Ad Featuring Christ As Dorito Provokes Uproar; Food Dyes May Cause Hyperactivity

• Evidently some people aren’t into insinuations that the body of Christ was bright orange and loaded with MSG. That would explain this uproar over a prospective Super Bowl ad that features Doritos offered as the sacrament. [Faith & Reason/USAT]

• Some experts believe dyes in food may cause hyperactivity. This could explain a lot about our nephews. [Seattle Times]

• A nonprofit group has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies that refused to acknowledge a vegetarian alternative to the food pyramid. The group claims the existing pyramid protects “special agribusiness interests,” not the health of the American people. Fightin’ words! [LAT]

• The latest countries to feel the pinch of rising food costs are Indonesia, Brazil, and Algeria, where youths staged a riot yesterday in Algiers. [AFP, RTT News, NYT]

• Donald J. Tyson, the billionaire owner of Tyson Foods, died yesterday at age 80 of cancer complications. [NYT]

• A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in eighteen states has finally been linked to Tiny Greens Organic Farms’ alfalfa sprouts. [Chart/CNN]

• Somebody at Jamba Juice HQ definitely just broke out the Champagne smoothies: The company reported positive sales in the fourth quarter of 2010, for the first time since 2007. [NRN]