Mochi Kill Japanese Revelers; Food Safety Bill to Be Signed Today


Mochi, or sticky rice cakes, popular on New Year’s Eve in Japan, send hundreds of people — mostly aged 60 and over — to the hospital each year, making it the most suffocating food in the country.
[Wall Street Journal]

Bison ranchers are having a hard time keeping up with the growing demand for bison meat that has followed reports of its health benefits.
[Huffington Post]

Restaurant chains are pushing low-calorie options post-holiday, such as Applebee’s new SkinnyBee cocktails and Dunkin’ Donuts’s egg-white veggie Wake-Up Wraps.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

About 90 percent of people polled said their diet was much healthier than it actually is, due to large amounts of sugar, fat, and carbohydrates they consume.
[NY Daily News]

Remember that revolutionary food safety bill that was passed — twice — late last year? President Obama is signing it into law today.

Sandra Lee, New York’s “first girlfriend,” started acting like a governor’s wife, visiting a food bank near Albany yesterday.
[NBC New York]

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 4, 2011


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