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Can Vegans Eat Honey?; Lobster Cheap in Maine

• As more and more vegetarians take liberties with dietary restrictions, the debate rages on over the vegan ethics of honey. [Slate]

• With wine inflation run amok in restaurants, you should just order the cheapest bottle on the menu. If they’re willing to sell it, it should be drinkable. [WSJ]

• Both Pepsi and Coca-Cola are planning to release drinks containing a new sweetener derived from the “controversial herb” stevia, which is reported to have an aftertaste that is similar to licorice. [WSJ]

• After losing a lot of money as a result of the recent salmonella outbreak, food-industry leaders seem ready to accept stricter tracking rules and more government oversight. [NYT]

• It’s time to move to Maine: Low demand in the weak economy has made it so that local lobster prices have fallen below $6 a pound. [NYP]

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