Whole Foods Comments Spark Boycott Call; Man Cooks Dog

• Comments by the CEO of Whole Foods ignite a Facebook call to boycott the green grocer. [Grub Street NY]

• Some small businesses are investing in vegetable gardens as a way to boost employee morale. [WSJ]

Gourmet honchos are hoping the magazine’s new show Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth will boost ad sales. [Reuters]

• Kiwis are up in arms after a Tongan-born citizen is legally allowed to kill and eat his dog in Auckland, New Zealand. [WGAL]

• The Chairman from Iron Chef America will compete this season on Dancing with the Stars. [Eat Me Daily]

Top Chef will release a second cookbook this fall, as well as a trivia game. [Publishers’ Weekly via Eater]

• Consumers’ newfound desire to save money, yet treat themselves is a “perfect storm” for boutique beers. [Reuters]

• A new study finds that a significant number of adults over 50 are binge drinking. [NYP]

• While most chain restaurants are offering deep discounts to target the broadest possible audience, Panera Bread is keeping prices steady and focusing on “the 90% who are still employed.” [WSJ]

Whole Foods Comments Spark Boycott Call; Man Cooks Dog