After initially rejecting it, the U.S. House passes sweeping food-safety legislation. (Washington Post)Is the demand for meat behind the slaughter of horses in Florida? (AP)The ballyhooed 2005 vintage of Bordeaux is now a (relative) steal. (Wall Street Journal)
A new report finds the greatest drop in restaurant visits in nearly 30 years. (Reuters)Will mobile slaughterhouses be the next big thing in locally-sourced food? (AP)Starbucks is experimenting with coffeehouses (not called Starbucks) that also serve beer and wine. (USA Today)
foodincmovie.comThe line outside the Tivoli Theatre Wednesday night was nearly as long as the line for free burritos when the Delmar Loop Chipotle opened last year, except instead of hungry students, it was comprised (or, rather, also comprised) of earnest liberals, all clutching in their sweaty han ... More >>
The public fascination with what the Obamas are eating, including a certain St. Louis pizza joint. (AP)Russia expands its ban on pork imports from the U.S. (Washington Post)European winemakers stop a proposal to allow rosé wine to be made from blending red and white wines. (Guardian)
A new study suggests a link between childhood obesity and food allergies. (New York Times)The plant that shipped salmonella-tainted pistachios knew about the salmonella, the FDA reports. (AP)The growing number of small slaughterhouses where you can choose your meat before it's killed. It's not a loc ... More >>
Experts say you won't get the H1N1 virus from handling raw pork. (AP)Smithfield Foods is still running tests on the Mexican farm some claim played a role in the H1N1 outbreak. (AP)Look for Starbucks to start cutting some prices. (Wall Street Journal)
The U.S. pork industry really wishes we'd call it something other than swine flu. (New York Times)Canada readies a protest of the new country-of-origin labeling (or COOL) law. (AP)The big business of inventing "new" cuts of beef. (New York Times)
Pork producers want you to know that you can't catch swine flu by eating pig. (AP)Food firms are concentrating ad dollars on cheaper products. (AP)A restaurant tries to pass pork as veal and gets busted. (KVOA)
Kraft first detected the salmonella contamination now linked to pistachios six months ago. (AP)As meat prices rise, Great Britain sees a growing problem of cattle, sheep and hog rustling. (Guardian)A new study finds that baby broccoli might battle ulcers and stomach cancer. (BBC News)
Cattle feedlots are feeling the pinch as Americans choose cheaper burgers over steaks. (Reuters)Speaking of cattle: The beef industry continues to question the Obama administration's approach to country-of-origin labeling. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)Thanks to frequent commenter Dan D. for passing alo ... More >>
In today's news: More on Mexico and U.S. meat, prosecco and Burger King's meat cologne sells out.
In today's news: Mexico bans U.S. meat, Diet Coke Plus shouldn't be "Plus," and France isn't happy about its wine.
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