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  1. Mediavore
    Designated Driving Services Delivers Two Sober Drivers For Every Drunk; ObesityPlus: storing beer in a toilet tank conserves water and keeps brewskis cold; and the machine gun-wielding crook that stuck up a froyo shop in the burbs was actually a kid with a BB gun, all in our morning news roundup.
  2. Mediavore
    Ocean City Restaurateurs Submit BYOB Petition; The French Are Getting Fat TooPlus: USDA date shows a 17 percent increase in the number of farmers markets in the past year; and the sea buckthorn berry is the latest miracle cure on the scene, all in our morning news roundup.
  3. Mediavore
    Mobile Farmers Market Brings Produce to Camden’s Food Deserts; BetterPlus: Colorado’s obesity rate is below 20 percent; and prisoners in California go on hunger strike, all in our morning news roundup.
  4. Mediavore
    Stop & Shop Launches iPad App; Mississippians Are HeftyPlus pampered hens and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  5. Mediavore
    Bounced Smoker Opens Fire on Nicetown Bar; Average Americans Drink Too Much SodaPlus: E. coli wreaks havoc on France; and Cheerio’s celebrates a major milestone, all in our morning news roundup.
  6. Mediavore
    Resorts Defends Its Decision to Dump Fifty-Year-Old Flappers; Eating Dirt IsPlus: Obese children perform poorly on tests after ingesting unhealthy foods; and people in Wisconsin are illegally selling food stamps online, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Mediavore
    Police Apprehend Two Men Suspected of Weekend Violence Outside an Old City Bar;Plus: Consumers in wealthier countries waste a lot of food; and eaters consume less when their food is cut up into small pieces, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Mediavore
    Elkins Estate’s Bankruptcy Leaves Spring Brides in the Lurch; China GoesPlus: Lobster tails are being used to make biodegradable golf balls; and people in developing countries spend up to 80 percent of their incomes on food, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Mediavore
    Former Hershey Trust Co. Trustee Withdraws Court Action; Food Addiction FinallyPlus: McDonald’s has 50,000 positions to fill; and the FDA launches a food-recall website, all in our morning news roundup.
  10. Mediavore
    E. Coli Scare Prompts Recall of 23,000 Pounds of Lebanon Bologna; ObsessivePlus: Japan worries that its water and fish are radioactive; and Temple University receives grants to fight obesity among low-income preschoolers, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Mediavore
    Suburban Caterer Sues Over Threats and an Unpaid Tab; Americans Are Fatter ThanPlus: The world’s most expensive foods includes a $69 hot dog; and global food costs rose 2.2 percent in February, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Beefs
    Jamie Oliver Calls Sarah Palin a ‘Fruit Loop’He’s just trying to help America’s kids slim down!
  13. Mediavore
    Rising Corn Prices Blamed For Delaware Chicken Processor’s Demise; LibyaPlus: A House panel in Minnesota wants to prevent obese people form suing fast food chains; and rising food costs are fueling protests in Libya, all in our morning news roundup.
  14. Mediavore
    Study: Even With Soda Tax Kids Will Be Fat; Germany Pledges Millions to BattlePlus windowsill gardening could be a boon to fresh food-deprived urban areas, and Angelina Jolie digs Spanish food, all in our morning news roundup.
  15. Mediavore
    Longshoreman Want Del Monte to Bring Shipments Back to South Philly Docks; SantaPlus Cosmo picks a prep cook from Cleveland as Bachelor of the Year, and Silicon Valley and UC Davis are teaming up to make advances in wine making, all in our morning news roundup.
  16. Trends
    We’re All Gluttons For PunishmentThe former FDA commissioner explains why we overeat.
  17. Health Concerns
    Dogs’ Carbs Getting CurbedAnti-carb trend spreads to dogs.
  18. Studies
    Shocker: Overeaters Have Pleasurable, Emotional Reactions to FoodTwo new studies reinforce what we’ve already heard about the difference between the brains of the large and the less so.
  19. Mediavore
    Schools Can Curb Childhood Obesity; FDA Considers Genetically-Altered SalmonPlus Top Chef star Stefan Richter on Entourage, and Chef Susan Spicer initiates class-action suit against BP, all in our morning news roundup.
  20. TV Land
    Chewing the Fat With Jamie Oliver on the Dawn of His ‘FoodThe Naked Chef talks to Grub Street about obesity, Bloomberg, and his barbecue restaurant with Adam Perry Lang.
