Robber Uses Hot Dog Tongs and More News

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In today's Media Mix, how food fights helped spark the Magna Carta, plus Dr. Oz takes on sweeteners
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Media Mix

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

 

McDonald's Announces New COO: Tim Fenton, currently president of McDonald's in Asia, Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, is the new chief operating officer. [AdAge]

 

Hot Dog Tong Hold Up: A man decided to hold up a store with just a pair of hot dog tongs. He was apparently drunk and "wanted to go to jail to see how his family did without him because he says they don't appreciate him." [WBTV]

 

Dr. Oz on Sweeteners: While the health-conscious TV personality may go for fruits to satisfy his sugar cravings, he understands the common folks' sweet teeth and suggests using Stevia, or cutting out sweets for a week. [Yahoo]

 

Food Fights for the Magna Carta: How did food issues affect the Magna Carta? The Salt finds that issues of lack of food, free trade, and kings seizing food from barons all helped spark the political change for the important document. [NPR]