FDA Approves Genetically Modified Salmon

This marks the first time genetically modified salmon have been sold for consumption. AquaBounty, which produces a genetically modified variety of salmon called AquAdvantage, just announced its first-ever sale of its GMO fish, in Canada. FDA approval was issued in November 2015 following an extensive review. At the time — and since — the FDA found that the fish is safe for human consumption and as healthy as the meat you’d get from ordinary Atlantic salmon.  

After an exhaustive and rigorous scientific review, FDA has arrived at the decision that AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as any non-genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, and also as nutritious.

Extension Launches New Nutrition Website

AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System recently launched a new website in conjunction with its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) social media initiative, Live Well Alabama. The social media initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based nutrition and physical activity education. Live Well Alabama …
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BBQ Chicken Soup

Storm of Deliciousness BBQ Chicken Soup


Makes: 8 Servings

“I love BBQ sauce and I also love homemade soups, especially my grandma’s chicken noodle and vegetable,” says Griffin. “When I was thinking about my recipe I thought, why not make a BBQ vegetable soup? I love red and yellow peppers, so I knew I wanted to add them to the recipe. My mom loves slow cooker recipes for our busy family of six. My parents and I worked on the recipe together to come up with what I like to call a Storm of Deliciousness.” This recipe uses a slow cooker.

Chef Bryan M. Cates

Kitchen on George Hires Executive Chef Bryan Cates

MOBILE, Ala., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Kitchen on George is pleased to announce the recent hire of Executive Chef Bryan M. Cates. Most recently Cates served as executive chef at Bellini’s Ristorante and Bar in Birmingham, Ala. Prior to that, Cates was executive chef at Basico in Charleston, S.C. Additionally, Cates gleaned valuable experience at the nationally acclaimed Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham where he served as line cook under Executive Chef and founder Chris Hastings.

The Melting Pot Restaurant

The Melting Pot Announces Return to Mobile, Alabama

TAMPA, Fla., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Melting Pot(®) Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today the return of its Mobile, Alabama location at 840 Montlimar Drive. This new company-operated restaurant location will create 65 new jobs for the area. The restaurant opens its doors to the public on Monday, July 25 and will feature the new limited-time Fondue Across America menu for guests to enjoy through Labor Day.