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NJ Wineries Toast to Direct Shipping; Red Meat Consumption Increases Chances of Death

• New Jersey vintners are toasting to new rules that allow wineries and vineyards to ship their products directly to consumers. [Newsworks]

• A female Rider University student has filed charges against the Eagles and Aramark after she was swept up in a violent brawl among drunken fans at Citizens Bank Park, that resulted in her ankle getting injured. [Philly.com]

• A proposed bill in New Jersey could bring two consecutive annual wage increases for servers, bartenders and anyone else who works for tips that would ultimately boost base pay from $2.90 per hour to $5. [NBC Philly]

• Bad news, carnivores: A daily serving of red or processed meat may be correlated to an increased mortality rate of up to 13 percent. [NPR]

• Tech stuff and music aren’t the only attractions of this year’s SXSW; competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi showed up and broke the world grilled-cheese-eating record. See video if you can stomach it. [HuffPo]

• Yesterday was Mitt Romney’s birthday; he claims his favorite bday dinner is his wife’s meatloaf cakes, but we bet it’s something like caviar- and gold-leaf-topped filet mignon. [NYT]

• Some scientists are claiming that genetically modified foods may be good for you, with side effects like helping stave off obesity. Hmmm. [Guardian UK]

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