Want Some Fish Bladder With That Wine?


Have your wine without the fish bladders! Utne Reader touts EthicalConsumer.com, a subscription website that looks at what horrible atrocities are being committed to make booze in its December issue. Not surprisingly, the bigger the producer, the more likely they are to use stuff like isinglass, a component of fish' swim bladders that pulls impurities out of wine. Walmart's house wine does not get a good score.

Fish bladders or not, who's not familiar with the potentially vile effects of alcohol? Lifehacker.com breaks down how alcohol gets broken down in the body, debunks all the myths, advises on how to avoid its pitfalls, and pontificates on why it's so gosh darn good.

It doesn't take a study to show that college boys drink a bit. But it does take a study to show that they're often getting their nutrition from supplements instead of food. The Guardian reports on a study in the U.K. that indicates far too many guys are subsisting on supplements like protein powders, amino acids and creatine, along with cheap turkey breast and egg whites. Fruits and vegetables aren't on the menu.

Sara Lee bread probably isn't on the menu, either. Which is just as well. Advertising Age reports that the struggling bread sector of the food giant has been sold to Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, who also own the distribution rights of famous American food names like Entemann's and Thomas' English Muffins.


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