A Bayless-Approved CSA; Americans Go Wild for Cheese

• Gunthorp Farms, the source of chicken and pork to chefs like Rick Bayless, is launching a meat CSA for home cooks. [AV Club]

• Chicago’s Latino street food vendors are organizing to fight for the right to sell warm prepared food. [DriveThru]

• Cheese has benefited from America’s increasing interest in food, with once-exotic varieties like gruyere now appealing to more palates. [NYT]

• Country ham is the latest pretender to bacon’s throne. [Salon]

• A prototype for a new kind of produce barcode fades over time, indicating the decreasing freshness of the fruit or vegetable. [UberGizmo via EMD]

• Despite their decreasing numbers, bluefin tuna were not included on the UN’s list of protected fish out of a concern that it would hurt fishing economies. [Guardian]

• After years of sharp growth, organic food sales are starting to plateau, a change attributed to shoppers’ shifting priorities through the recession. [Reuters]

• Michelle Obama’s crusade against childhood obesity has major companies like Kraft and Mars making public changes to their products and packaging. [The Atlantic]

A Bayless-Approved CSA; Americans Go Wild for Cheese