Carly Simon Sues Starbucks; Are Burgers Bad?

Should Americans banish burgers? Ground beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria has sickened, paralyzed, and even killed people. Bill Marler, an expert on foodborne illness litigation, has been trying to rid the American diet of burgers since the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak of 1993. [CNN]

Carly Simon is suing Starbucks for poor record sales. Just days after she signed with Hear Music, the Starbucks label, the coffee chain scaled back its involvement in the music business. [NY Times]

Canada is asking the WTO to rule against an American food-labeling law that will require food products to be labeled by country of origin. The policy is being viewed as an act of protectionism, as it's causing American pork producers to shift away from Canadian hogs. [NY Times]

In the fight against childhood obesity, day care is the next frontier. New Harvard research shows that few states require childcare providers to keep up with nutritional and physical activity policies practiced in schools. [AP via Google]

Especially now that it's football season, restaurants are offering wings on their menus, but boneless wings are starting to show up more than regular chicken wings. Because wholesale chicken prices are upside down, the wing is now selling at a premium. [NY Times]


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