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Big Dairy Is Thrilled With Your Butter Board
Big Dairy Is Thrilled
With Your Butter Board

Big Dairy Is Thrilled With Your Butter Board

Grist looks at how the industry's PR machine is on a roll, displeasing some critics

(Newser) - Not too long ago, "butter board" recipes and how-tos were all the rage on social media. Not surprisingly, the dairy industry was pretty happy about this sudden love of butter. What may be a bit more surprising is that the industry itself played a big role in helping butter...

Meet the 'Polarizing Stepchild of Charcuterie'

Butter boards are the latest TikTok food craze, though some wonder how safe they are

(Newser) - Legit gross or crazy delicious? Butter boards, the polarizing stepchild of charcuterie, have taken TikTok to new food-craze heights as some horrified safety and nutrition experts look on. And now, heading into the holidays, the boards are landing on tables as quick, inexpensive alternatives to the meat- and fancy cheese-laden...

You Didn't Really Want Butter for Your Popcorn, Did You?

It's getting harder to find, and prices have spiked to an average of $4.70 per pound

(Newser) - If you're already looking forward to baking for the holidays, there's one kitchen commodity you may want to start stockpiling now. Butter is increasingly in short supply, which means the price of it has skyrocketed—last month, it reached an average price of $4.70 per pound, a...

Canada's Oddly Hard Butter Spurs Investigation, Threats
Canada's Oddly Hard Butter
Spurs Investigation, Threats
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Canada's Oddly Hard Butter Spurs Investigation, Threats

Buttergate has blown up

(Newser) - A Canadian cookbook author has helped fuel what is being referred to as "buttergate"—an outcry over an apparent change in Canadian butter that leaves it hard all the time, even when kept at room temperature. On Feb. 5, Julie Van Rosendaal tweeted the following: "Something is...

Native Americans Welcome Big Change in Butter Packaging
Say Goodbye to the
Land O'Lakes 'Butter Maiden'
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Say Goodbye to the Land O'Lakes 'Butter Maiden'

Native American woman who appeared on brand's packaging for decades has been nixed

(Newser) - If you can't quite put your finger on what's different about your butter the next time you pick up a pack of Land O'Lakes, allow us to fill you in. There's something missing from the packaging—the Native American "butter maiden" who used to be...

Suit: Premium Dairy's Cows Surrounded by Dirt, Concrete

Class-action complaint against Tillamook creamery says most cows' life isn't as idyllic as advertised

(Newser) - Visit the website of the Tillamook County Creamery Association, and you'll view photos of "pampered" cows roaming freely in verdant fields. A new lawsuit from the Animal Legal Defense Fund, however, takes issue with this idyllic imagery from the company that churns out Tillamook-brand butter, cheese, ice cream,...

Guy Sues After Asking for Butter, Getting Fake Butter

He won a settlement against Dunkin' Donuts owners

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man who sued a pair of Dunkin' Donuts owners because he said he was given a butter substitute when he asked for real butter on his bagel has won a settlement, the AP reports. The Boston Globe reports that Jan Polanik's suits name two companies that together...

Ban on Irish Butter Sparks Fight in Butter-Loving Wisconsin

Selling the ungraded butter is punishable by jail time

(Newser) - Wisconsin resident Jean Smith snatches up entire stocks of her beloved Kerrygold Irish butter from stores when visiting family in Nebraska, thanks to an antiquated law in her dairy-obsessed state that bans it and any other butter that hasn't been graded for quality. "We bring back 20 bricks...

New Study Gives You Permission to Eat Butter

Researchers say it has no relation to heart disease and may reduce diabetes risk

(Newser) - We might all owe Paula Deen an apology. A study published this week in PLOS ONE finds no connection between eating butter and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. On the contrary, researchers found eating butter might actually make people slightly healthier by reducing the risk of diabetes. Researchers from...

