Mediavore: Holding Food Banks Hostage

• Governor Quinn visited the Chicago food depository, where he announced that there’s a chance food banks will suffer if the state can’t come up with a balanced budget on time. [ABCLocal]

• The European Commission has dropped a plan to allow rosé wine to be made by blending red and white wines. [NYT]

• Small craft brewers and Big Beer are joining forces to fight beer taxes. [Atlantic Food]

• A new test developed by researchers at Purdue could identify tainted food faster than current procedures. [NYT]

• Boxed wine is less likely than bottled to have an unpleasant green vegetable taste (or “ladybug taint”). [New Scientist via The Awl]

• British celebrities, including Terry Gilliam, recently posed nude to raise awareness about the scarcity of bluefin tuna. [Telegraph]

Saveur’s June/July issue was its biggest in history with a 22% rise in ad pages. [Eater]


Mediavore: Holding Food Banks Hostage