Food Crisis Grows in Africa and North Korea; Eating Out Makes You Fat

• Hunger in North Korea has gotten so bad thanks to crop damage and the country’s “food deficit” that the E.U. has resumed food aid. Meanwhile, Oxfam is declaring that right now is the “biggest food crisis of the 21st century” for Africa. [ABC News AU, KBC News UK]

• Jay-Z is teaming up with “footballer” Ashley Cole to bring his 40/40 club across the pond to London. [Belfast Telegraph UK]

• According to this, eating in restaurants makes you fat and “one meal away from home each week translates to roughly two extra pounds a year.” Uh-oh. [Orlando Sentinel]

• Weston Cage, the son of actor Nicolas Cage who recently freaked out at Farmer’s Kitchen, is improving and claims his trainer was antagonizing him the day he was intoxicated and attacked the other man. [Digital Spy]

• Suzanne Goin has inked a deal with Singapore Airlines that will find her creating menus for flights from the U.S. to Singapore. [E Travel Blackboard Asia]

• Eat around Boyle Heights enough and you just may encounter the famous gringo mariachi, Matthew Stoneman. [Time]

• Crumbs has gone public on NASDAQ, with shares already up, despite some well publicized public ennui when it comes to cupcakes. [Reuters]

• A Philippine sugar-producers group is urging restaurants and hotels to boycott Coke, since the company doesn’t use local sugar anymore. They’re probably just jealous of that delicious Mexican Coke. [Sun Star Bacolod]

• There is a bright-yellow banana-shaped car driving around Michigan. Reportedly, passerby find it very a-peeling. [Drive On/USAT]

Food Crisis Grows in Africa and North Korea; Eating Out Makes You Fat