GM Salmon to Be Approved; Coffee Prices Skyrocket

At kosher, all-dairy Basil, a café and wine bar in Crown Heights, all staff are required to adhere to the Lubavitch dress code, even though most are African-American and Caribbean-American. [Wall Street Journal]

The FDA has begun the process to approve the first genetically modified animal for human consumption -- and it's salmon. [Guardian]

Cake Man Raven in Brooklyn is the latest establishment to be accused of labor violations. The Labor Department says it owes workers some $2,600 in unpaid wages. [Crain's]

Cake Boss co-star Remy Gonzalez has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor and is being held on $300,000 bail. [TMZ]

According to a health department report, New Yorkers don't eat enough fruits and vegetables, but still live longer than other Americans. [NY Post]

Stumptown Coffee Roasters will not serve espresso at its forthcoming coffee bar in Red Hook. Instead all coffee will be brewed. [NY Times]

Coffee Prices are at a 12-year high these days, due to high demand and the speculative nature of coffee futures. [NPR]

As school lunches come under scrutiny, chocolate milk, which makes up some 60 percent of all milk served in cafeterias, has become a target. [NY Times]

The latest poll found that 54 percent of Americans do not trust the seafood from the Gulf, despite it being declared safe. [Wall Street Journal]

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