Man Robs Bank with Apple Pies, and More

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In this week's Media Mix, food prices will never go down, and Starbucks is going big in Asia
Media Mix
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Media Mix

The Daily Byte brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Man Robs Bank with Pies: Police say a man robbed a Sacramento bank Saturday, claiming to have a pair of bombs. They turned out to be apple pies from McDonald's. He has been arrested. [Fox Toledo]

Food Prices Expected to Go Up: The United Nations says that the world's population will increase by 2 billion people by 2050, meaning food output must rise 70 percent. Cargill, Inc. expects that the "era of falling food prices" is ending, since more people are eating meat and wheat prices have doubled since 2005. [Bloomberg]

Starbucks Asian Expansion Continues: The coffee giant has just started its launch in India, adding to 10 other Asia Pacific markets — Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. [Bloomberg]

Stateside, Christian Group Boycotts Starbucks: Given the corporation's recent support of a gay marriage bill in Washington state, USA Christian Ministries have publicly called for a boycott. [Patch]

Guy Fieri Teaches Cooking in Restrooms, Too: The celebrity chef is apparently so popular, he was reportedly overheard explaining a recipe to a guy next to him in a restroom. [NY Post]

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