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.