Meat Prices Could Shoot Up 7 Percent This Year; Upscale Supermarkets Hit China


The floods, droughts, storms, and tornadoes that hit the United States in April and May could mean a severe spike in food prices, including a 7 percent increase in the price of meat over the next year. [NPR]

Deliverymen for Chinese restaurants are increasingly using electric bicycles — much to the chagrin of the NYPD. [NY Times]

A marathoner from Bay Ridge won Saturday’s second annual Pizza Run, running 2.25 miles in 15 minutes and 24 seconds, which included separate stops to scarf down three slices of pizza. [Daily News]

A baking robot designed by MIT’s Distributed Robotics Lab uses a laser to identify ingredients and robotic arms to mix and scrape dough. [io9]

The newest trend in China? Upscale supermarkets, including the 32,000-square-foot Bazaar by Lotus in Shanghai, which boasts 7,000 products, 70 percent of which are imported. [China Daily]