Thursday, September 16, 2010

IHOP Sues a Kansas City Church Over Same Acronym

Posted By on Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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IHOP sues IHOP. The Kansas City Star explains that the International House of Pancakes is suing Kansas City's International House of Prayer, a mission that uses the same acronym. Although the mission's been open for a decade, the pancake giant just filed the suit as the mission has grown to include food service.

Brace for the coffee berry borer beetle. The Atlantic reports that the warm-weather bug is infesting coffee plants worldwide because of a slight increase in temperature worldwide. It used to be found exclusively in Africa and devastates $500 million in crops annually.

A new USDA report shows that less than one-tenth of one percent of SNAP benefits are spent at farmers' markets. KEZI-TV in Oregon takes a brief look at why food stamps benefit tend to find their way to grocery stores.

France has a new kind of filling station. Dr. Vino features 500 and 1000-gallon wine tanks in French grocery stores where customers can refill their empty bottles. Prices are around $2/gallon. If regulations permit, similar tanks could arrive in U.S. grocery stores next year.

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