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Natalie Portman Lauds LAUSD Food Improvements; Soda Linked to Violent Teen Crime

• Natalie Portman sent a letter of congratulations to LAUSD superintendent John E. Deasy for the Golden Carrot Award he recently won for improving school lunch options. [Look to the Stars]

• Some “shocking” new research has found a link between teens who drink a high quantity of soda and those who commit violent acts. So we guess they’ll soon be taking the soda part of out Four Loko. [Breitbart]

• The national Occupy movement is leading to protestors gaining an intimacy with their cities’ homeless citizens, with activists sharing both food and shelter with those that lack them. [Taiwan News]

• Canned beer is not just for hipsters and hicks anymore: You can now get good craft beers, including Oskar Blues and Maui Brewing Co., in a can. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

• Though many people in the food world are already sick of the word “artisanal,” it’s just catching on in mainstream marketing. Oh, great. [USAT]

• Speaking of, the bun on Burger King’s newly unveiled hamburger is “artisanal”; the sandwich also has bacon, red onions, romaine, and “Griller” sauce. [NRN]

• Holy Chardonnay: Here’s a kind of amazing video of a shelf of wine collapsing and sending a sea of booze across a store floor. [HuffPo]

• A pair of feuding Midtown New York Halal carts have the same photo of Bobby Flay on display … with each owner PhotoShopped in, respectively. [Midtown Lunch

Natalie Portman Lauds LAUSD Food Improvements; Soda Linked to Violent Teen Crime