Spring Raises Food Costs, and More News

Staff Writer
In today's Media Mix, '60 Minutes' argues that sugar is a toxin, plus food trucks move into the suburbs
Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Media Mix

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

Spring Brings Higher Restaurant Prices: Restaurants will be earning more money as spring rolls around, but mostly because consumers are more willing to spend more. Analysts expect restaurant goers to trade up for more expensive restaurants, even though the number of people eating out won't rise. [WSJ]

You Will Never Get Rid of Sugar: 60 Minutes looks at why sugar can be considered a toxin, saying an average American consumes 130 pounds of fructose a year. Refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup have been linked to weight gain, heart disease, and even cancer. [CBS]

What to Eat When Depressed: Fast food may be linked to depression, so what foods can lift your spirits? Eggs, nuts and seeds, and fish, to name a few. [Yahoo]

Can Food Trucks Make It in the 'Burbs?: In Minnesota, food truck vendors are moving into the suburbs, competing with fast-food restaurants for quick and cheap dining. Chicago food trucks did start off in suburbs like Evanston, so it's not too strange. [Star Tribune]