Chef Erika Grimm
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Welcome! As an aspiring restaurateur, it is important to keep with the latest news and trends in the hospitality industry. Here on the home page, I strive to provide some of the most influential and relevant news articles impacting our economy, culture and tastes. 

  

News & Notes

Hot Topics

Sea stars dying off at record pace along Pacific coast

USDA will enforce “Gluten Free” labeling 

Food Packaging Forum lists 175 dangerous chems in packaged food

San Francisco moves ahead with soda tax

Should the recent chicken meat exposure in China worry you? 

FDA warns on OTC acne medications

CDC reassigns to scientists after anthrax scare

Additive Act will work to ban BPA in product

Honey Bee population continues to decline as EPA does nothing

California to raise min. wage by $1

GMO labeling in MASS gaining steam

Water supplies in major western cities nearing alarming levels 

Whole Foods must pay for overcharging on salad bar

Chobani in trouble again? Sugar probs? Greek? 

The Quinoa Quandary 


Health & Wellness News

Green tea compound can alter pancreatic cancer cell metabolism

Fisetin compound found in fruits can help with progressive memory loss. 

Blood sugar regulating foods

Vitamin D deficient people more prone to schizophrenia 

Is cholesterol really the number 1 factor in heart disease?

5 Global ingredients to consider

Probiotic rich foods help lower blood pressure

Tumeric + Big Pharma meds may be the answer to many cancers

Hidden GMO ingredients in your corn

Even low levels of arsenic in tap water dangerous for children

Butter’s benefits

Don’t get hangry! Steer clear of these foods 

Fighting metabolic syndrome

Synthetic vitamins & minerals may cause harm

Most dangerous toxins for the brain

Nutrient density of vegetables

Pumpkin seeds may deter balding

3 Foods that combat cholesterol better than statins

How gluten attacks our bodies

Many foods with HFCS testing high for mercury

Chlorella & Cilantro powerful detoxifiers

Destructive PEDv a result of rampant antibiotic use in agriculture

Organic vs. Conventional Milk

Non GMO foods being sought out more than ever

Enzyme deficiencies explained

Why boosting Vitamin D can reduce mortality rate

Wheat woes

The worst trans-fats

Dental work and your health

Mercury’s lethal effects on the body

5 Belly fat fighting foods

Capsaicin helps control blood sugars

7 foods that will fight diabetes

Citric Acid: Why are you everywhere? 

Odd link between J&J Baby Powder and ovarian cancer

Noni Juice benefits

Niacin deficiency

Omega 3s may help with sleep problems

Cilantro: The super bio-absorbent 

Triglycerides have same effects on brain as street drugs

Dark chocolate and gut bacteria

Why junk food may be decreasing your testosterone 

Iodine deficiency symptoms

English study show 7 servings of produce daily decrease mortality 

Wales set to ban E-Cigarettes: Will the U.S. follow suit?

