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Ben & Jerry’s Backs Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Another reason to go out and buy some ice cream!

From HuffingtonPost.com:

The Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Board of Directors has announced their support for the Occupy Wall Street protests writing in a press release:

We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity. The issues raised are of fundamental importance to all of us.

Founded in 1977 by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s is known for taking social stands.

In the company’s press release, the Ben & Jerry’s team outlined past positions it has taken as a company such as “support for a Constitutional amendment that would limit corporate spending in elections” and “opposition to FDA approval of foods from cloned animals.”

The company is also known for its quirky ice cream flavors like Cake Batter and Phish Food ice cream. The newest addition, Schweddy Balls, was recently reviewed by The Huffington Post.

In 2000, Ben and Jerry’s was acquired by the consumer goods conglomerate Unilever. It is now a subsidiary of Unilever, which trades on the NYSE under the ticker symbol UN.

In November 2010, the New York Times quoted the original founders who were no longer in charge and disheartened by the corporate takeover. Founder Ben Cohen was quoted as saying in a BBC 4 radio interview, “What we are learning is, if you are owned by a corporate that, despite whatever words they might say, does not share those values, it’s incredibly difficult to maintain those values.”

Nevertheless, the company has continued to carry take social stands such as this one in support of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

via Ben & Jerry’s Backs Occupy Wall Street Protesters.

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Baby Gaga: Breast Milk Ice Cream Sold by London Restaurant Icecreamists

I’m sorry, but this thoroughly grosses me out….

But I had to share it as it’s all over the web….

Hat tip to Americablog.com where I first saw it…

When a well-stocked ice cream parlour says they sell every flavour, there are usually limits.

But one restaurant in London is selling breast milk ice cream which is being served to customers in a cocktail glass.

Icecreamists, based in Covent Garden, have named the £14 dish Baby Gaga.

Victoria Hiley, 35, from Leeds provided the first 30 fluid ounces of milk which was enough to make the first 50 servings.

But the company are looking for more women to provide breast milk – and are providing £15 for every ten ounces extracted using breast pumps.

The recipe blends breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, which is then freshly churned into ice cream.

A costumed Baby Gaga waitress serves the ice cream in a martini glass filled with the breast milk ice cream mix. Liquid nitrogen is then poured into the glass through a syringe and it is served with a rusk.

It can be served with whisky or another cocktail on request.

Mother-of-one Victoria said: ‘I saw the advert offering to pay women to donate breast milk on a forum and it made me laugh.

‘There were so many comments and people were having a debate on whether it could be genuine. So I thought I’d find out.’

Another 13 women have volunteered to donate their breast milk.

via Baby Gaga: Breast milk ice cream sold by London restaurant Icecreamists | Mail Online.

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