Food news from around the tweeterwebs:

Rebecca Rothbaum at the Atlantic Online writes about a mobile farmers market in Beacon, N.Y. -- a produce bus

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Mobile Farmers Markets, GMO Corn Plastic, and Other Food News

Food news from around the tweeterwebs:

Rebecca Rothbaum at the Atlantic Online writes about a mobile farmers market in Beacon, N.Y. -- a produce bus that drives around to low-income neighborhoods. A similar program in New York City wants to bring 1,000 "green carts" onto the streets. These initiatives sound great, but a similar program in West Oakland had to shut down after four years.

Am I just a Hoosier or do sweet corn panna cotta and sweet corn pudding sound good to you, too?

This is a topic that keeps appearing, but it bears repeating: "Chinese restaurant syndrome"/MSG allergy is not real, people. Trust science. Science knows all.

On Grist, Umbra Fisk looks into the biodegradable corn plastic that we've decided will save our landfills, and discovers that most of it is made by Cargill using GMO corn. Would I look like the biggest eco-dork ever if I packed a tiny cloth envelope with a full set of silverware and chopsticks into my shoulder bag? More importantly, could I make a million dollars selling these envelopes to other eco-dorks?

Jane Black at the Washington Post is attempting to launch the heirloom tomato backlash.

A quick post on Ethicurean signals that WSU scientists may have figured out what's causing colony collapse disorder: a combination of pesticides and a virus that's like AIDS for bees.

Seattle Metropolitan just put up a map of the city's upscale food vendors, showing the locations of where they appear on different days.

 
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