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Asian Carp Might Starve in Lake Michigan; McDonald’s May Drop Hourly Health Care Plan

• Even if the Asian carp make it to Lake Michigan they may have nothing to eat due to the quagga mussel, which “has devoured so much plankton in southern Lake Michigan that the entire food web is being altered.” [HuffPost]

• McDonald’s is threatening to drop health insurance for its workers unless regulators waive a requirement on so-called “mini-med” plans. [WSJ]

• Wealthy Americans are eating more fast food than they were a year ago. [WSJ]

• Groupon is starting a dating service, complete with a $60,000 scholarship for babies conceived on “Groupon dates.” [TechCrunch]

• Food safety advocates want the government to test for more E. coli strains. [WSJ]

• Adam Richman is very hurt that Alton Brown thinks Man v. Food is an embarrassment. [NYDN]

• Chinese language TV station New Tang Dynasty Television’s upcoming cooking competition won’t feature a single chef from China, as all eleven slated to compete were not allowed to leave the country. [City Room/NYT]

Asian Carp Might Starve in Lake Michigan; McDonald’s May Drop Hourly