Morning Grind

Morning Grind: March 13, 2012

By on March 13, 2013 8:00am EST

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web. 


Americans are actually drinking more water than soda for the first time in three decades, according to a new report from industry tracker Beverage Digest. Soft drinks have been the American beverage of choice ever since the eighties, when big soda companies like Pepsi launched massive celebrity endorsement campaigns (like the infamous Michael Jackson commercial). By 1998, Americans were drinking 54 gallons of soda per person a year, compared to just 42 gallons of water.

Guess we don’t need Bloomberg’s ban after all.


Hostess is set to sell their brand to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., who made a joint offer of $410 million to revive these now extinct snack cakes. Originally Hostess anticipated a bidding war for their popular products which include Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, etc. but no additional qualifying bids came in.

We also don’t need your stockpiled Twinkies.


First, we know that personal actions can reduce waste. Just like remembering to turn off the lights when you leave a room, a simple tweak like making a shopping list and sticking to it, or checking your cupboards before going to the store, can dramatically reduce food waste. In the United Kingdom, households that followed simple guidelines like these trimmed their avoidable food waste 18 percent.

With food waste at 40% in America, perhaps we should take cues from other countries.

Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson is the Associate Editor and Community Manager at Food Riot. Give her all the bacon and eggs you have. Follow her on Twitter: @deadwhiteguys