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First there was pink slime. Now there's MEAT GLUE.
Meat Industry Fights Off Concerns About 'Meat Glue' -- KGO-TV in San Francisco recently featured the powdery substance with the tantalizing introduction: "If you were disturbed to hear about pink slime in your hamburger, then you'll want to know about this." The powder is transglutaminase, the TV station reported. "It binds bits and pieces of meat together into what looks like a prime cut." A clip shows how cheap scraps of beef were glued together with the powder to "fake a steak good enough to please a professional chef."

Hahahahaha. Stupid Ferrari.
Ferrari sorry for Nanjing city wall publicity stunt -- Italian sports car maker Ferrari has apologised after one of its cars drove on top of an ancient Chinese monument as a publicity stunt. Ferrari suggested the incident was the fault of a single reckless employee. The car was filmed wheel-spinning on top of a 600-year-old Ming-dynasty era wall in the city of Nanjing. Footage of the screeching vehicle has infuriated China's online community. It has hit a nerve in a society where such cars are a symbol of privilege.

Naners are getting expensive in India.
Banana prices go up as supply declines -- Banana supply at the local markets declined by 30 percent, resulting in price increase of 30 percent, making it hard for the consumers to buy the fruit, an official said on Monday. Haji Shah Jehan, president of the Welfare Association Wholesale Vegetable Market told The News that the supply has declined that increased the prices. At the wholesale market prices remain in between Rs20 to Rs60 per dozen, he said. A trader said that earlier banana was sold for Rs20 to Rs30 per dozen, but now it is being sold for Rs40 to Rs50 per dozen, while banana that was being sold for Rs50 to Rs60 is now being sold at Rs70 to Rs80 per dozen in the retail market.

Arctic patrol procurement drama in the great white north.
Procurement setback freezes armed Arctic patrol boats -- The Conservative government's list of troubled multibillion-dollar military procurement projects continues to grow as a plan to obtain a fleet of armed vessels to patrol Canada's Arctic waters has been hit with a three-year delay. The Defence Department had been expecting to take delivery of Canada's first of between six and eight Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships in 2015. However, documents tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday show the timeline has been pushed back to 2018. In addition, the $3.1-billion project is now expected to cost $40 million more than anticipated. The Defence Department did not respond to questions by late Tuesday afternoon.

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