Top Chefs Cook to Fight Hunger, and More News

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In today's Media Mix, an investigative look into factory farming, plus a new co-op in Brooklyn
Top Chefs Cook to Fight Hunger, and More News

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

Co-Op Aims to Diversify: As the Park Slope Co-Op remains in the news after the Israeli product boycott and Adrien Grenier's departure, the Greene Hill co-op looks to attract more customers with more variety. [New York Daily News]

Hunger in India Blamed on More Than Food: A closer look into India's dwindling food supply -- and hungry citizens -- reveals it's more than a lack of food that's hurting Indians; it's also a lack of medical care. [Wall Street Journal]

McDonald's Leaves American Legislative Executive Council: Joining other food giants — Kraft, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola — the fast-food chain has decided to leave the group, which drafts pro-free market legislation. Groups like Color of Change pressured the company and others to leave the ALEC amid criticism the ALEC supported voter supression. [Mother Jones]

The Humane Price of an Egg: Nicholas Kristof investigates egg factories, and it's as disturbing as you imagine: eggs running down factory lines tested positive for salmonella, hens were crammed in too-tight cages, and mice were running rampant. [The New York Times]

Top Chefs Host Hunger Benefit: Nyesha Arrington and Chris "Malibu" Crary will host a pig-roast to benefit the Los Angeles chapter of Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation. Several other Top Chef contestants will help out, including Alex Reznik, Antonia Lofaso, Ilan Hall, Jamie Lauren, Marcel Vigneron, and CJ Jacobson. [LA Times]