Guy Finds 'Edible' Butter Dating Back to Jesus

'Bog butter' from Ireland is well-preserved

(Newser) - Look closer next time you're treading through an Irish bog—you might find something both ancient and edible. An Irishman did just that earlier this month in Emlagh peat bog in County Meath, Ireland, when he discovered a 22-pound ball of butter that may be 2,000 years old,...

Vegetable Oils Can Actually Kill You

 Vegetable Oils 
 Can Actually 
 Kill You 
study says

Vegetable Oils Can Actually Kill You

Sunflower oil, corn oil may not be so healthy after all

(Newser) - Like cooking with vegetable oils as a "healthy" alternative to lard and butter? A professor in England has some bad news: When you heat up oils such as sunflower or corn oil, they produce intense concentrations of chemicals known as aldehydes that have been associated with dementia, heart disease,...

New Luxury Item: Butter?

 New Luxury Item: 
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New Luxury Item: Butter?

Price hits all-time high amid surge in demand

(Newser) - Will American shoppers soon be saying, "I can't believe I can't afford butter?" Butter prices hit a record high on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week, and with the levels of the stuff in storage down 42% over this time last year, "Americans are about to...

Crash Leaves Indiana Highway Coated in Butter

But no injuries reported after semitrailer carrying dairy products overturns

(Newser) - Butter is good on just about everything—except a highway. A semitrailer overturned on an Indianapolis interstate today, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products. The crash happened about 3:30am on Interstate 465 on the city's south side and...

People Are Drinking Butter in Their Coffee

It's dubbed 'bulletproof'

(Newser) - Milk in your coffee not cutting it? Perhaps you'd like to drop a pat of butter and some coconut oil in instead. Oh, and don't forget the eggs. The ingredients are all part of a new trend in coffee drinking, apparently driven in the US by health entrepreneur...

Welcome Back, Butter, We Missed You
 Welcome Back, Butter, 
 We Missed You 

Welcome Back, Butter, We Missed You

Our misguided fat-is-evil thinking is finally going away: Mark Bittman

(Newser) - Go ahead, spread butter on your toast without guilt. And don't be so obsessed about removing every last bit of fat from that pork chop. At long last, the nation's misguided notion that all fat is evil is losing its credibility, writes Mark Bittman in the New York ...

Butter Up: Consumption in US Highest in 40 Years

People have been shifting away from processed margarine: LA Times

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Times takes note of a healthier-eating stat that may not sound like one at first blush: Americans are eating more butter now than at any time over the last 40 years. As in, 5.6 pounds a year per person, up from the low over that span...

Actually, Margarine May Be Worse Than Butter

New study re-analyzes decades-old research

(Newser) - Eating margarine in an effort to safeguard your heart? In what Forbes terms "an exceedingly strange turn of events," it turns out the fake stuff may be worse for your heart than the real stuff. Researchers were able to access previously unpublished mortality data from a nearly five-decades-old...

Low-Fat Salad Dressing Won't Protect You From Disease

Canola oil proves to be the healthy exception

(Newser) - That low-fat salad dressing? Might keep you slim, but it won't help you stave off serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease, reports the Daily Mail . Researchers from Iowa State University served up salads to participants with different dressings: corn oil (for polyunsaturated fat), canola oil (for monounsaturated fat)...

UK Youths Don't Know Where Bacon Comes From?

They're not so good with milk or butter, either, at least according to survey

(Newser) - Either young people in Britain are comically ignorant about where food comes from or young people in Britain like to goof on survey-takers. Or maybe something in between. Whichever, British papers are aghast at the results. Some highlights of the poll of 2,000 youths, ages 16 to 23, from...

Paula Deen: Don't Associate Me With Butter

Chef would rather be tied to tastiest ingredient of all: 'hope'

(Newser) - Paula Deen is apparently very optimistic, because despite the fact that she's best known for creating recipes like fried butter balls , she said last night on Celebrities at Home that's not what she wants to be associated with. "When you hear the name Paula Deen, I don'...

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