LCB to Give ‘Worst Idea Ever’ Another Chance; Walgreens Brings Food to Urban ‘Food Deserts’

• If at first you don’t succeed: LCB will give its wine kiosks, which some critics have called ‘the worst idea ever,” another chance after pulling the plug on the program last month. [KYW Newsradio]

• China has one of the world’s highest rates of soup consumption and with a new partnership with Swire Pacific Ltd., Campbell Soup is poised to corner its soup market. [Inquirer]

• A measure passed recently by Congress affects all food sold in schools, including vending machine contents. This is spawning an organic vending industry, which unfortunately is run by people who make statements like, “We’re at the beginning of a major movement in vending.” [Today/MSNBC]

• Walgreen Co plans to add food to 400 stores in so-called “food deserts,” urban areas where access to fresh goods and produce is scarce. Perhaps someone at the company read this article! [Reuters]

• Wonky weather has affected U.S. corn and soybean crops, and higher prices for those commodities may push up food costs overall. Michael Pollan, are you off somewhere penning an op-ed? [USAT]

• An iconic restaurant in Brisbane, Drift Cafe, situated on pontoons in the river, is now almost completely submerged in the floods washing through that city. [Sydney Morning Herald]

LCB to Give ‘Worst Idea Ever’ Another Chance; Walgreens Brings Food