The Daily Dish: November 16, 2015

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The Daily Dish 11.16.15

Monsanto under fire, a North Carolina high school is in the holiday spirit, and a Thanksgiving pop-up menu.

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Ravi Bangaroo

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European Food Safety Authority Says Glyphosate Herbicide Is Not Carcinogenic, Challenging World Health Organization

According to a new statement from the European Food Safety Authority, Glyphosate — the widely used herbicide most recognized as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup product line — is “unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans” and the level of consumption considered safe for humans could actually be raised, from .3 milligrams per kilogram of body weight to .5 grams.

This decision challenges the classification of glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was welcomed by the Glyphosate Task Force, which includes members of Monsanto’s European arm.

These High School Students Started a Food Pantry for Their Fellow Classmates in Need

Now to a story to warm your hearts as we begin the holiday season. Students at a high school in North Carolina have started their own food pantry to make sure their fellow classmates don’t have to worry about going hungry. The pantry began as a project for the student government at Washington High School in Beaufort County, however it’s quickly become a fully operational resource. It offers students a variety of non-perishable food items, as often as necessary, no questions asked. Leaders with the school hope to add perishable items soon.

National Geographic Is Hosting a Pilgrim-Inspired Pop-Up Next Week with a Menu by April Bloomfield

Speaking of the holidays, English-born, New York City-based chef April Bloomfield plans to create a pop-up menu based on the Pilgrims’ own Thanksgiving. Before the debut of Saints and Strangers, which is a two part series about the Pilgrims voyage to America, the National Geographic Channel plans to host the pop-up, called the Saints and Strangers Pub 1620 at Flatiron Hall in New York City, with Bloomfield headlining the menu. Sample dishes include salt beef sandwiches with mustard; pork pie, ducks with vinegar and cranberries and pumpkin bread pudding just to name a few. In the spirit of the holiday, everything will be free!

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