Group Sues Gov’t Over Food Pyramid; Super Bowl Ad Features Doritos As Sacrament

• That same “physicians group” that hates Ina Garten and Paula Deen has filed a lawsuit against two federal agencies that refused to acknowledge a vegetarian alternative to the food pyramid. [LAT]

eVe in Berkeley is hosting cooking classes. [Food Gal]

• There was an incident at a Peet’s at SFO on Christmas Eve, which ended with a mentally unstable woman being taken into custody after swinging a metal pole around and smashing things. That woman turns out to be a former L.A. Deputy City Attorney. [SFist]

• A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 18 states has finally been linked to Tiny Greens Organic Farms’ in Illinois and their alfalfa sprouts. [Chart/CNN]

• Evidently some people aren’t into insinuations that the body of Christ was bright orange and loaded with MSG. That would explain this uproar over a prospective Super Bowl ad that features Dorito’s offered as the sacrament. [Faith & Reason/USAT]

• Some experts believe dyes in food may cause hyperactivity. This could explain a lot about our nephews. [Seattle Times]

• The latest countries to feel the pinch of rising food costs are Indonesia, Brazil, and Algeria, where youths stage a riot yesterday in Algiers. [AFP, RTT News, NYT]

• Donald J. Tyson, the billionaire owner of Tyson Foods, died yesterday at age 80 of cancer complications. [NYT]

• Somebody at Jamba Juice HQ definitely just broke out the Champagne smoothies: The company reported positive sales in the fourth quarter of 2010, for the first time since 2007. [NRN]

Group Sues Gov’t Over Food Pyramid; Super Bowl Ad Features Doritos As