  21. Mediavore
    When Michelle Obama Speaks, Kraft Listens; Is Portland the Food Truck Capital?Major food companies make changes with inspiration from Michelle Obama and an Oregon city might have L.A. beat on food trucks.
  22. Mediavore
    Clinton and Schwarzenegger Consider Obesity Solutions; Brian Boitano is ComingThe Food Network renews a popular cooking show and two political heavyweights look at the nation’s growing waistlines.
  23. Mediavore
    Bill Clinton Defends First Lady’s Obesity Fight; Tokyo Bowl of Ramen Costs $122Michelle Obama’s food initiatives get support from a former President and Japan puts a haute spin on noodles.
  24. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver’s Publican Perks; Food Network Spins OffPlus: Clinton weighs in on MObama’s childhood obesity plans, and the world’s most expensive bowl of ramen, all in our morning news roundup.
  25. Health Concerns
    Jamie Oliver’s Plan to Change the WorldThe British chef wins the TED Prize.
  26. Mediavore
    Adam Sandler Lends a Hand to Restaurant Staff; Commercials Could Make Us FatA comedian stays late to help close a Miami restaurant and U.S.C. says ads lead to obesity when watching television.
  27. Mediavore
    Most Restaurant Workers Uninsured; Food Stamps Lose StigmaPlus: meet the $18,000 espresso machine, Chinese New Year dining goes upscale, and more in our morning news roundup.
  28. Politics
    Michelle Obama Wants Kids to Get MovingThe First Lady’s latest project is a large-scale program fighting childhood obesity.
  29. Mediavore
    Iron Chef America Admits White House Fabrications; Aussie KFC Ad EnragesIngredients did not come from the Presidential garden, the Food Network discloses.
  30. Mediavore
    Kate Moss’ Skinny Speech Draws Fire; Movie Popcorn Packs In CaloriesA Kate Moss quote lands her in trouble, while movie popcorn is found to have a smany calories as three McDonald’s burgers.
  31. Food Politics
    Michael Pollan Wants to Reform Health Care, TooWant to change the way Americans eat? Get the insurance industry involved.
  32. Mediavore
    International Beer Creation; Cupcakes Reach Critical MassPlus: Norway’s cuisine revolution; why overweight children snack in groups
  33. Mediavore
    Julie and Julia Premieres; Coke’s Carbonated MilkJulie and Julia shown to L.A. and Coke’s in the milk biz
  34. Health Concerns
    Just How Did We Get This Fat?Several recently published books that tackle the question: Just how the hell did Americans get so fat?
  35. NewsFeed
    Street Vendors! New York Wants You to Operate a Green CartLooking for a summer job?
  36. NewsFeed
    Williamsburg and Bushwick Declared City’s Fattest NeighborhoodsYou might not guess it from riding the L, but Williamsburg (and Bushwick) are New York’s most obese neighborhoods.
  37. Mediavore
    East Side Vendor Owes City Thousands; Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are EverywhereAnd a street vendor who owes the city $16,000 in fines, discounted wines at Country, and more, in our morning roundup of news and gossip.
  38. Mediavore
    Calorie Law Put on Hold; ‘Top Chef’ Spike to Open Burger JointChain restaurants don’t have to post calorie info just yet, nightclub/boat the Frying Pan plans to reopen in May, and Spike from ‘Top Chef’ plans a burger-and-shake joint.
  39. Mediavore
    David Lee Roth Is a Shitty Tipper; Alan Richman Out at BloombergThe Shitty Tipper Database on bitterwaitress.com keeps track of people like David Lee Roth, who recently left a $20 tip for a $200 lunch. [NYP] Alan Richman is out as Bloomberg’s food critic. [Eater] The bhut jolokia chile pepper is 200 times hotter than a jalapeño and could potentially be used in pepper sprays, but people like eating it and U.S. sales are projected to increase 500 percent this year. [WSJ]
  40. Mediavore
    Restaurant I.D.-Theft Ring Exposed; Ted Nugent–Influenced CuisineWaiters in 40 restaurants formed a huge identity-theft ring, recording credit-card numbers and making $3 million in purchases. [Fox NY] Donald Trump gets a sweetheart deal from the state to build Trump on the Ocean, a huge restaurant and banquet hall, on Jones Beach. [Newsday] Chef J.J. Rachou is still feeling the sting from his Department of Health closure and can’t bring himself to reopen Brasserie LCB yet. “If you lift every can, you find a cockroach,” he says. [NYT]