Protests in Uganda Over Food Prices; Lap-Band Maker Wants to Target Teens

• Honk if you’re hungry: In Uganda, protesters were doing just that as demonstrators in Kampala made noise last night over high food prices. [NASDAQ]

• Allergan, the makers of the lap-band, now want to start targeting teens as young as fourteen to make up for slipping sales. Naturally, not everyone’s okay with that. [LAT]

• How did federal prosecutors find the guy who was selling whale meat to The Hump? Simple! The Hump was required to identify the dude as part of their plea bargain. [World Fishing & Aquaculture]

• Subway is trying to get all fancy, launching the upscale Subway Cafe. But will the stores still have that distinctive baked-bread smell? [NRN]

• Nathan’s Famous is holding its Southern California hot dog eating contest on June 12th at South Bay Ford. Can Joey Chestnut do it again? [LAT]

• One local food writer is totally astonished that you can’t take Google’s search suggestions at face value as she attempts to find fresh soursop in Venice. [KCET]

• Goya Foods was commended for its public and humanitarian service record, citing its long history of donating food. [Online PR News]

• The USDA is trying to encourage the use of numerical ear tags rather than brands for identifying cattle. Ranchers, naturally, are resisting the change, because they wouldn’t be the independent cowboy types if they didn’t. [WSJ]

• What is it with people behaving badly in restaurants these days? A Georgia politician is accused of dumping food, water, and coffee on another pol at a Waffle House. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Protests in Uganda Over Food Prices; Lap-Band Maker Wants to Target Teens