Saturday, October 10, 2015

Celery Psychopaths

A new study points to a link between a taste for bitter foods and "malevolent personality traits."

The study was conducted by researchers in Austria and showed a link between a preference for bitter-tasting foods and a leaning toward "everyday sadism and psychopathy."

You can read more about it at this site which summarizes the study and provides links.  Thanks, Eater, for bringing this important news to our attention.  It could save a life.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Celery High Risk for Transferring Listeria

Recently the Journal of Food Protection published a study that shows the risk of contamination of the Listeria bacteria and subsequent growth during storage.

"Mitigation strategies during dicing and proper refrigeration are essential to minimizing potential health risks associated with diced celery."

The disease Listeriosis (caused from the aforementioned bacterium) causes gastrointestinal illness. In some cases you can get a blood or brain infection. Infections in early pregnancy can cause miscarriage; in late pregnancy stillbirth or death of the newborn.  Listeria infection has different manifestations depending on the organ it infects.  In short, don't mess around with Listeria.

The takeaway here is, first of all, don't eat celery.  Second, if you feel compelled to dance with the devil, at least, for God's sake, dice your own.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Portlandia -- Celery Episode

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Boycott: Beyonce

Beyonce claims that she got back in shape with the help of celery seed after the birth of her baby.  We are pretty sure it was probably healthy diet and exercise and all that tushie-wagging she does.  But instead it looks like the celery industry has finally gotten to Beyonce and filled her full of their lies.

Dance it off, sister.  Don't let them take you down with them!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Boycott: Fenland Celery

We have spoken before of the detrimental agricultural downsides of celery production.

To exacerbate this, celery producers in England are making the matter worse by trying to romanticize and thereby revitalized the movement toward Fenland celery which takes even MORE square footage of land to produce than regular supermarket celery.

We vehemently protest the use of Earth's resources for this abomination and urge you to boycott Fendland celery.

Thank you.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wicked Plants

Amy Stewart is our latest hero here at the League for the Suppression of Celery.  She has written a book called Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother and other Botanical Atrocities and has included in it a section on the phototoxicity of celery which we brought to light several years ago.

We highly recommend you run right out and get this book and support Amy in her efforts to promote greater justice in the world of agriculture.

The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities. - See more at:
The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities. - See more at:
The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities. - See more at:

Boycott: Musician Kathleen Hanna

We were ready to fall in love with her, because we understand the sentiment about the sushi. Especially during those moments when we are at the safe house and have no access to it.

However, this?

What's your drink?
Dr. Brown's Cel-ray Soda.

The excerpt above is from New York Magazine's interview of musician Kathleen Hanna.  While we can appreciate her creativity and social sensitivities, the League for the Suppression of Celery does not condone her use or promotion of a product that glorifies the use of celery.

Call me a hysteric, but Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray Soda is a gateway drug for the use of real celery, people.  Don't let its cute label fool you.