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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: February 23, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 2.23.16

Today’s first course? 

Study Finds Organic Meat and Milk Contain More Healthy Fatty Acids

Two new scientific papers published in The British Journal of Nutrition shed new light on differences between organic milk and meats and

their nonorganic counterparts. The papers drew conclusions based on meta-analyses of previous studies rather than from new experiments. Researchers found that levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial in lowering risk of heart disease, were 50 percent higher in the organic products. They also found that levels of omega-6s, another polyunsaturated fat, were slightly lower in organic meat and dairy. Regarding this disparity, Charles M. Benbrook, an organic industry consultant and study co-author, says it is the fact that animals are grazing on grass rather than grain and not the absence of antibiotics, hormones, or genetically modified feed that is attributed to the higher-levels of omega-3s. 

Popular Chicago Pizzeria Sued by Sony for Karaoke Covers of Willie Nelson, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria, the popular pizza shop in Chicago’s Wicker Park, has been sued for karaoke by Sony and BMI, which is the licensing organization that works on behalf of musicians and composers. Specifically, the music companies have taken issue with covers of three songs, all of which were performed on Sunday, August 23, 2015. They are: “Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer, “Crazy” by Willie Nelson, and “Give It Away” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Live karaoke takes place at Piece every Saturday night. BMI, which is one of three U.S. organizations to represent performers’ rights, especially with regard to licensing, alleges that it has contacted Piece and its owner, Bill Jacobs, at least 70 times since 2014 and sent several Cease and Desist letters. Sony and BMI are seeking statutory damages and for Piece to be barred from “infringing, in any manner, the copyrighted musical compositions licensed by BMI.”

Lesbian Couple Responds to Sexist Chef With Epic Note on Their Receipt

Two women were just trying to enjoy a romantic dinner at a restaurant in Indiana when their evening was interrupted by the restaurant’s chef who lamented their sexual orientation. Ellie Parker and her girlfriend Lucy were at the Asahi Japanese Steakhouse in Lafayette when the chef came out and greeted them. According to their Facebook post, complaining of the incident, Ellie says that the chef said, “Well it is legal, but it’s such a waste to not have a man.” He then allegedly suggested that he could “come home with them to heat things up.” The couple decided to get revenge on the restaurant’s alarmingly sexist and homophobic chef by writing on their receipt: “Don’t tell lesbians they need a man on Valentine’s Day,” in the spot reserved for a tip.

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