Foods to boost metabolism

A closer look at corn

Why low fat products often have more sugars

New stroke guidelines for women

Three superfoods that help support brain function

Shiitake mushrooms and cervical cancer

New study shows vegetarianism not as healthy as you may think

Spirulina protects fetus from heavy metals

High protein diets can have catastrophic effects on body

Zinc deficiency signs

Grapefruit Seed Extract

The protein punch of chia seeds

The 7 worst ingredients 

Newer birth control pills up the risk for blood clots

An apple a day keeps the caesium-137 away

Chocolate acts as an anti inflammatory in the gut

Algintate in Kale

Phytoestrogens in flaxseed may hold key to fighting cancer

Glyphosate in GMOs can lead to chronic illness

Spirulina effective at removing lead from waste water

Are Heinz’s products really “all natural” as claimed

How to cope with Daylight Saving Time

6 Headache triggers

Vitamin D lacking in most cancer patients/Link still unclear

Resveratrol and metabolic disorders

Oregano oil’s antimicrobial properties may help ease noro virus symptoms

Beta glucans can boost immunity

Smart Balance to remove GMOs from products

Frankincense may be key to ovarian cancer treatment

Well done meats increase risk of developing diabetes and dementia

Half of nation’s tapwater contains Legionnaire’s causing bacteria

Acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to behavior disorders

A closer look at Xanthan Gum

Fermented foods’ effect on gut flora

The dangers of high protein diets

Naringin in grapefruit may reduce breast tumor risk

Farm raised fish facts

Omega 3s cut the risk of Alzheimer’s 

Probiotics may help ease autisms effects

Consumer Reports finds almost all of chicken is tainted with harmful bacteria

Carcinogen: Consumer Reports investigating caramel color in soft drinks

Even low doses BPA increases prostate cancer risk

The GMA wants GMOs to be labeled “natural”

Radioactive fish caught near Fukishima

GMOs on the Today Show

Ractopamine: Banned in 160 countries-Guess which big one it’s not!

Conjugate linoleic acids (CLAs)  and their effect on cancer cells

Protein overload

The benefits of probiotics

Some heartburn meds may lead to B12 deficiency


Tips for Healthy Living 

Improving lung function

6 herbs that can help with weight loss

5 Foods that help reduce cancer risk

6 ways to improve bone strength 

5 Habits to boost metabolism and weight loss

Improving digestion

7 Foods with potent antibacterial compounds

4 Herbs for liver health

Boosting your iron levels

6 herbs that can help with weight loss

5 Foods that help reduce cancer risk

6 Ways to improve bone strength 

5 Heavy metals to avoid in processed foods

Anti microbial herbs for your gut 

4 Foods to lower cholesterol

7 foods with potent antibacterial compounds

4 Herbs for liver health

Boosting your iron levels

3 Blue foods to eat this summer

10 great foods for diabetics

4 Weight loss mantras

Avoiding mosquitoes

Improving your lymph system

Which protein powder is best?

10 wild plants packed with powerful nutrients

11 tips for lowering colon cancer risk

The benefits of whole food based diets

Improving thyroid function

Why testing tap water is important 

Understanding the dangers of energy drinks

Minimizing your risk for foodborne illness 

Dietary tips for cancer prevention

Complete vegan proteins

2 Ways to combat belly fat

Handwriting helps improve brain function

Healthy teas 

Summer safety

Fabulous flax

Improving circulation

4 Great foods for eye health

Adding cinnamon to your diet

Maintaining B-12 Levels

Reducing carcinogenic intake when grilling

7 Ways to build super immunity

6 Factors supporting your immunity

Where to find the best fiber

Foods that can improve sleeping patterns

4 Foods that help the skin

4 Foods that lower blood pressure 

4 Reasons to dig coconut oil

Benefits of drinking lemon water

12 Things that may be lurking in your supplement

9 Ways to get your Chia on

10 Tips to ensure good sleep

Petroleum: The toxic skin care ingredient

Ways to reduce cell phone radiation

5 Bean Benefits

Nail fungus tips

The dangers of fluoridated water

Healthy bathroom habits

Benefits of aloe vera

Decaffeinated coffee warning

The dangers of common personal care products

Naps may be more beneficial than you think!

The benefits of consuming more alkaline based foods

Alkaline foods 

5 warning signs for thyroid disorder

4 reasons for reading

The best and worst fish to eat

Ways to improve your breath

5 other benefits to taking a bath

Hand washing statistics

Sleeping well

5 Reasons to go organic 

5 foods you can eat anytime

Sleeping well

Potentially lethal and toxic chemicals in cosmetics

Do you feel chronically ill? 4 Reasons you may not think of

Chocolate cravings?

5 hormone disruptors

The benefits of alpha lipoic acid

Great food for the kidneys

Healthy gut bacteria benefits

4 ways to rid your kitchen of toxins

Is your morning routine slowly killing you?

Healthy habits for the New Year

14 Alkaline foods

The benefits of warm weather

The 10 worst GMOs on your grocery list

9 plants to detoxify your home

What is lurking in your carpet?

The benefits of licorice root

How harmful is your bedroom?

