Somehow, upscale restaurateurs believe that diners will soon willingly pay more for a beef dish if it comes with disclosure of the DNA of the actual cow being eaten, according to an Associated Press report.
“People want to know where their food is coming from,” said one excited chef, lauding the knowledge to be gleaned from a calf’s upbringing.
A more practical beef-supply executive added that DNA can help identify the “multiple animals” whose parts were used in hunks of ground beef — a 10-pound package of which may include contributions from “hundreds” of different cows.
did, or didn’t
get what was
coming to him — or not
In September, 2006, according to sheriff’s officials in Buffalo, N.Y., Thomas Montgomery, 47, murdered a 22-year-old colleague in an online love triangle involving a West Virginia woman, except that two of the three people involved did not exist. \
Ostensibly, a young Marine flirted with an 18-year-old woman, but unknown to each other, the “Marine” was actually Montgomery, and the woman was actually her mother, 45, pretending to be her daughter.
The workplace colleague (not pretending to be anyone else) had struck up an online conversation with the “daughter,” also, making Montgomery jealous enough to kill him.
Thus, in the make-believe “triangle,” the only real person is now dead.
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