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New Food Podcast, Cornucopia-The Cult, Culture and Business of Food

New Food Podcast, Cornucopia-The Cult, Culture and Business of Food

Check out Cornucopia – The Cult, Culture and Business of Food, a new podcast with NBN’s Matt Levine and Jeremy Spiro-Winn. Food isn’t just fuel. It’s a part of culture. A ritual we share with others. A unifier. Cornucopia will explore these meanings and myths, the influencers and the influenced. Why people eat this and not […]

Seattle's Mayor and Whole Foods Debate Fair Wages and Benefits;  PCC Shines Bright in Debate

Seattle’s Mayor and Whole Foods Debate Fair Wages and Benefits; PCC Shines Bright in Debate

We’ve written about fair wages here often and NBN was glad to read about Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn’s battle with Whole Foods.  A controversy has emerged over the Mayor’s lack of support for efforts to open a new store in West Seattle because he believes that the non-union (our adjective, not his) retailer is likely to drive down […]

Michael Pollan and Two Other New York Times Stories You Need to Read

Michael Pollan and Two Other New York Times Stories You Need to Read

Three stories in the New York Times you shouldn’t miss. Sunday May 19 the newspaper’s environmental reporter Eileen Rosenthal looks at whether its time to ban plastic bags.  A great story that combines personal anecdotes everyone can relate to with details and terrific graphics about the huge and unfathomable mess bags are creating.  Of course […]

Flanhunt Hookup Site Connects the Horny and Hungry

SFW Flanhunt Offers GPS Based Hookup Site For Hungry and Frisky Guys

FLANHUNT is the first hookup site for men who like men who like to cook great food.   The developer of the application, who prefers to remain anonymous but will be tweeting under the alias Erica Von Marzipan, said through a spokesperson that “I’m happy to leave the self-celebratory proclamations to the loud-mouth Grindr guy. […]

Hollywood Squares Major Influencer, Says Pew Research Study, Last of the Boomers, What Went Wrong?

Hollywood Squares Major Influencer, Says Pew Research Study, Last of the Boomers, What Went Wrong?

The Pew Research Center recently announced the major conclusion’s from its just published cross-cultural, demographic hagio-analytic report: Last of the Boomers, What Went Wrong?  Among the studies most surprising findings is the conclusion that four leading macro-cultural events can be identified as primary factors in “creating the generation that has wrought economic and spiritual malaise like […]

Amazon Whole Foods. Tech is our pimp and even strung out vegan Daddy John Mackey needs a fix.

Amazon Whole Foods. Tech is our pimp and even strung out vegan Daddy John Mackey needs a fix.

“These people, they just want to sell Whole Foods Market and make hundreds of millions of dollars, and they have to know that I’m going to resist that,” Mackey said to me at one point. “That’s my baby. I’m going to protect my kid, and they’ve got to knock Daddy out if they want to […]

Rumors of Our Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. Cornucopia, Our New Podcast Launches March 10th

If this website was a bear we’ve been hibernating irregularly.  While NBN has been on top of trends our insights and commentary have been directed elsewhere, namely to clients and others that pay the old fashioned way, with checks rather than clicks.  Yet we’ve got some exciting news.  We’ll be launching a new podcast that […]