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Boston Restaurant Spending Soars; General Mills Gets Sued Over Fruit by the Foot Falsehoods

• Great news for Boston restaurants: Customer spending, particularly downtown, is up almost ten percent from last year. [Herald]

• General Mills is being sued by an advocacy group for false claims that Fruit by the Foot is healthy. Healthy? — not so much. Three long feet of fruity fun? — most certainly! [HuffPo via Ad Week]

• It seems the Obama administration made what might be a rather sketchy $500,000 grant to a salmon farm now
on the verge of bankruptcy. Oops? [Guardian UK]

• A groundbreaking new study has shown that green vegetables boost the immune system. The study’s biggest sponsor: the PTA. [NYDN]

Boston Restaurant Spending Soars; General Mills Gets Sued Over Fruit by the Foot