10 through Nov. 12.
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What Da Lat Street Food to Eat for Your Vietnam Food Discovery

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Da Lat Street Food is one of the most wanted things for people traveling to this beautiful city on a Vietnam food vacation. Da Lat is one of the ideal

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Hanoikids’ 11th birthday party

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

On Saturday June 17th 2017, Hanoikids’ 11th birthday with the theme: “Kids are yet to be 18” was successfully held as all members celebrated one of the most awaiting events of the year.… [...]

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Falifornia: Falmouth, Massachusetts

Falifornia: Falmouth, Massachusetts

by tishjarrett @ Trashgirl on Tour

Cape Cod had been on my travel itinerary since childhood. Not only had it featured in the childhood fictions I loved, but in the children’s atlas where I learned to feel excited about the variety in the world and eager to see it all. I wanted to go when the fall colours made it deep … Continue reading Falifornia: Falmouth, Massachusetts

The World’s 15 Most Beautiful Mountains

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Here is list of 15 most beautiful mountains which not only have impressive height but also have majestic scenery, attracting visitors from all over the world. Kirkjufell, with a height of 463 m, is one of the most famous mountain peaks in Iceland. An impressive mountain in […]

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Alaskan Culinary Tour: Treats From The Wild

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

From Tree to Table We’ve all seen images of maple harvest in the Northeast. Soldierlike maple trees, standing bare among the snowy hills of Vermont, with metal taps protruding at waist height. Thick late winter sap is collected in buckets and then boiled and simmered into edible, delectable maple syrup. But did you know that [ ... ]

Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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On Jan. 9, 2018, the Newseum Will Host ‘The Power Shift Summit’

by Newseum @ Newseum

Leaders in the media industry will address challenges and identify solutions to sexual misconduct in the newsroom.
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The Best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We went to the best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy. This is a tour which is bookable on TripAdvisor. This was something that I have wanted to experience for a long time. …

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Our Ultimate Guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Eating out in Hanoi, or more specifically finding the best food to eat in Hanoi, can be a daunting prospect. This is our ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old…

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Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition In Hanoi

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ca Chep Bookstore at No.115 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi will hold an exhibition on Hang Trong folk painting from January 10th to 25th. Apart from outstanding Hang Trong folk paintings on three topics, including New Year, worshipping and state of affairs, the exhibition will introduce […]

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