Arsenic in Rice-Based Foods and More News

In today's Weekly Media Mix, how food can be like meth, plus Yum Brands focusing on hunger relief


The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Restaurants:
• Where is the priciest wine list in New York? Brooklyn Fare, with its pricey wine-by-the-glass menu. [Eater]

Industry:
• A Yum Brands campaign to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation raised some $4.25 million. [NY Times]

Climate Change:
• As the drought continues to affect crops, here's an analysis of what climate change will do to food production. Higher CO2 levels may mean better growing conditions for rice, soybeans, and wheat, but surprises may be in store. [Business Insider]

Health:
• As previous studies have shown, food may be addictive.The symptoms, some professionals say, are similar to drug and alcohol addiction, but are less discussed than other illnesses like anorexia. [One News]

Policy:
• While some organic brands are against genetically modified food labeling, Whole Foods has announced their support for the California initiative. [LA Times]

Health
• Oh goody. A new report says kids should only eat tuna once a month, as to limit their mercury intake. [CNN]

Market:
• Apparently, there's a shortage of cod in the North Atlantic, a sign that overfishing may be wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. [Telegraph]

Chefs:
• Todd English was hit with another lawsuit, this time about rent at his Boston restaurant Olives. [Boston.com]

Products:
• No more rice for us: Consumer Reports found that many rice products have "worrisome" levels of arsenic that we don't really want to put in our bodies. [ABC4]


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