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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9/5

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2007 at 8:49 AM

I wake up every Wednesday knowing that there will be several good stories in the New York Times, which publishes its dining section today. But this morning there's a bonanza of good stuff from all over the place.

Those idiots at the Food Network have dumped Mario Batali. That's right: No more Mario on Iron Chef America, and -- this is the killer -- no more Molto Mario. (New York Post)

Is a love of microwave popcorn responsible for this man's illness? (New York Times)

A look at the widely varying amounts of caffeine in popular soda brands. This is why coffee is my poison of choice. (AP)

A new study finds that children see way too many ads for unhealthy foods. (AFP)

The long-term study showed that 97.8 percent of the food product ads seen by children aged between two and 11 were high in fat, sugar and sodium, or salt.

The older, 12-to-17-year-old age group fared only marginally better, with nearly 90 percent of ads targeting them for foods of poor nutritional quality, the study, which was published in the Pediatrics scientific journal on Tuesday, found.

Related to both the story above and yesterday's note about Jamie Oliver: A look at efforts by American schools to provide students with healthier food. (New York Times)

A tip of the cap to Bill Burge for this story: How one missing letter cost a man $500,000 on eBay -- with bonus details on a very old beer. (

-Ian Froeb

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