WASHINGTON — Could you imagine eating a hamburger or a steak that has never grazed on the range? Believe it or not, meat can be grown in a dish in a lab. A Dutch researcher did this first in 2013, producing a burger from cow stem cells in a laboratory. That first lab-grown burger cost around $300,000 to produce, so you’re not likely to see one on store shelves anytime soon.
WASHINGTON — You’ve been hearing about preservatives in food for years. Artificial colors or flavors are often added, and foods that don’t have them tout that fact. But are they really needed in food? Lean Plate Club™ blogger Sally Squires said many of these additives do serve a useful purpose. Salt, for example, has been around for thousands of years, used to help keep food from spoiling.
WASHINGTON — Fasting is prevalent in many cultures and religions, and there could be many health benefits from it beyond the spiritual. Lean Plate Club™ Sally Squires says often there’s a religious hook. She points out that Christians, Hindus, Muslims and Jews all have some kind of fasting in their religions. “Some consider fasting a way to be in harmony with God or to atone for sins or transgressions — so it really fulfills a lot of purposes,” said Squires.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".