But the adventurous traveler, those with incurable desires to go off the beaten path, who brave danger to seek truths, fight for justice, or just thrill-seek will usually be the first to tell you that their culinary discoveries, be they roadside stands or meals shared by those less fortunate, are often better, or at least more memorable than any five-star experience you could pay for at home. Clearly, the right use of caution is essential, and nobody is suggesting you risk personal safety for food, or take lightly the political, social, military, and economic issues and natural disasters being faced in “danger zones.” But should you be curious, or find yourself in one of these places, consider that you just may find yourself stumbling across if not the best, perhaps some of the most underrated great food in the world. The numerous delicacies that await the daring traveler include anything from dinner at a restaurant recently voted as the sixth-best in the world to a local sandwich specialty stuffed with french fries, and exceptional mezze. You might also find yourself tasting locally produced wine in the most unexpected of places, or hot chocolate with melted cheese (yes, really). READ MORE: 150 foods worth traveling for In order to find a solution to the dilemma of “to go or not to go,” we at The Daily Meal decided to dig deeper into the facts and figures on the safety of some of the world’s most dangerous but gastronomically alluring places. To compile our list of the 15 Most Dangerous Food Destinations, we used reports from the U.S. State Department as our main source, and advise anybody planning to visit a destination in these “culinary danger zones” to always look out for the most recent warnings and advisories before your trip. However, if high crime, risk of terror attacks, and political riots are not stopping you from craving new, thrilling, food adventures, here’s what you’ll find. 1. Syria With an ongoing civil war, violence, and threat of terror attacks and bombings, visiting Syria is highly dangerous, and should be avoided. But despite the current unrest, Syria is still famed for its culture and cuisine, and in 2007 the capital Aleppo was awarded with a cultural gastronomy prize by the International Academy of Gastronomy in Paris. The regional cuisine blends Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors, and includes many varieties of kebab Halabi, or spiced kebab, traditional mezze dishes such as hummus and baba ghanoush, and za’atar, a dried herb and spice mixture, often eaten by dipping it with bread in olive oil.
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Rarely, however, do we think of the food we eat. But according to two different sources, if we really want to get serious about climate change, food is exactly where we should start. Differing estimates, same conclusion In 2012, the CGIARResearch Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security released a report stating greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the global food system accounted for about 28% of all GHG emissions. Of that chunk, deforestation and direct emissions from farms made up the largest percentage. Breakdown of agricultural emissions Source: Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security More recently, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development came out with its own estimates, which showed an even greater effect from food, accounting for roughly half of all global GHG emissions — with deforestation and transportation creating the most pollution. Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Instead of focusing on the rather large differences between these two estimates, I think it’s far more productive to simply acknowledge that the global-food-production system plays an enormous role in climate change — and that it’s also an important player in reversing the negative effects of climate change. Emissions directly from farms If we do the math, both studies estimate that pollution coming directly from agricultural production accounts for about 13% of all GHGs. The two biggest contributors to this subgroup are: Nitrous oxide emanating from the soil as a result of increased usage of fertilizers. Enteric fermentation resulting when livestock consume food and excrete methane gas. Commonly, nitrous oxide seeps into the atmosphere because of the heavy usage of ammonia in fertilizers. The top three ammonia producers worldwide account for roughly one-fifth of the global market. They are, in order of total capacity,Yara (NASDAQOTH: YARIY ) , CF Industries (NYSE: CF ) , and PotashCorp (NYSE: POT ) . As far as meat is concerned, the Big Four American producers are, in order of market share,Tyson (NYSE: TSN ) , Cargill, JBS USA, and National Beef Packing. What it means for your investments For right now, the short answer is that this means absolutely nothing for your investments.
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Louis vs. Hawaii,” Florence said. “This is going to be great.” He then sent the final two to back west to Arlington, Va. “Aloha Plate can roll up anywhere and attract a following,” Mike said. “We don’t have that luxury.” True: Aloha Plate served Spam sandwiches while a Hawaiian crowd listened to someone strum a ukulele and watched luau dancers. (“Wherever we go, the aloha spirit seems to find us,” the team said, adding, “We’ve never had a better day.”) T3 couldn’t find customers and headed nearby, hoping to draw a crowd away. “Today sucked,” Mike said. Would the race ever end? “It’s going to end when we get the keys to the truck, right?” Shaun said. On Day 2 of the finale, Florence sent the teams to Washington, D.C., where T3 was told to sell a teriyaki burger “in honor of your competition,” while a baffled Aloha had to sell a chicken tikka taco. Sell 50 specials and win a $1,000 bonus, they were told.
Hiawassee Road, Orlando; foodtruckbreakout.com West Oaks Mall Food Truck Crazy: 4-8 p.m. second Friday of each month; 9401 W. Colonial Drive; foodtruckcrazy.com St. Cloud Hipstoric Night: 5-9 p.m. third Friday of each month; corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street, St. Cloud; foodtruckbreakout.com Ocoee Food Truck Friday & Movie in the Park: 6-9 p.m. third Friday of each month; Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee; 407-905-3180 or ocoee.org Windermere Family Food Truck Night: 5-9:30 p.m. fourth Friday of each month; Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere; town.windermere.fl.us Wall Street Block Party: 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; Wall Street Plaza (between Orange and Court avenues), Orlando; foodtruckbreakout.com Space Coast Harley Davidson Food Truck Crazy: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. first Saturday of each month; 1440 Sportsman Lane N.E., Palm Bay; foodtruckcrazy.com Food on Wheels: 5-10 p.m.