Food

Is It Time to Tax Junk Food?; Sex Toys Replace Food in Trucks

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Studies time and again reveal that foods high in sugar and fat and that are processed are bad for our health. Mark Bittman says it’s time to start taxing them.
[NY Times]

Could the potato be fattening? We know that fries are, but a new study shows that ordinary potatoes eaten in moderation could also lead to weight gain.
[Sydney Morning Herald]

If state Sen. Michael Nozzolio has his way, sweet yellow corn will soon become New York’s official vegetable.
[NY Post]

Daniel and Derek Koch of the Day & Night parties at the Oak Room are suing the owner for $1 million for breaking their three-year agreement.
[NY Post]

Trojan is hopping on the food-truck craze with its Good Vibrations sex-toy truck, which will peddle vibrators around Manhattan and Brooklyn later this week.
[MSNBC]

Radiation poisoning has become a growing threat to Japan’s food chain as unsafe levels of cesium are found in beef, vegetables, and the ocean.
[Bloomberg]

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