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Free Weed for Food Donations in California; New York State Fires Kosher Food Inspectors

The Granny Purps, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, gave patients free joints for every four cans of food they donated, with a maximum of three a day. Some 11,000 pounds of food were collected. [NPR]

A look at the PepsiCo Science Park in New Haven reveals an earnest effort to find ways to make snack foods more healthful. [LA Times]

Governor David Paterson has announced plans to terminate the state's kosher inspectors in 2011, as part of an effort to trim the budget deficit. [NACS]

Energy Kitchen, the healthy fast-food chain backed by Vitaminwater co-founder Mike Repole, has plans for 12 new restaurants in 2011 and eventually 1,000 worldwide. [NY Post]

Ariane Daguin, the founder of of D'Artagnan, discusses how she became the queen of American foie gras. [Daily Beast]

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