Friday Buffet

Food journalist extraordinaire Samuel Fromartz tells us that Las Vegas consumes more shrimp than the rest ofphoto by zesmerelda (via Flickr) the U.S. combined! That must be a sizable number, given Red Lobster’s inclinations.

The Vegas tally: a not-so-shrimpy 60,000 pounds per day, or the weight of about three male Asian elephants. I wonder what percent of the shrimp is actually eaten?

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Here’s a public radio piece describing what the food crisis looks like in Minnesota and South Africa. It’s part of the show’s ongoing series on the worldwide shortages, Food Fight.

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Perfect! Now there’s a double-lidded jar to get at those last few drops. In addition to being convenient, this innovation will…wait for it…avoid food waste.

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