Pepsi Shuns Super Bowl XLIV; Padma Lakshmi Among People's 'Most Intriguing'
Only 91 contaminants of the 60,000 chemicals used in the U.S. are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which means that a number communities' drinking water may be legal, but laced with cancer-causing agents. [NY Times]
The White House vegetable garden has been planted for the winter with spinach, lettuce, carrots, mustard greens, chard, and cabbage. "Hoop houses," inexpensive coverings that trap heat during the day to store for overnight, are being used during the cold months. [AP]
Pepsi is opting out of this year's Super Bowl, after using the event as an advertising stage for 23 years in a row, to instead place its ad dollars in a cause-related marketing program. Last year, Pepsi was the biggest advertiser during the game, which is TV's most expensive ad showcase. [Wall Street Journal]
Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi talks about her pregnancy in the new People: "It was very important for me to be a mom," she says. The magazine named her one of its "25 Most Intriguing People of 2009." [NY Daily News]
Now that Hideki Matsui has announced he will leave the Yankees for a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, Go! Go! Curry might have to change its M.O. The Yankee-themed katsu joint doles out free toppings when Matsui hits home runs. [NY Times]
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