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Area Farmers Sweat Over Hot and Dry Weather Conditions; Insects Taste a Little Nutty
Plus: research shows restaurants often under-report calorie counts for most dishes; and a cult-favorite New Orleans restaurateur succumbs to cancer, all in our morning news roundup.
California Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike; Entenmann's Adds Two Cents To Casey Anthony Verdict
Inmates stand behind a hunger strike that started on Friday at Pelican Bay over inhumane conditions.
Boston Mob Tours Spotlight Gangster Hangouts; Want to Get Rich? Become A Farmer!
Plus San Francisco jails cater to vegan whims and more, all in our morning news round-up.
By Kara Baskin
Nutter’s Ultimatum: Soda Tax or Increased Property Taxes; Too Much Coffee Can Lead to Auditory Hallucinations
Plus: Scientists are very close to producing "super wheat"; and McDonald's in Europe gets hip to sustainable fish, all in our morning news roundup.
L.A. Leads U.S. Counties In Hunger; MOD Tackling L.A.'s Food Deserts
Over 1.7 million Angelenos faced hunger issues in 2009, more than any other county in the country.
Stars Align for Selling Off of PA’s State-Owned Liquor Stores; Bison Farmers Struggle to Meet Consumer Demand
Plus South Carolina governor Mark Sanford now spends less on food, and the time is right to finally try kombucha, all in our daily news roundup.
Parx Adds a Noodle Bar and Asian Table Games; Paula Deen's Housekeeper Gets Busted
Plus French truffle farmers take truffle theft more seriously than murder, and a conservative Jewish group proposes new kosher food standards, all in our morning news roundup.
New Food Safety Laws Go Into Effect in PA in 2011; Fine Dining Is Really Bad For You
Plus burglars rob a food bank in Baltimore, and with fewer people flying, airport food-vendor earnings are down, all in our morning news roundup.
Joey Vento Undergoes Surgery for Colon-Rectal Cancer; Kids Who Drink Four Loko Are More Likely to Become Alcoholics
Plus half the food eaten on the International Space Station comes from the U.S., and undercover video shows alleged animal abuse on a Texas egg farm, all in our morning news update.
Seats Still Available for MidAtlantic’s Farmer’s Feast
MidAtlantic's Farmer's Feast salutes farmers and brewers.
By Collin Keefe
City Council Blocks Expansion of an Upper Roxborough Community Garden; Gubernatorial Hopeful Tom Corbett Pushes For Privatization of PA’s Liquor Stores
Plus Iron Chef tanks in Australia, and college administrators crack down on "drunkorexia" all in our morning news roundup.
JG Domestic Looks Good for Friday's Launch; Memphis Taproom Debuts Its Beer Garden
Plus Wawa gets zoning approval form Northeast neighbors, and Terrace Taproom gets a kitchen, all in our roundup of neighborhood news.
By Collin Keefe
Top Chef: D.C. Winner Kevin Sbraga Headlines the Epicurean Palate; Farmers Turn to ‘Agri-tainment’ For Additional Revenue
Plus the UK's Health Secretary apologizes to Jamie Oliver, and kinchi prices skyrocket in Korea, all in our morning news roundup.
PLCB’s Proposed Handling Fees Will Likely Increase Liquor Costs; Americans Still Don’t Eat Enough Vegetables
Plus last year's canned pumpkin shortage is over, and the body of one-time Kitchen Nightmares chef was recovered from the Hudson River, all in our morning news roundup.
Drexel Offers One of the Country’s Only Classes Devoted to Korean Food; Farmers in the Northwest Compete With Supermarket-Run Farmers Markets
Plus Campbell Soup heiress Mary Alice Dorrance Malone is one of America's wealthiest, and Democrats worry that school lunch funding will take away from food stamps, all in our morning news roundup.
Hot, Dry Weather Produces "Napalike" Grapes in South Jersey; Gluten-Free Diets Go Mainstream
Plus a third massive fish kill in ten weeks washes up thousands of fish on Jersey Shore Beaches, and FDA will hold hearings on genetically modified salmon this week, all in out morning news roundup.
L&I Denies Targeting Italian Market Vendors; PA's Indoor Smoking Ban Has Had a Minimal Impact on Bar and Restaurant Business
Plus PA farmers are eligible for emergency drought relief, and Michelle Obama urges restaurateurs to provide more healthy items on kids' menus, all in our morning news roundup.
The FDA Thinks Pennsylvania Is Doing an Eggcellent Job
In the coming inspections of egg farms throughout the country, the FDA will follow PA's practices.
By Collin Keefe
Reading Terminal Market to Absorb Farm to City
The pioneering business that helped launch the city's farmers markets is returning to its birthplace.
By Collin Keefe
Macrobrew Mega-Merger Forces One of PA’s Largest Wholesalers Out of Business; Guy Fieri Is the Sarah Palin of the Food Network
Plus PA farmers want the USDA to pay for new equipment for tracking diseased livestock, and competitive eating is blowing up in the UK, all in our morning news roundup.