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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/24/2011

Lunch Room Chatter: Fighting obesity means
fighting corporations

By Tim Carman

The latest in food news, ideas and philosophy, just in time for your lunch break.

* Fighting obesity requires standing up to corporations that help finance Congressional campaigns. Ugh. (Food Politics)

* You're not the only one getting fat in your household. (WSJ)

* Only the drug-free can eat for free? (SlashFood)

* "What culinary school has taught me, though -- besides the basic ingredient ratios for mayonnaise, the difference between a jardinière and a julienne, and the massive amount of work that goes into making puff pastry -- is that I enjoy the process as much as the end result." (Good)

* There's no juice left at the Kluge Estate winery. (WaPo)

* They're gathering around the campfire this weekend in Texas. (Foodways Texas)

* "Developing countries are planting GM crops at a more rapid rate than rich countries." (The Economist)

* Chinese heavy-metal rice. (TIME)

* Chefs' guilty pleasures: from banana splits to beans on toast. (The Independent)

* New food safety laws are great. More funding would be better. (Food Safety News)

By Tim Carman  | February 24, 2011; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  Chefs, Food Politics, Media, Wine  | Tags:  Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman  
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