Mediavore: Irrigating Food Deserts; No More Topless Coffee

• The Illinois public spending bill passed this week includes $10 million to help offset food deserts and other areas without easy access to fresh fruit and vegetables. [Tribune]

• The FDA is set to impose fees on food companies to fund safety inspections, but industry groups warn the fees could lead to conflicts of interest. [WSJ]

• Maine’s infamous topless coffeeshop has burned down. [Boston Herald]

• Dunkin’ Donuts is expanding in Asia, particularly South Korea, the company’s largest growth market. [WSJ]

• Food blogger Pim Techamuanvivit (of Chez Pim) is endorsing Rachel’s Yogurt and Cottage Cheese. [The Food Section]

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Mediavore: Irrigating Food Deserts; No More Topless Coffee