Free Range Eggs Have High Levels of Pollution; LaBonge Warns Of ‘Mobile Society’

• Tom LaBonge expressed concerns that food trucks were the mark of a “mobile society” rising that will find brick and mortars abandoned. [L.A. Times]

• An L.A. judge is setting a custody trial date today to determine who should take care of the kids left behind by Zabumba owner Monica Beresford-Redman following her murder in Mexico. [Daily Breeze]

• Jonathan Gold’s wife and former L.A. Weekly editor Laurie Ochoa is teaming up with former deputy editor Joe Donnelly on Slake, an L.A.-based literary magazine with work from Gold, among others. [L.A. Times]

• A study in Taiwan found that free range eggs contain more industrial pollutants than eggs from caged hens. [Booster Shots]

• Tomato kingpin Frederick Scott Sayler’s recent trial on corruption charges is another blow to what was once “one of the most powerful agriculture families in the west.” [L.A. Times]

• The tomato shortage of this winter has been replaced by an oversupply and prices are lower than they’ve been in years. [WSJ]

• Dozens of Emeril Lagasse fans are angry after being denied seats for a taping of his new show, despite having tickets. [NYDN]

• America’s obsession with celebrity chefs has spread across the world. [Time]

Free Range Eggs Have High Levels of Pollution; LaBonge Warns Of ‘Mobile Society’