Smithfield Foods Getting Out of Hog Business; Zane Lamprey Trades Glass for Fork

Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. [Washington Post]

As Kraft pursues a $16.8 billion bid on Cadbury, U.S. fans of the British chocolate producer are snubbing the Americanized version of the chocolate, which is made under license by Hershey. [Wall Street Journal]

Standup comic Zane Lamprey, who hosted four seasons of Three Sheets, has a new show on the Fine Living Network. Have Fork, Will Travel will show him trekking the globe and tasting its foods. [NY Daily News]

Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, is transforming itself into a packaged-foods company following recent struggles it had recovering from the economic downturn and its association with swine flu. [Reuters]

The Teamsters make up the latest group to be up in arms over Whole Foods CEO John Mackey's position on healthcare reform. The Teamsters held a protest at the Entrepreneur's Open Forum at the Numi Tea Garden in Oakland. [Reuters]

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