Perhaps the best word to describe this week's crop of food news stories is queasy :

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Obesity Theories, New Starbucks Challengers, and Other Food News

Perhaps the best word to describe this week's crop of food news stories is queasy:

Special Report: A Look at Why We're Fat by Karen Ravn (LA Times): The author convenes a panel of experts to evaluate 10 theories on why obesity is so big in America. I'm rooting for air conditioning.

L.A. Official Wants a Change of Menu by Karl Vick (Washington Post): City council member Jan Perry is proposing the city ban new fast food joints in neighborhoods where they make up 45 percent of all restaurants. Another nanny state movie? It's #$^#$ about time? You judge.

A Warning from the Sea by Kenneth Weiss (LA Times): They take our salmon, and now this . . . Ocean temps rise and a bacteria thrives, threatening Pacific oysters -- including the ones growing at our Taylor Shellfish Farms.

Drink Fresh? Subway Tests Out Coffee Concept by Emily Bryson York (AdAge, thanks to Serious Eats): First Dunkin' Donuts, then Mickey D's, now the home of the 12-incher. Starbucks, one more reason to speed up that image revamp.

From the PI, two cautionary tales: Sometimes you can sue a restaurant for screwing with your food and win. Sometimes the whole scheme backfires. Apparently the difference is whether you're the perp or the vic. (Warning: read neither story while you're eating.) Bonus link: One more interesting story you shouldn't read while eating.

Speaking of oysters, here's your instructional video for the week: How to eat an oyster and not spit it back up, courtesy of last year's America's Junior Miss contestants.

 
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