Restaurants Have 450,000 Summer Jobs and More News

In today’s Media Mix, the US wins gold in international cuisine competition and rooftop hydroponics for grocery store chains
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

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

• Randomly selected New Yorkers had the opportunity to wine and dine at a pop-up version of La Silhouette restaurant in a luxury apartment over looking Times Square. [New York Daily News]

• An estimated 450,000 jobs are expected to be added to restaurants this summer season, making it the highest summer number employment since 1993. [NRN]
• A former Beef Products Inc. employee plans to file a civil lawsuit in response to national outcry against "pink slime." [Food Safety News]

• The US wins gold and silver in The Beijing International Cuisine Competition, in the individual chef competition and team competition respectively. [The Sacramento Bee]

• More than one in seven Americans are signed up for Food Stamp benefits, and the federal government wants even more people on the program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has taken to the media to educate those on eligibility requirements to ensure that more people are taking advantage of the program. [CNN Money]
• Grocery stores could start growing their produce on their roof, as Paul Lightfoot and his company BrightFarms have signed deals to build and manage hydroponic greenhouses on store rooftops. [Fast Company]
• Dole recalls 1,077 cases of bagged salad, citing a potential listeria risk. The products were distributed in six states including Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. [Huffington Post]

• Those who are less interested in food may actually be at higher risk for developing a cocaine addiction, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine.  [Huffington Post]