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Taste of Chicago Bans Suburban Restaurants; Porn Star Talks ‘Food Porn’

• Suburban restaurants can no longer participate in Taste of Chicago. [Sun-Times]

• A proposed international registry of whale DNA would aid in tracking down restaurants that illegally serve whale meat. [NYT]

• An upcoming “food porn” episode of No Reservations will feature actual porn star Ron Jeremy. [Eater Nat’l]

• Doctors in the UK are banding together to support a bill to eliminate trans fats, following in the steps of New York and Denmark. [UK Guardian]

• The last year has seen a significant drop in the spread of foodborne illnesses like shigella and E. coli, even though overall food poisoning rates have stayed level. [AP]

• The Danone group has stopped claiming that their Activia and Actimel yogurt brands have additional health benefits beyond those found in regular yogurt. [WSJ]

• An academic study reveals that health insurance companies hold almost $2 billion in fast food stock, a possible conflict of interest. [CNN]

Taste of Chicago Bans Suburban Restaurants; Porn Star Talks ‘Food Porn’