Fast-Food Ads Linked to Obesity and More News

In today's Media Mix, hundreds of children get food poisoning at a party, plus a food critic gets her own app
Fast-Food Ads Linked to Obesity and More News
Arthur Bovino

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

Childhood Obesity Linked to Fast-Food Ads: Those who recognized popular fast-food brands from ads were twice as likely to be obese, says new research. [Huffington Post]

P.F. Chang's Goes Private: The restaurant was sold to a private company, after reporting that its first quarter numbers fell 40 percent. [Wall Street Journal]

Hundreds Sickened at Children's Party: A Children's Day party in Mexico turned ill when 317 party-goers contracted food poisoning; nearly 50 people remain hospitalized. [Washington Post]

U.S. Farms Supply China's Food: To meet the overwhelming need for food in China, farms across rural America have begun supersized livestock exports. [Chicago Tribune]

Patricia Wells Makes Paris Food App: Written and tested by the famed food critic, "The Food Lover's Guide to Paris" is a preview of the book by the same name, due in 2014. [New York Times]