Morning Grind

Morning Grind: July 12, 2013

By on July 12, 2013 8:00am EST

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

A coalition of trade groups and meat packers announced a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture that challenges a rule that went into effect last month requiring producers to include basic information about where animals were born, raised, and killed on meat labels.

This is why we can’t have nice things, by which I mean less food poisoning.


For decades, New York City has been considered the de facto culinary capital of the country…Except this paradigm is showing serious cracks as of late. According to NPR, NYC is experiencing a major talent drain as more and more culinary professionals are leaving the city for greener pastures, making it difficult for chefs and restaurateurs to find qualified cooks.

Bring some of that talent my way. Cost of living ain’t so bad down here.


Americans will get the same ham slabs and bacon slices they have enjoyed for generations, even after Smithfield Foods becomes a Chinese subsidiary, Smithfield CEO Larry Pope told Congress on Wednesday.

“It will be the same old Smithfield, only better,” Pope said at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing.



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Amanda Nelson

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