Thought for food

mericano, but just one shot of 2,3-pentanedione: A new study published in a toxicology journal found that chemicals that can cause respiratory problems are released when coffee beans are roasted and ground, posting a potential threat to anyone spending long hours in roasting plants or even cafes.

There. That ought to clear out some of those laggards who hog the comfy chairs at Starbucks.

Channel-surfing the vast cultural wasteland: On “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” the survivalist and his guest tuck into some chuckwalla lizard in Utah at 8 tonight on NBC.

Oh, they’re not out in the desert; they’re checking out the new McLizard McNuggets on the value menu at the Provo McDonald’s.

Meat-eaters, here’s the news you were waiting for: Salad vegetables require a lot of land, water and energy to grow but, bite-for-bite, offer little nutritional value. A new nutrient quality index lists four common salad ingredients ­ — cucumbers, radishes, lettuce and celery — as being among the lowest in nutrition.

McLizard McNugget, anyone?

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