Ben & Jerry's New Gay Marriage Ice Cream and More News

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In today's Weekly Media Mix, a stolen pizza costume, plus the new wave of 'girly' drinks
Media Mix
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Media Mix

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

Politics
Ice cream-makers Ben & Jerry's once again show their stance on gay marriage by renaming an ice cream flavor to support gay marriage in the U.K. Chubby Hubby, meet "Apple-y Ever After." [LA Times]

Schools can now choose whether or not they want "pink slime" in their lunch meat. [The Daily Meal]

Gender Stuff
 Is there a difference between female-made cocktails and those made by male bartenders? Maybe not, but one reporter sees more women drinking rye whiskey, aromatic bitters, maraschino liqueur, and Fernet Branca. [Washington Post]

Shame of the Week
A man walked into a Florida pizzeria, put on a promotional pizza costume, and walked out. The stolen pizza costume is apparently 6-feet-tall, with "pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, and black olives." [HuffPo]

A man tried to sell an 16-year-old girl into a sex trafficking ring at a Cleveland Starbucks. [Fox 8]

World News
Experts estimate that some 33 pounds ($40 worth) of food is thrown away every month. That's 30 to 50 percent of the world's food. [MSNBC]

Industry
McDonald's has named Smithfield Foods as one of its 2012 Global Best of Sustainable Supply Chain winners. [MarketWatch]

Gossip
Adam Dell has won a legal battle with Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi over their daughter Krishna.
He won extra custody and visitation rights, and their daughter will now carry his last name. [NYPost]

Olive Garden critic Marilyn Hagerty has finally made it to New York, where she ate Shake Shack and a dirty water hot dog. [The Daily Meal]

 

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