It’s illegal in France for grocery stores to throw or destroy unsold food. Instead, supermarkets have to donate it to charities and food banks.
There is a dog eating festival in China where 10,000 – 15,000 dogs are eaten over a 10 day period.
Since 1960, the average turkey has gained 11 pounds. The average American has gained 28 pounds.
A type of food fraud where honey is cut with cheaper sugars and syrups and then sold as pure honey is called “Honey Laundering”.
Pozole, a traditional Mexican soup, was originally made with human flesh by the Aztecs. When cannibalism was banned pork was used as it “tasted very similar”.
The United States Department of Agriculture says a sandwich must contain at least 35 percent cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread.
A Swedish astronaut was not allowed to bring reindeer jerky with him on board a shuttle mission close to Christmas because the American astronauts thought it was weird. He had to go with moose jerky instead.
Take-out restaurants existed in ancient Rome, with service counters opening onto the street to pick up food. More than 200 existed in Pompeii, and most of its homes lacked dining or kitchen areas, suggesting that cooking at home was unusual.
Frozen pizza is so popular in Norway that when a popular brand released a new jingle, it reached #1 on the Norwegian charts.