Lunch Room Chatter: Subsidize then tax sodas
The latest in food news, ideas and philosophy, just in time for your lunch break.
* Talk about enhanced water. (TIME)
* Today's required reading: "Finally, there’s the elephant in the room here—and let me be clear that by elephant I mean Republicans and Democrats and by here I mean Congress—in the form of subsidies. Does it makes sense for the government to subsidize corn and, consequently, help make high fructose corn syrup cheaper? Of course not. But it makes even less sense for the government to both subsidize it and tax it. If you believe more expensive soda means lower obesity rates, then ending corn subsidies is a better way to both lower taxes and make soda more expensive." (Okra)
* Get a "Mouthful." (Eater)
* Be prepared for even longer lines. (TLC)
* Today's Super Bowl factoid: Black Eyed Peas to be Ushered, then Slashed. (WUSA9)
* Kids: Don't worry, the farm won't hurt you. (Los Angeles Times)
* Kiss your organics goodbye. (Atlantic Food)
* The immobile food truck is curbed. (TBD)
| February 3, 2011; 11:30 AM ET
Categories: Food Politics, Food labeling, Media, Television | Tags: Lunch Room Chatter, Tim Carman
Save & Share: Previous: Top Chef All-Stars Ep. 8: French beats Italian?
Next: Super Bowl Smackdown IV: Chip shots
Posted by: margaret6 | February 6, 2011 9:21 PM | Report abuse