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Freak Lobster Caught in Gloucester; Olive Oil Prices Skyrocket

• A freak three-pincered lobster was recently caught in Gloucester. [Herald]

• Olive oil prices are up 20 percent from last year, due in part to the Greek debt crisis. [Independent]

• The Gulf oil spill could benefit the Long Island Sound’s oyster industry. [Globe]

• Though legislators in 20 cities and states have proposed soda taxes, none have enacted them. [Time]

• Swiss distillers have called for a Protected Geographic Name for absinthe, which would prevent liquor produced anywhere else from calling itself the same thing. [NYP]

• Moonshine is back on the rise and is getting popular enough that a major maker of copper stills says he can’t keep up with demand. [BBC]

• Baltic sea divers recently uncovered what is thought to be the world’s oldest drinkable Champagne, dating back to the 1780s. [NYP]

• Though the economy seems to be improving, Americans are still cautious about spending money dining out. [WSJ]

• Thousands of wasps were recently dispatched to fight a plague of mealyworms that threatens to destroy Thailand’s cassava crop. [NYT]

Freak Lobster Caught in Gloucester; Olive Oil Prices Skyrocket