Europe to Ban Cloned Animal Meat; Britain Gets Coke, Mars to Fund Anti-Obesity Program


A new survey reveals that most people don’t know how many calories they should consume in a day to maintain their current weight. [USA Today]

An ongoing stalemate has led the European Commission to let national and local governments decide for themselves whether they will allow genetically modified crops. [NY Times]

Meanwhile, the European Parliament has called for a ban on the sale of foods from cloned animals and their offspring. [NY Times]

In Britain, the government is getting big food corps like Mars, Cadbury, and Coca-Cola to fund its public health program aimed at curbing obesity. [Independent]

Sustainable-seafood advocates are urging people to eat lionfish until it no longer exists outside its native habitat. [Washington Post]

Even in 103-degree heat, frying an egg on the sidewalk proved more difficult than you might imagine. [NY Times]

The Cobble Hill café Ted & Honey is selling homemade baby food after the owner tried store-bought baby food and found it gross. [Brooklyn Paper]