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Monday, May 12, 2008
Actual Headlines from Very Strange Food Magazines
One of the funniest features in the book "The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007" (edited by Dave Eggers) was a list of headlines from obscure trade magazines. Trade magazines are publications that cover different industries, hobbies, and markets – like technology or consumer goods. However, some of these niche magazines get a bit too involved in the industry and occasionally lose perspective. So in a blatant rip-off of David Eggers – DaRK PaRTY presents our own analysis of the bizarre world of trade magazines with a focus on the food and farming trade magazines.

From “Beef Magazine”

  • Is Your Dewormer WORKING?
  • The Sex Ratio Riddle
  • The Weaning Two-Step

From “Backyard Poultry”

  • Chicken Broth: A Way of Life
  • Unbelievable Egg Nest Material
  • A Poultry Love Story

From “Food Processing”

  • Your Sanitation Can Be Greener
  • What Color is Your Peanut Butter?
  • Just Say No To Clones

From “Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Retailer”

  • Can “Shelf Life” Be a “Shelf Lie?”
  • Too Many Organics!?!
  • My Yogurt Needs Help!

From “Beverage Industry”

  • Non-Carbs Shine While Sparkling Struggles
  • Combating Aggressive Drivers

From “Food Product Design”

  • Herbs and Spices: Hot and Healthy
  • Hooray for Hazelnuts
  • Fired Up About Chiles

From “Pig International”

  • Bitten Tails: This Breeder Sees An Electrical Connection
  • Q&A with Denmark’s Mr. Pig Production
  • Farm-grown Microbes Fight the Smell

From “SeaFood Business”

  • Pass the Selenium
  • Fried Food Freedom
  • Fish Farms Can’t Catch a Break

From “Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery”

  • Please Feed the Models
  • Health Q&A: Straight Talk on Saving Babies
  • No Pouch, No Tools, No Service

From “National Provisioner”

  • Kill Floor Improvements
  • Beyond Soap and Water
  • Spicing Up The Grind

Do you have any examples you'd like to share? Place a comment!

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