FYI: Stupid Energy Policies & Asian Intrigue

• Food inflation starting to change consumer and restaurant buying habits [Tribune]

• ConAgra and General Mills profits soar on high prices, cost-cutting [IHT]

• Ethanol causing food price spikes & shortages, and increased emissions [Bloomberg]

• Duh study: salty snacks encourage kids to drink sugary sodas! [AP]

• Dolphin and whale hunting in Japan imperiled by mercury. Lots of mercury [NYTimes]

• Increasingly senior Chinese officials apologizing to Japanese for food poisoning [AFP]

• Chinese Olympics officials upset over American decision to BYO food [AP]

• Also, they’ve banned outside food and beverages from Olympic Village! [Xinhua]


FYI: Stupid Energy Policies & Asian Intrigue