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With Blue Corn ‘Mexadelphians’ Provide Fair Wage and Fair Trade Opportunities in Mexico; Mark Bittman Pans the Government’s New Junk Food Guidelines

• Through the Blue Corn Alianza “Mexadelphians” give young men in San Mateo economic incentive to stay on their home soil. [Inquirer]

• Amoroso drivers wonder if they can trust the financially fraught company in what seems like a dubious gamble for their former routes. [Inquirer]

• Did you realize that the additive cellulose is made out of wood pulp? It is, and it turns out there’s a lot more of it in our food these days. Yum! [WSJ]

• Anna Boiardi, granddaughter of the man behind Chef Boyardee, has a new cookbook. Sadly, there’s no recipe for Beefaroni. [NYP]

• Here’s Mark Bittman’s take on the government’s new guidelines for junk-food makers. In short: They’re not gonna work. [Opinionator/NYT]

• Yes, Chipotle uses humanely raised animals for its meat, but U.S. immigration agents have expanded their investigation of Chipotle’s employment practices, since the company has an uncanny knack for keeping its labor costs low. [Reuters]

• A new Belgian study says that lowering your sodium intake won’t make much difference when it comes to preventing heart disease. [USAT]

With Blue Corn ‘Mexadelphians’ Provide Fair Wage and Fair Trade