Whole Foods Sells Bad Nuts; Drew Nieporent’s Lazy Sunday


Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He’s pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing.

Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products due to fears of salmonella poisoning, including organic raw hazelnuts, non-organic dry roasted hazelnuts, and non-organic raw hazelnuts. The products were sold in the Midwest and on the West Coast.

How does Drew Nieporent spend his Sundays? The restaurateur, whose empire includes Nobu and Tribeca Grill, starts with a bagel and schvitz, then it’s time for baked Buffalo wings and football. He ends the day with a peak at the food blogs.
[NY Times]

Websites aimed at kids are cluttered with ads for junk food, according to a new study. Of the 28 sites most frequented by kids, like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, most of the food advertised were considered “foods to avoid,” like sugary cereals, candy, soda or fast food.
[ABC News]

Patrons of Freddy’s, an iconic Brooklyn bar, chained themselves to the bar in protest of a court order to close it down to make room for the Atlantic Yards project. The regulars said they would repeat the protest when authorities actually try to seize the Prospect Heights bar.
[NY Post]


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