LA's Street Vendors to Battle: The finalists were announced for Los Angeles's first Vendy Awards on May 15. The six contenders are: the India Jones Chow Truck, Grilled Cheese Truck, Hot Dog Kings, Tacos El Galuzo, Big Mista's BBQ, and Nina Garcia's huaraches/quesadillas. via Eater LA
Monsanto Case Goes to Supreme Court: Opening arguments of a case involving Monsanto-patented GMO alfalfa seeds were heard by the Supreme Court this week. The case, Monsanto vs Geertson, is about the failure of the federal government to do an environmental impact report before deregulating the distribution of the seed. via Daily Kos
Last Shrimp Po' Boy? As an oil spill moves towards Gulf Coast fisheries, the seafood industry is bracing itself for what will most certainly be a bad hit. via CNN
Thread of the Week: Over on the Consumerist, 147 people discuss what a barista at Starbucks might have meant by writing "Big Dick" on a customer's cup, which leads to references to David Bowie in Labyrinth and the question: "Shouldn't it have been Grande Dick or something?"
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