Food Pantries vs. Neighbors; The Caloric Horrors of Movie Food

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• Wealthy Chicagoans in Ravenswood are not thrilled by the food pantry lines in the neighborhood, diverting pantry funds to hiring police officers to “control” the lines. [CNC/NYT]

• The Center for Science in the Public Interest has found that a medium popcorn and soda at some movie theater chains has as many calories as three burgers from McDonald’s. [Reuters]

• New data suggests that 43 percent of Americans will be obese by 2018. [NYDN]

• Soldiers in the Moldovan army are eating extra onions and garlic to ward off swine flu. [NYT]

• “Performance dining”, fixed price dinners accompanied by acts like sword swallowing and burlesque, is on the rise in Europe. [WSJ]

• A planned highway could threaten the Mosel, Germany’s oldest wine-growing region. [WSJ]

Food Pantries vs. Neighbors; The Caloric Horrors of Movie Food