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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Miyazaki Gyu

MIYAZAKI-GYU: TWO-TIME CHAMPION of JAPAN’S WAGYU OLYMPICS By: Naoto Yonezawa Wagyu and Kobe beef are popular items on restaurant menus these days but do consumers know where these beef actually come from? And what exactly is Wagyu? According to Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), specific stipulations must be met before beef can earn…
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Taste of Japan: Sake & Shochu

[caption id="attachment_5815" align="alignleft" width="691"] CIA Sommelier Summit: Wine sommeliers accelerate their understanding of other alcohol beverages, including Sake & Shochu[/caption] At a recent gathering of 150 sommeliers from around the world, Japanese Sake and Shochu were the focus at a 3-day Sommelier Summit sponsored by the world’s premier culinary college, The Culinary Institute of America…
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Proposition 65

By: Alissa Umemoto Proposition 65 (formally titled "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986") is a California law passed by voters in 1986. Its goals are 1) to protect drinking water sources from toxic substances that may cause cancer and birth defects and 2) to reduce or eliminate exposures to harmful chemicals.…
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