Weekly Media Mix: Sex for McNuggets; Gourmet Video Game Food; and Kraft Cuts Jobs

Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories


The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

Industry
• Kraft Foods, Inc. plans to cut 1,600 jobs in North America this year. [BusinessWeek]

• Beef prices are expected to go up 9 percent; chicken prices up 5 percent in the upcoming year.
 [Tampa Bay Times]

Restaurants
• Next teases its elBulli menu with a twit pic. [Twitter/dcberan]

Alcohol
• Yuengling is now the largest American brewer, passing The Boston Beer Company. [AdAge]

Shame of the Week
• A Los Angeles woman was arrested for reportedly offering sexual favors in exchange for chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's drive-thru. [Burbank Leader]

History
• Ancient corn remnants dating back to 6,700 years ago were found in Peru, along with indications that ancient inhabitants ate popcorn. [Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute]

Entertainment
• NPR chats with a 20-something blogger who recreates gamer food from Kingdom of Hearts and Super Mario Bros. [NPR]

Politics
• A Danish lobby group is suing the government over the recent "fat tax," claiming that the tax distorts competition. [Food Navigator]

 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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