Weekly Media Mix: Bieber's Food Mag and Pot in the White House Garden

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Weekly Media Mix: Bieber's Food Mag and Pot in the White House Garden

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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:

Restaurants:
• Bastianich shocker: "My real name is O'Malley." [Perez]

Events:
Vegetarian Times teams with Monsanto for Earth Day fest. [GSNY]

Press:
• Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber latest celeb to launch food magazine. [NY Post]

Sports:
• In-N-Out "animal style" named official burger of the Yankees. [ESPN]

Health:
• Harvard study claims bacon, Camembert reduce "bad" cholesterol. [Boston Globe]

Industry:
• Baco Noir overtakes Merlot as most popular U.S. wine grape. [Wine Spectator]

Entertainment:
• Family Guy creators pitch musical based on New York Times' defunct "Cooking with Dexter" column. [Variety]
• Top Chef Blais to launch line of lard-based hair and skin care products. [TMZ]

Products:
• Coke announces negative-calorie Less Than Zero in invisible can. [Eater]

Politics:
• Marijuana found in White House vegetable garden. [WaPo]
• Bloomberg asks city council for ban on vadouvan, gastrique, and 'nduja. [NYT]
• PETA officials in beans-for-burgers scandal. [Veg Times]

Video:
 • Giant catfish eats David Chang. [YouTube]

 

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