Farmers Profit From Raw Milk; Vegetable Carts Not So Lucrative

• Some Hudson Valley dairy farmers are switching to selling raw milk because it can be more profitable than pasteurized milk. [Edible Hudson]

• Months after the city launched a program to bring fruit and vegetable carts to “food deserts,” the ability of the carts to make a profit is decidedly mixed. [NYDN]

• Japan’s temporary halt on beef exports means that some of the city’s high-end restaurants may run out of Wagyu. [WSJ]

• Expensive new USDA meat-testing requirements could doom many small-scale farms. [Salon]

• The delicacy of wine grapes makes them a reliable barometer of the severity of global warming. [Slate]

• Two Las Vegas developers are attempting to revolutionize Shanghai nightlife with a new club called the Obama. [Reuters]

• Some prisons now allow inmates to order junk food, a move that advocates say raises money and keeps inmates happy. [WSJ]

• A new study finds that people who eat more chocolate are more likely to be depressed than those who don’t eat much. [WSJ]

• Dunkin’ Donuts will open the first of twenty planned Moscow stores this year, its first since retreating from Russia in 1999. [WSJ]

• Though Il Vagabondo owner Ernest Bogliano was recently indicted for tax fraud, the restaurant is business as usual. [NYP]

Farmers Profit From Raw Milk; Vegetable Carts Not So Lucrative