A larger-than-expected corn crop this season has set off a sharp decline in prices, which could deter food inflation. Corn rose to a high of $7.99 per bushel in June.
Fast-food chains are getting their booze on. In addition to Burger King’s Whopper Bars, two Sonic restaurants in South Florida soon will sell beer and wine.
The New York Health Department’s new incentive for people to use food stamps at farmers’ markets will offer $2 coupons for every $5 in food stamps spent.
Soul Daddy, the winner of America’s Next Great Restaurant, has already closed all its locations after less than two months in operation.
A new study reveals that there is no clear link between eating cured meats, like ham and bacon, and one’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer. So, that’s good news.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 1, 2011