Chefs Compete For Local Ingredients; Goldman Sachs Accused of Aiding Global Food Crisis

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• As locavorism becomes more of a must, chefs are in competition for products from the best farms. [NYT]

• Community Health Councils cites a lack of fresh food and full-service grocery stores for higher disease rates in South L.A. [Daily Breeze]

• Goldman Sachs angrily denied the World Development Movement’s accusations that the bank’s commodity trading has contributed to the global food crisis. [Telegraph]

• She & Him are the musical entertainment planned for L.A. Times’ upcoming Celebration of Food and Wine. [L.A. Times]

• Restaurants like Flore Vegan and Real Food Daily have helped L.A. earn eighth place in a review of the most vegetarian and vegan-friendly cities in the U.S. [Peta]

• Purdue recalled almost 90,000 pounds of chicken nuggets yesterday after finding pieces of plastic in the meat. [NYDN]

• McDonald’s is serving fries made from locally grown potatoes in at least a few markets. [Good]

Chefs Compete For Local Ingredients; Goldman Sachs Accused of Aiding Global Food