Senator Cynthia Villar is correct: Eating too much rice is bad for the health

Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar drew some flak for suggesting that Filipinos limit their rice consumption. She thinks banning “unlimited rice” (or “unli-rice”) offerings in restaurants would be a good start. It was a preposterous idea, some say. “Who is she to tell us how much rice we eat?”, others asked in disgust. Then there were […]

The Filipino’s Self-destructive Appetite for Junk

The age-old adage “garbage in, garbage out” rings out in every Introductory Computer Programming class across the nation. Yet the Filipino, narrow-minded as he is, is unable to apply the same logic to his very own everyday life. There is a covert conspiracy with the major players of the economy in cahoots to siphon from the common […]

Wendy’s Salad Bar is back, Pinoy lamon mentality along with it!

I know I’m a bit slow to the news but I heard that Wendy’s infamous salad bar has returned. Yeah that was a relic of the 1990s reincarnated! I remember as high school kids pigging on that and the occasional all-you-can-eat offering Pizza Hut would come out with every now and then. Unfortunately I wasn’t […]

Does the ‘best before’ date in food cause unnecessary waste?

According to a Reuters report it just may; so much so that the European Union may be mulling scrapping the warning altogether. A use by date is applied if there is a health risk in eating food after that date, whereas a best before date is more about quality – when it expires it does […]