Groupon’s False Promise; Asian Carp Fails to Stick

• Some local businesses regret signing on to Groupon, saying that having too many customers is not a “good problem.” [Tribune]

• Contrary to popular opinion, Asian Carp seems not to be the “Chinese delicacy” Chicagoans hoped it would be. [Big Tiny World]

• Sotheby’s will soon put crates of heirloom vegetables on the auction block. [WSJ]

• The price of bacon is on the rise due to an acute pork belly shortage. [Des Moines Register]

• Ramadan is a difficult time for observant Muslim food vendors. [WSJ]

• A federal judge revoked the Department of Agriculture’s approval of genetically modified sugar beets on Friday because the USDA didn’t study their effect on other food thoroughly enough. [Huffington Post]

• As the Japanese sushi scene shrinks, more and more Japanese sushi chefs are seeking positions abroad. [NYT]

• While working on Eat, Pray, Love, food stylist Susan Spungen had to prepare everything off-site and trek it to the set. [T Magazine/NYT]

• Baby Boomers are much more interested in local, organic, and healthy foods now than they were 20 years ago. [Eatocracy/CNN]

Groupon’s False Promise; Asian Carp Fails to Stick