'Rachael Ray Show' Reportedly Sued and More News

In today's Media Mix, a new source of food, plus meat scandals in Europe

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

'Rachael Ray Show' Sued: An overweight teen is allegedly suing the show for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress after participating in a weight loss episode. She claims her training left her with leg injuries. [HuffPo]

New Food Source: Researchers have found a way to extract starch from plants not originally used as food sources, with large implications for diabetes, obesity, and food scarcity. [Food Navigator]

Europe's Meat Scare, Fraud: European Union-conducted studies found that France had the most beef products with horse DNA, while Britain had the most traces of the painkiller phenylbutazone, banned from human food products. Horse DNA popped up in about 5 percent of meat samples; bute was in 0.5 percent. [NY Times]


McDonald's Targeting Value Customers: Forget $6 burgers; the new market for Mickey D's is their $1 menu. [WSJ]