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BJ’s Wholesale Gets Wholesome; Lazy Larry Brownies Worry FDA

• Starting this weekend, BJ’s Wholesale will roll out a statewide local produce program. Buy a big-screen TV and fresh veggies, too! [BBJ]

• The FDA is not happy about a line of melatonin-laced brownies dubbed Lazy Larry, calling them potentially unsafe. Maybe folks are just mad that Mr. Larry looks a little … how do we say this — stoned? [NYDN]

• File under strange bedfellows: Kanye has reportedly signed up for cooking lessons with Gordon Ramsay. Evidently the rapper “loves British cuisine.” [MSN Celebrity UK via Food 52]

• Dieting causes brain cells to eat themselves, suggests a new study. But don’t worry, people are already planning to develop drugs to stop this. [LAT]

• A research team at North Carolina State University has received a $25 million federal grant to study the viruses that cause food poisoning, in particular, dangerous noroviruses. [News Observer]

BJ’s Wholesale Gets Wholesome; Lazy Larry Brownies Worry FDA