Is Our Pasta Supply in Danger and More News

In today's Media Mix, restaurant chains might be disappearing, plus the income problems in the fast-food industry
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

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

Pasta, Bread in Danger: According to this lengthy article, our wheat sources may be in danger, meaning pasta and bread might drop as a staple. [The Daily Beast]

Pay Gap in Fast Food: While CEOs and higher-ups might be getting bonuses and pay raises, Bloomberg reports that corporations are still fighting to keep minimum wage low. [Bloomberg]

What's Happening to Chains? Then again, some of America's biggest chains like Big Boy and Bennigan's have been losing more than 50 percent of their sales in the last 10 years. [USA Today]


John Mariani Takes on Bastianich, René Redzepi, Bourdain: In his "Worst food Moments of 2012," Mariani rags on Redzepi for his ant dish, and Big Gay Ice Cream for their "wretched excess, ice cream edition." [Eater]