Chicken was considered a luxury food in the United States until the discovery of vitamin D in 1922, allowing chickens to thrive indoors and during the winter season.
A guy made a chicken sandwich literally from scratch — he grew a garden, harvested wheat, slaughtered a chicken, traveled to boil ocean water for salt, etc — it took him 6 months and cost him $1,500. He didn’t think it tasted very good.
In 2014 Hot Pockets issued a major recall after the meat in their product was found to have been processed using diseased or unfit animals. The USDA wrote the products were “unfit for human food”.
In 1950, scientists at UCLA bred three-winged chickens.
French preschools serve four-course lunches (including a cheese course) to educate them in taste and stimulate their senses.
In the early 1900s, a group of U.S. government scientists started a private dinner club, in which they only ate poisonous food. They documented their illnesses in order to convince Congress to pass food safety laws. They were called “The Poison Squad.”
In 1910, Congress nearly passed “the American Hippo Bill”, which would have released hippos in Louisiana bayous in order to eat invasive plants while solving America’s meat shortage. Newspapers of the time praised hippo meat as “lake cow bacon”.
In 2008 a school Camden, NJ forced students to eat their lunch off the floor for 2 weeks after a child accidentally spilled water while refilling a water cooler. 7 students won a $500,000 legal settlement.
Researchers have patented a strain of seaweed that tastes like bacon when cooked and contains twice the nutritional value of kale.
Potatoes have almost all nutrients humans need to survive. To prove this, the Executive Director from the Washington State Potato Commission ate nothing but potatoes for 60 days.