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We’ve found the most annoying song ever, and it happens to be about fast-food Chinese food. Oh, and it’s also called, you guessed it, “Chinese Food.'” It’s understandable to want to sing about a food you love. Freshly shucked oysters with a squeeze of lemon are always song-worthy, but most of us know better than to break into song. Unless you’re 12-year-old Alison Gold. Also Is the Kookn’ Kap chef’s hat the next big thing in the kitchen? Gold teamed up with producer Patrice Wilson to create the song. And if Wilson’s name sounds familiar, you should remember him as the guy who produced Rebecca Black ‘s “Friday” ,that ear-piercing song that took the Internet by storm in 2011. In the “Chinese Food” video, Gold starts by singing about clubbing (at 12!), getting hungry and grumpy. She finds a Chinese restaurant called “Chinese Food” and runs inside, because after all, it’s her favorite. And the worst chorus in history begins: “I love Chinese food, you know that it’s true.” (Do I?) “I love fried rice, I love noodles, I love chow mein, chow me-me-me-me-mein.” (Someone should tell her that chow mein is noodles) Gold meets a man in a panda suit who becomes her new friend. Because everyone meets pandas while sitting in a fast-food Chinese restaurant. They sing and run through the park together. In one creepy scene, he tickles her. The panda man takes off his head to reveal it’s Wilson, who starts to rap in an accent we’re assuming he thinks is Chinese, about eating wonton soup and playing Monopoly with a bunch of pre-teens wearing pajamas in a bedroom. If this isn’t disturbing enough, in a later scene, the girls are dressed as Japanese geishas and they dance around in a kitchen, then a bedroom with the giant panda. And the entire thing ends with the words “fortune cookies are never wrong.” There are no words for how wrong this video is on so many levels. Do you think “Chinese Food” is just another fun music video or are the stereotypes too offensive to ignore? Let us know in the comments below. Want more quirky food news?
As a caring society we can do so much better.” Food banks were launched in the early 1980s as a temporary solution to hunger but were never meant as a permanent measure. “Hunger in Canada is now clearly more than a food issue: it’s about the general cost of living in light of insufficient incomes and social supports,” says Leilani Farha, Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty. “We’re never going to solve hunger and poverty in Canada through charitable acts like food donations – we need federal leadership and an action plan.” A national poverty action plan is the main recommendation in “Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013,” a report by Citizens for Public Justice. “The statistics show that when the federal government makes it a priority, poverty can be reduced,” says Executive Director Joe Gunn. “We need a comprehensive poverty plan. The House of Commons has called for one, the Senate has called for one, and the United Nations has called for one, but we haven’t seen any action.” Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada , headed by Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice, is a multi-year, non-partisan campaign supported by over 10,000 individuals and 600 local and national organizations calling for a comprehensive federal plan to eliminate poverty. Image with caption: “Food Bank Volunteers Fed Up with Government Inaction (CNW Group/NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC AND GENERAL EMPLOYEES)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131016_C4478_PHOTO_EN_32118.jpg @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Associated Press Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote for the bipartisan agreement worked Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page .
The Trussell Trust , which supports food banks that provide three days emergency supplies to people in need, said today 355,985 people had been helped between May and September this year, compared with 113,570 in the same period last year. It wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron requesting an inquiry. The level of food poverty in the U.K. is not acceptable. Its scandalous and it is causing deep distress to thousands of people, Trussell Trust Executive Chairman Chris Mould said in an e-mailed statement. The time has come for an official and in-depth inquiry into the causes of food poverty and the consequent rise in the usage of food banks. Food prices have risen by 12.6 percent more than inflation over the past six years, outstripping wages, and higher energy prices are likely to see more people forced to choose between eating and heating this winter, the charity said. Food-bank clients are giving back food items that need cooking because they cant afford to turn on the electricity, the trust said. There are twice as many food banks as last year, accounting for some of the increase in demand, the trust said, though well-established food banks are also reporting that theyre helping more people. Welfare Overhaul An overhaul of the welfare system has led more people to seek help, the trust said, with 117,442 people referred to food banks by agencies including the health service, social workers and police because of delays in welfare payments compared with 35,597 last year. Camerons spokesman, Jean-Christophe Gray, said the increase had been driven by the government axing restrictions on officials referring people to food banks and reflected a British tradition of charitable help for the poor. Use of the facilities increased 10 times under the Labour government that left office in 2010, he added. Its this government that has lifted the block on job centers being able to point people in the direction of the type of additional assistance that food banks provide, Gray told reporters in London . The U.K.