Ka-Carlos Shutters; Food Activists Unimpressed with Monsanto

• Ka-Carlos, the Uphams Corner restaurant that was the site of a double murder last year, has closed. [Universal Hub]

• Monsanto’s plan to donate 130 tons of pesticide-coated hybrid seeds to Haiti was met with alarm by food activists, who charge that the seeds are toxic and will further devastate Haiti’s agriculture. [Squid Ink/LA Weekly]

• As American palates shift toward preferring bolder tastes, food companies are ratcheting up the heat and flavors in their products. [WSJ]

• The NBA is partnering with food companies to get edible team logos plastered onto pizzas and toast. [USA Today]

• Fresh Express is recalling bagged lettuce and other products after finding traces of salmonella. [Feast]

• The food designer behind popcorn chicken has created a “choke-proof” hot dog that breaks up into eight pieces during cooking. [Consumerist]

• Lay’s new ad campaign is intended to help consumers think of the potato chips as a real food. [NYT]

• Eating carrots, cantaloupes, peppers, spinach, and apricots can give the skin a tan-like glow. [NYDN]

Ka-Carlos Shutters; Food Activists Unimpressed with Monsanto