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.
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]