EPA Actually Does Something: The EPA joined the FDA in investigating bisphenol A’s effects on the environment and human health. via CHOW.com
Adios, Shrimp: The U.S. State Department banned imports of Mexican wild-caught shrimp that’s fished in ways that threaten endangered sea turtles. via Scientific American
Raw Milk: Trendy or Deadly…or Both?: After 12 illnesses in the Midwest were linked to a raw milk dairy contaminated with a dangerous bacterium, campylobacter, the FDA went public last week with some get-tough language about the potential dangers of unpasteurized, a.k.a. raw, milk. Whole Foods got nervous and pulled raw milk from its shelves in four states. via Wall Street Journal
Hot Easter Peep Show: The Washington Post held its fourth annual Peeps art contest, featuring a Peeps tribute to Korean War vets and other absurd dioramas. via Washington Post
A Good Read: Adam Gopnik looks at Le Fooding, the French food movement that is challenging the traditional Michelinized ideas of what good French cuisine means in the New Yorker.
Thread of the Week: A cry for help on the “Professional Hot Dog Vendors Forum” on roadfood.com from a first-timer vending at a music festival reveals some inner workings of food cart economics and prompts an important question: which cheese is “faster,” slices or sauce form?
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