BACON AND PORK SHORTAGE “NOW UNAVOIDABLE”
A British trade group is predicting a pork and bacon shortage next year, blamed on the drought conditions that hurt the corn and soybean crops this year. [Los Angeles Times]
MARKETING TO KIDS: SO HOW IS THE FOOD INDUSTRY DOING? The FTC is revising a 2008 report that looked at how food companies market products to children, expected to be released by the end of 2012. [ABC News]
NO MORE JUNK FOOD AT THE HOSPITAL...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s health crusade continues, now looking to ban sugary and fatty foods from public and private New York City hospitals with the Healthy Hospital Food Initiative. [The Boston Globe]
THE SCIENCE OF “TASTE”
Food scientist and author Barb Stuckey demonstrates why taste and smell are so integral — and intertwined — when determining and describing flavor. [National Geographic]