A Walk in a Corporate Garden; Grub Crawls A-Go-Go
Corporations like PepsiCo have started planting organic corporate vegetable gardens, where employees can weed during breaks and take home the harvest. [NY Times]
Grub crawls are all the rage these days. Neighborhoods like South Williamsburg and the Lower East Side are ideal for grazing at a string of eateries. [NY Post]
A new study reveals that people believe foods labeled organic will also be lower in calories, which is generally not the case. [Salon]
As the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease is on the rise, the sale of gluten-free products spiked 74 percent from 2004 to 2009. [NY Daily News]
Meanwhile, misdiagnoses have led to people believing they have food allergies when they don't. Some 30 percent of people think they have a food allergy, but only 5 percent do. [NY Times]
Connecticut farmers are not allowed to sell preserves, jams, or pickles at their farm stands. Now, a bill has been passed that would make farm pickles legal. [Wall Street Journal]
Rachael Ray went to Washington with New York's junior senator, Kristen E. Gillibrand, to lobby for increased school lunch funding. [NY Times]
As White House pastry chef, Bill Yosses' duties include keeping bees, weeding his section of the White House garden, and coming up with healthy desserts for the First Family. [NY Times]
Stride, the chewing gum from the Cadbury division of Kraft, has introduced two gum varieties that change flavors called Berry-to-Mint and Citrus-to-Mint. [NY Times]
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