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January 19, 2005 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
The story of the pioneer behind the bouillon cube is too strange to be fake. In 1860s Uruguay and Argentina, cattle were often slaughtered just for their hides and tallow, and the meat was left to rot. Meanwhile, Europe was hungry. A European railway engineer working in South America contacted the presiding German chemist of the day to see if there wasn't some way to capture the essence of this meat and ship it back to the Old World.
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FOOD
January 19, 2005 | Emily Green, Times Staff Writer
The story of the pioneer behind the bouillon cube is too strange to be fake. In 1860s Uruguay and Argentina, cattle were often slaughtered just for their hides and tallow, and the meat was left to rot. Meanwhile, Europe was hungry. A European railway engineer working in South America contacted the presiding German chemist of the day to see if there wasn't some way to capture the essence of this meat and ship it back to the Old World.
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March 31, 2007 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
The bad news for animal lovers Friday was that an industrial chemical was found in recalled pet food, but the worst news was that authorities still didn't know why hundreds of dogs and cats in North America fell ill or died. The Food and Drug Administration said its tests of pet food made by Menu Foods Income Fund of Ontario, Canada, turned up melamine, a chemical used to make plastic, glue, fertilizer and paint.
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