Pine Mouth Confuses Scientists Too, and More News

In today's Media Mix, chicken ups its ick factor, plus Brits get miffed by names at Starbucks
Media Mix
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Media Mix

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

Bad News, Scientists Confused by Pine Mouth: Scientists have been trying to uncover the reason behind pine mouth, the occasional but annoying bitter aftertaste of pine nuts. Bad news: they haven't figured out the exact cause yet. The good news? We still have a reason to drink bitter beers. [NPR/The Salt]

Chicken May Cause Urinary Tract Infections: The CDC found that strains of UTI-causing E. coli may have come from contaminated chicken, and they're getting more resistant to antibiotics. Yeesh. [Atlantic]

North Korea May Not Get Food Aid: Last Friday, North Korea announced its plans to launch a satellite into space come April; the U.S. government is obviously unhappy and rumor is they may hold off on providing food aid. [Fox News]

U.K. Starbucks Starts Writing Names: Starbucks across the U.K. are now asking customers for their names, saying, "We've all become user names, reference numbers, and IP addresses." Some customers aren't too happy about it, and the baristas better be careful lest a Chick-fil-A-esque scandal pops up. [MSN]

Brooklyn Water Now on Sale: Brooklyn-branded water (or rather, just New York City tap water with a label), is going ahead with its sale despite the ongoing lawsuit. [Grub Street]