Weekly Media Mix: Sex for McNuggets; Gourmet Video Game Food; and Kraft Cuts Jobs

Some of the week's biggest food and drink stories
Weekly Media Mix
Arthur Bovino

Weekly Media Mix

The Daily Byte's Weekly Media Mix rounds up the week's big food stories.

• Kraft Foods, Inc. plans to cut 1,600 jobs in North America this year. [BusinessWeek]

• Beef prices are expected to go up 9 percent; chicken prices up 5 percent in the upcoming year.
 [Tampa Bay Times]

• Next teases its elBulli menu with a twit pic. [Twitter/dcberan]

• Yuengling is now the largest American brewer, passing The Boston Beer Company. [AdAge]

Shame of the Week
• A Los Angeles woman was arrested for reportedly offering sexual favors in exchange for chicken McNuggets at a McDonald's drive-thru. [Burbank Leader]

• Ancient corn remnants dating back to 6,700 years ago were found in Peru, along with indications that ancient inhabitants ate popcorn. [Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute]

• NPR chats with a 20-something blogger who recreates gamer food from Kingdom of Hearts and Super Mario Bros. [NPR]

• A Danish lobby group is suing the government over the recent "fat tax," claiming that the tax distorts competition. [Food Navigator]

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