Americans Need Internet More Than Coffee, and More News

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In today's Media Mix, the struggles of community gardens, plus never-used kitchen gadgets
Americans Need Internet More Than Coffee, and More News

The Daily Meal's Media Mix brings you the biggest news around the food world.

Pass on the Latte, Where's My Computer?: Research from a consulting group in Boston found that people would prefer to give up coffee for a year rather than the Internet. Nearly three-fourths of respondents said they would give up alcohol before the Internet, too. [Kansas City Business Journal]

Food Allergy Tests 'a Waste': A Toronto allergy specialist warns that commercial allergy tests are inefficient because they can't determine exactly what makes antibodies react in a way that causes food allergies. [The Globe and Mail]

New Name for International Line of Kraft Foods: The company announced the birth of its global snack line, named "Mondelez" to evoke a sense of "delicious" and "world." [Washington Post]

No Sense of Community at Community Gardens: It's a struggle between communal plots and individual plots in the nations' growing number of community gardens, forcing gardeners to find the line between communism and private property. [NPR/ The Salt]

The Forgotten Kitchen Utensils: The New York Times explores the overpriced, unncessary kitchen tools consumers are drawn to buy — and leave to sit in the back of the drawer. [NYT]