Weekly Media Mix: Urban Gardens Tainted, World's Unhealthiest Dips, Frito-Lay Goes Natural

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Weekly Media Mix

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Weekly Media Mix

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The Daily Meal is dedicated to consuming and analyzing the latest food news and trends. Every Friday on The Daily Byte the Weekly Media Mix rounds up some of the week's biggest food news stories from across the country. This week's stories:

Events:
• 3,000 restaurants participated in UNICEF's Tap Project. [VOA]

Restaurants:
• Eataly's beer garden to open next month. [Eater]

Press:
• World's unhealthiest chips/dips ranked. Cheesecake Factory nachos with spicy chicken declared, er, winner. [Daily Beast]
• Slashfood is officially cut by AOL. [Forbes]

Health:
• Urban gardens tainted with lead and arsenic. [HuffPo]
• Fewer carcinogens in hot dogs than rotisserie chicken [MSNBC]

Industry:

• New York food truck owners are forming a trade group. [WSJ]
• FDA delays menu labeling guidelines. [NRN]

Entertainment:
• A culinary tribute to Elizabeth Taylor. [Chicago Tribune]

Products:
• Four Loko hits shelves sans caffeine. [Daily News]
• Frito-Lay chips are going natural. [WSJ]

Politics:
• Lawsuit filed against USDA over GMO alfalfa. [Slashfood]
• New countries ban import of Japanese food. [WSJ]

Video:
 • Waiter spills food on actor Joe Pantoliano. [YouTube]

The Daily Byte is a regular column dedicated to covering interesting food news and trends across the country. Click here for previous columns. 

 

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