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Masters of Beef, Yogurt Villain, Criminalizing Sale of Junk to Minors

Massaging the Numbers: The CDC announced that 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning a year, as opposed to prior estimates of 1 in 4.  It wasn’t because fewer people

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7-Eleven Goes Vegan; Alice Waters Recruits Jake Gyllenhaal

How to Really Diagnose Food Allergies: The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases released clinical guidelines for diagnosing food allergies that contend that skin or blood testing is not

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Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama Spat, Whole Foods Nutmeg Recalled

Kids Who Need to Eat Get a Break: Congress approved the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which, if signed by the president, will increase the amount of money schools

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Plagiarism Still Sucks, Taking Toys from Tots, Food Prices Going Up

Food Prices On the Way Up Again: The Wall Street Journal reports that restaurants and supermarkets in the U.S. are poised to start passing their rising ingredient costs onto consumers.

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Trick or Treater Stalking App; Potato Diet Leads to Pickle Craving

Will Bon App Become a Luxury Man-Mag?: Rumors are circulating that Adam Rapoport, the style editor of GQ, looks like the next editor in chief of Bon Appétit. via Grub

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Chicken Tartare Still Dubious, Death by Celery

Personal Responsibility: 0; Bad Decisions: 1: A man is suing Bumble Bee Foods, claiming he got mercury poison from their canned tuna. The dude ate ten cans a week. The

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Marco Pierre White Seduces Media, Batali on the Big Screen

James Beard Awards Step Into 2010: Eatocracy’s Kat Kinsman declares that she and the rest of the committee for the James Beard Journalism Awards have “gone and blown the whole

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TyFlo Gets the Fox, the Fabulous Life of Michael Pollan

NYC Wants to Be Your Mom (if You’re Poor): New York’s mayor and governor urged the USDA to stop letting people use food stamps to buy sugary sodas and sports

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Gay Cupcake Discrimination, Le Fooding Letdown, POM Won’t Help Your Penis

FTC Says POM’s Erectile Claims Are Limp: The FTC filed a complaint about POM Wonderful, alleging it was making “false and unsubstantiated” claims about its products’ health benefits, such as

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Pancakes Versus God, Boobs Sell Meat, Egg People “Apologize”

GQ Disses PDX Bar Scene: GQ released its list of the 25 best bars in the U.S., naming Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle number one. Meanwhile none of Portland’s excellent

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HFCS Tries to Rebrand, Fish Die, Chang Is Awkward

Crazy Dead Fish Photos: Hundreds of thousands of dead fish blanketed the bayou in southern Louisiana, prompting people to wonder if the oil spill was to blame. Investigations are under

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Lady Gaga’s Meat Bikini, Honey Smuggling Ring Stung

Just in Time for Halloween: Frankenfish: The FDA will decide if it will approve genetically altered salmon in a few weeks. The fish are said to grow twice as fast

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Bayless Bitchfest, Deep-Fried Beer Fling, Yelpers Still Good for Mocking

More Reason to Be Smug About Eating Organic: A study comparing fields of conventional and organic strawberries over two seasons found that organic berries had “about 10 percent more antioxidants,

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Food Blogger Flogged, Dr. Claw Boiled

Big Brother Doesn’t Want You to Be Fat: The FDA has proposed national guidelines (similar to those already in effect in New York City) that would require restaurant chains with

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David Chang’s “Bitchface,” Sodas in Drag, Egg Calamity

The Egg Industry Cracks: Wright County Egg based in Galt, Iowa, recalled 380 million eggs due to salmonella contamination, one of the biggest recalls in recent history. via Wall Street

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Flesh Eating for 3.4 Million Years, Signs of the Apocalypse, Hooters

Next Up, Apocalypse?: News surfaced in the UK that meat from the offspring of cloned cows ended up in the food supply last year. Food products from cloned animals are

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White Bread Is a Loser, Lay’s Localwashes, Bittman’s Plastic Shard Soup Conundrum

Our weekly recap of food news and events.

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Carnivore Job Discrimination, Nose-Candy Candies, Extremely Caloric Travesties

Our weekly recap of food news and events.

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Chef Fight Club, Despicable Infant Formula, Haute Bong Tokage

Our weekly recap of food news and events.

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Dudes Dissin’ Dude Food, Wolfgang Smurf, Badass Pastry Chef Advice

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Shrimp Po’ Boys in Peril, Revenge of the Barista, Dogfish Does Maple

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