L.A. County is Quarantined for Psyllids; Stone Beer Gets a Top Chef Cameo

• L.A. County has been placed under plant movement quarantine while CDFA officials try to halt the spread of Psyllid Citrus insects. [Google/AP]

• Kudzu, the vine now proliferating like mad throughout the southeast U.S., might be helpful in regulating blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and glucose metabolism. [Sun Sentinel]

• San Diego’s Stone Beer will be glimped as a placed product in this season of Top Chef. [Product Placement News]

• Corey Feldman got some attention for a Michael Jackson impression outside of Pasadena’s Villa Sorriso restaurant after Michael Jackson’s burial and reception. [TMZ]

• Professional competitive eaters are rallying in Buffalo for a wing-eating festival. [Buffalo News]

• Beer chemists are hard at work to produce beers that can keep their taste long enough to be shipped and sold across the world. [WSJ]

• Cupcakes are now available in the Capitol cafeteria. [The Hill]

• Related: cupcakes have reached full market saturation, a “cupcake boom”, if you will. [Slate]

• There’s a gourmet food revolution afoot in Norway and the country’s chefs are entering the world’s radar. [WSJ]

• The number of Americans receiving food stamps has risen for eight months straight. [NYT]

• A recent study found that overweight children tended to snack much more when hanging out with overweight friends. [Time]

L.A. County is Quarantined for Psyllids; Stone Beer Gets a Top Chef