President Obama Loves A Good Burger; For the First Lady, Mexican Food Rules

Douglas Emlen, an entomologist at the University of Montana, has sparked some debate over his comments in an NPR broadcast about the dung beetle. During the segment, Emlen said that he avoids ground coffee because it's full of ground up cockroaches. [NPR]

Robyn O'Brien, known as the Erin Brockovich of the food industry, exposes hidden dangers the foods we eat on a daily basis in her new book, The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It . [MSNBC]

The French apparently spend the most time per day eating, but have one of the lowest obesity rates among developed nations. Is there a correlation between the fastness of food and the fatness of people? [NY Times]

Michelle Obama loves Mexican, she said recently. In fact, it may be her favorite food in the world. The first lady was responding to questions from DC schoolchildren during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. [Washington Post]

In other presidential tastes news, President Obama and Joe Biden went to an Arlington strip mall for burgers yesterday. At Ray's Hell Burger, Obama ordered a cheddar cheeseburger, medium well, while Biden had a Swiss cheeseburger with jalapeno peppers and ketchup. [Washington Post]


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