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BPA Research Still Inconclusive; Restaurants Faking Letter Grades

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Following 10 years and millions of dollars of research, scientists still don’t know how safe the chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA, is.
[NY Times]

A cab crashed into the Bean coffee shop in the East Village, hitting two bicyclists before smashing into a man inside, resulting in critical injuries.
[NY Daily News]

Restaurants have been caught posting fake “A” Sanitary Inspection Grades, complete with the city seal and health department logo.
[NY Daily News]

A new study reveals that 40 percent of the 637,000 children from kindergarten through the eighth grade were either obese or overweight in the 2008-2009 school year.
[Food Consumer]

The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars is an unlikely champion of vegan food, as a vegan chef’s cupcakes have done quite well against conventional competitors.
[NY Times]

A new documentary short called Lunch looks at the state of the National School Lunch Program, which still favors macaroni and cheese, pizza, and mashed potatoes.
[Wall Street Journal]

Labor Day weekend didn’t just signify the end of the summer, but also the end of Restaurant Week, which was extended from mid-July.
[Wall Street Journal]

Labor Day weekend may be over, but you can still head to Ditch Plains, Fishtail, or Ed’s Chowder House at the Empire Hotel for a great seafood meal.
[NY Post]

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