Barney Frank Wants the USDA to Buy Cranberries; Upscale Starbucks in Amsterdam

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• Congressional reps including Barney Frank want the USDA to buy surplus cranberries to help the economy. (Massachusetts is the second-biggest cranberry-producing state, FYI.) [BBJ]

• If you’re curious what an upscale, local-food-focused Starbucks looks like, here’s photo evidence of the new one in Amsterdam. [HuffPo]

• It’s nearly spring, and beers are going citrusy: Coors will roll out an iced-tea flavored beer, and Anheuser-Busch will introduce Lime-a-Rita margarita-flavored suds. We’ll stick to spiked Arnold Palmers, thanks. [NYDN]

• Rush Limbaugh does NOT like books that expose the underbelly of the food system, as evidenced by his “young, single, overeducated” comments about Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating. Jeez, he would have hated The Jungle. [Seattle Times]

• Sip on this: Coca-Cola had to modify ingredients in one of its caramel-color additives to avoid having to put cancer warnings on its cans under a new California law. Yeep. [Salt/NPR]

Barney Frank Wants the USDA to Buy Cranberries; Upscale Starbucks in Amsterdam