City Farm Café Chosen to Run Union Square Restaurant; How Drilling For Gas Can Poison Food

Starbucks is being sued for firing an employee who is a dwarf after she asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job. [Reuters]

The city's Parks Department has selected City Farm Café as the new operator of the seasonal café in Union Square Park. [Broadway World]

Nutrition advocates protested the use of Ronald McDonald and other kid-friendly marketing tools at McDonald's annual shareholder meeting. [CNN]

Not all readers were thrilled to see Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of Bon Appétit's June issue. "I thought I was looking at InStyle and not BA!" wrote one. [Independent]

Fracking, the process energy companies use to liberate the gas trapped in tiny pockets in the rock when drilling, releases a witch's brew of carcinogens that can poison food. [Salon]

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