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Fears Spread On Japan’s Food; Frog Found in Canned Green Beans

• There exist ongoing fears about food being contaminated with nuclear particles in Japan, though the government claims it’s safe. Meanwhile, instant ramen is being carted in to feed survivors. [Telegraph UK, NYT]

• A Kentucky woman found a dead frog in a can of green beans. He was no doubt overlooked thanks to his color; see, it’s not easy being green! [Lex 18]

• That L.A. Marathon runner who ate nothing but McDonald’s for the last 30 days? He achieved his best time ever yesterday! Could it lead to an increase in nugget consumption by long-distance runners. [Competitor]

• A retired Burbank cop shot an armed robber outside of a Sunland McDonald’s last Friday morning. [LAT]

• Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., frequently lambasted for their calorie bombs between buns, are introducing turkey burgers with fewer than 500 calories each. [USAT]

• Increased costs for coffee beans are trickling down: Starbucks just announced it’s raising prices on bags of beans by a dollar. [USAT]

• Not only do the youngest in families get more lenient parenting, those born later in the birth order are less susceptible to allergies, a study shows. No fair! [US News & World Report]

Fears Spread On Japan’s Food; Frog Found in Canned Green Beans