Why We Can’t Eat Canada Geese; How the Cost of Bacon is Rising; and More


Canada geese killed in New York this month to help control the population were double-bagged and thrown in landfills because there is no way to process the meat into food. Also, it would take six years to study the safety of the bird meat.
[NY Times]

The city has reportedly spent $3.3 million on food and drink for workers and guests since the start of the year, an amount that could hit $5.7 million by the end of the year.
[NY Post]

The cost of fresh pork bellies, from which bacon is made, are at an all-time high of $1.35 a pound, which is likely to affect bacon prices.
[Wall Street Journal]

Scientists believe that eating meat helped us evolve. The dietary change, occurring some 2.3 million years ago, offered more calories and fat to plump up our brains.

Shocker: BP’s chief operating officer was recently asked whether he’d eat seafood from the Gulf now that the spill is dissipating, to which he quickly replied, “I absolutely would.”

More details on the underground grilled cheese dealer: The sandwiches go for $5-$7, depending on the cheese, bread, and extras. They get extra crispy in the oven, post-frying.
[NY Post]

Sure, restaurants are pissed about letter grading. But even worse, they say, is the new health department website that has made older inspection data easily accessible.
[NY Times]

The Bronx has caught on to the trend of backyard chicken coops, with a number of people raising their own birds for über-fresh eggs.
[NY Daily News]

Vending machines have started to use technologies such as credit card readers and sales-tracking devices. Until now, the industry largely resisted innovation.
[Wall Street Journal]

Adults consume more than twice the daily recommended amount of salt, mostly thanks to processed foods and restaurant meals.
[Wall Street Journal]

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