Sampler Platter: squid cake, food bank, caterpillars & fast food

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Actual news for today’s Sampler Platter...

  • The most amazing giant squid-shaped cake you’ll see all day. Craft via Boing Boing
  • Ailing Texas food bank plants its own vegetable garden. Dallas Morning News
  • Caterpillars are the culprits in Liberian crop pest mystery. BBC
  • Customers mostly prefer regional or smaller national fast food chains to mega national brands such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr. and Taco Bell, which didn’t even crack the top 10 of this survey. In-N-Out is No. 1. Independent Street via Consumerist

-- Elina Shatkin