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In today's Media Mix, chefs with dead fish on trend, plus New York City lowers health department fines
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Could food packaging be contributing to the obesity epidemic?

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Fish vs. Pigs: Remember back when every chef was taking a photograph with a ginormous dead pig? Well, it looks like dead fish are the next hot accessory. [Eater]

NYC Health Fines Go Down: New York City restaurants must be celebrating; the Health Department has announced that inspection fines will decrease anywhere from 15 to 50 percent. Minimum fines will fall to $200 for 60 percent of the violations. [NYDN]

Food Packaging Causing Obesity? A new study found that phthalate and BPA in packaging has been linked to diabetes and obesity in youth, so it's not just the food that's causing a weight gain. [Reuters]

Vanity Fair Takes on Heirloom Tomatoes: We don't need anyone to convince us that heirloom tomatoes are the best things about summer, but Vanity Fair's The Food Snob breaks it down anyway. [YouTube/Vanity Fair]

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