Chicken of the Sea by Steven A. Shaw (NY Times): An op-ed about why pregnant women have nothing to fear from sushi. Now, if someone

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The Food Section: July 18, 2007

News from around the ... uh ... foodosphere

Chicken of the Sea by Steven A. Shaw (NY Times): An op-ed about why pregnant women have nothing to fear from sushi. Now, if someone would only write the same article about salami and good cheese.

Show Organic Farmers the Money by Andrew Leonard (Salon - annoying ad to view): I'm a huge fan of Leonard's "How the World Works" blog, which teases out the most improbable connections between economies and cultures. Here he has a go at the "green revolution" proponents who argue the world would starve without petrochemical fertilizers. (Bonus link: The Ethicurian posts a link to a study Leonard cites.)

Cheeseburger Pizza--Bush’s Favorite Artery-Clogging Treat by Zoe Williams (UK Guardian): First, the White House releases W's "reading" list. Then all the legally downloaded music on his iPod. Now comes a hot list of the president's favorite snacks, and of course some Democrat-sympathizing journo who's not even American has to make snarky comments. Bonus link: other presidential faves. 

Why the Dark Glasses? by Greg Kitsock (Washington Post): Anheuser-Busch has released a new draft-only "micro"brew, Skipjack Amber. Not only does the company admit that its reputation is mud by removing the Anheuser-Busch name from the beer, but it's designated Skipjack Amber a regional Southeastern brew. Which means you, snooty Northwestern ale-coholic, won't be able to taste it.

Biofuel Demand Makes Fried Food Expensive in Indonesia by Fitri Wulandari and Mita Valina Liem (Reuters): Speaking of how the world works, this story just makes me sad. Think this story doesn't affect you? Read this.

 
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