Best herbs to fight belly fat

Growing your own broccoli sprouts

Add some cucumber to your smoothies

Keep your face healthy

Simple, affordable superfoods

Infrared saunas 101

Meditation for inflamation

Stay well and flu free with these tips 

Tumeric and bay leaf team up to fight atherosclerosis 

Ancient healing powers of frankincense & myrrh

Teas that will relieve stress

Why being hydrated is so important

4 great anti inflammatory foods

5 ways to keep healthy skin in the winter months

5 foods for healthy teeth and gums

5 toxic chemicals in your home to ditch

7 Root vegetables to boost health

7 Ways to boost your immune system 

Detoxing your body from the effects of GMOs

Keeping a healthy thyroid 

4 toxic foods & beverages for unborn babies

5 herbs for your liver




Hospitality News

Pizza Hut is feeling blue

Wendy’s profits soar

Fiesta Group sees rise in Pollo Tropical

Bloomin’ Brands sees decline in dinner traffic

2Q Net Income increase for Burger King

Children at restaurants-venues taking a stand

Panera & Chipotle chipping away at the fast food giants

Hershey’s announces an 8% increase in price on all products

Dominos profits rise 2Q significantly 

Update: Burger King & Starbucks now in the China meat mix

McDonald’s & YUM! forced to investigate meat supplier

June sales slow down

Olive Garden’s new design to roll out soon

Unlimited appetizers at TGI Fridays

World Cup helping to bolster food sales from pubs to pizza

Restaurant traffic in May highest since 2012

Village Inn to expand

Del Taco ramping up for 50th Anniversary

NPC International to purchase Wendy’s units

Subway to install Keurig brewing units in stores

McDonald’s still faltering domestically

Starbucks to open up all day café

Same store sales increased in May

Panera will remove all artificial ingredients by 2016


Food & Beverage News

Ground beef hits an all time high price

McCafe retail packages will be launched in 2015

Sports drinks vs. Soda: Is there much difference really?

Tim Horton’s debuting dark roast beginning Aug 15th

Burger King pulling plug on SatisFries 

Chicken Fries are back at Burger King

Wendy’s pretzel bacon burger here to stay

Chick Fil-A to offer specialty grade coffee

CA craft brewers fear draught will change business outlook

Hal’s New York Seltzer coming soon

The UK will be installing raw milk machines

How high pressure processing will change the juice industry 

Target Field installs beer vending machines 

Great Lakes Brewing up an astronaut themed ale 

Apple & Eve acquired by Lassonde

Anheuser-Busch & Miller Coors will post ingredients online for consumers

Stone Brewing mulling new brewery in 3 different states

Taco Bell: Burrito-Quesadilla hybrid coming

Burger King rolls out new burger

Wendy’s introducing Steakhouse Jr. cheese burger

America is the top consumer of wine

What canola oil really is for

Raw milk may be more widely available soon 

Coke & Pepsi removing BVO from products, but only to be replacing with yet another chemical

Honest Tea sales are climbing





                                                      

Tracking Outbreaks

Latest on Ebola-Aug. 12th

Puerto Rico sees explosion in Chikungunya cases! 

Chikungunya cases spiking in New York& Jersey 

Ebola infected passenger may have exposed thousands to deadly virus

American Ebola patient being flown to Atlanta for treatment

Top doctor in Sierra Leone contracts Ebola

Bubonic plague breakout in China

Chik-V jumps to US

Ebola outbreak largest on record

PEDv still ravaging piglet population

Could Ebola enter the U.S.?

Cruise ship passengers particularly vulnerable to Chik-V

Why Ebola is so lethal 

Increase in tick population in
New
England 

Chik-V still on the rise and spread to 15 states

Chikungunya pops up in FL. Man

Ebola update

Mers in the U.S.




What is lurking in my food? Living space? Environment? 

The top 5 lurking toxins

5 Reasons to avoid hand sanitizers

Ditch the chemical air fresheners 

Tamoxifen

Trisodium phosphate (Paint Thinner) in cereals

Methylisothiazolinone

Azodicarbonamide in more than you think!

 Drop me a line--- erikargrimm@gmail.com 
 
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