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  1. Mediavore
    Macrobrew Mega-Merger Forces One of PA’s Largest Wholesalers Out ofPlus PA farmers want the USDA to pay for new equipment for tracking diseased livestock, and competitive eating is blowing up in the UK, all in our morning news roundup.
  2. Lists
    A Bumper Crop of Farmers Markets Sprouts Up NationwideWhile California and New York have the most farmers markets, midwest states saw the largest growth in new markets.
  3. User’s Guide
    What Makes Beef DeliciousMark Schatzker believes that America’s focus on fat has produced greasy tasting meat without much flavor.
  4. Mediavore
    Club Junkets Curtailed for Jersey Shore Cast; Narcotics-Stuffed MelonMTV seeks to limit its stars’ appearances and Washington jail officials find forbidden fruit.
  5. Mediavore
    A Pastry Champ Comes to Town; MTV’s Jersey Shore Clubbing WoesPlus: The USDA takes a closer look at school lunch meat, and fast food diets take off, all in our morning news roundup.
  6. Mediavore
    The Glorious History of Great Lakes Lawsuits; Paula Deen Caters Jonas BrothersPlus: prisoners sue over soy-heavy diet, and Bruce Willis diversifies into alcohol, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Health Concerns
    USDA Some Government Agency Raids Frontera, North Pond. Wait, What?Tipped off by a tenuous connection in a Reader article, the Feds go after Rick Bayless and Bruce Sherman.
  8. Health Concerns
    School Lunches Fall Below The Standards of Fast FoodSafety requirements for meat are better at McDonald’s than public school.
  9. Mediavore
    Produce Market May Expand; White House Farmers’ Market to Open
  10. Mediavore
    Feniger and Milk to Cater E.T.’s Emmy Party; Teens Crash Into HawthorneSusan Feniger is making treats for an Emmy after-party and a Hawthorne restaurant has been damaged by joyriding teens.
  11. Mediavore
    The Intersection of Local and Kosher; Chicken Feet DiplomacyPlus: USDA invests in small farms, and Portland’s awesome food scene, all in our morning news roundup.
  12. Food Politics
    Save the Department of AgricultureThe movement to place a sustainable-food-friendly bureaucrat at the USDA continues.
  13. fake food
    USDA Can’t Stop Millions of Pounds of Fake ‘Organic’ Imports From Entering U.S.Officials can’t “provide reasonable assurance” that foreign produce comes from certified farms.