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Morning Grind: July 19, 2013

By on July 19, 2013 8:00am EST

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Under the deal, Glendora-based Naked Juice, owned by PepsiCo., continues to deny that its product labels were misleading or false but has agreed to shell out the money for a settlement fund and to redesign their labels to either eliminate or modify the questionable representations. It will no longer describe its juices as “all natural.”

That makes me haz a sad. 


It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. For the first time, Italy has appointed a “prosecco policeman” – a wine expert whose job is to go round bars and restaurants to check that the light and fizzy aperitif is being served properly.



KFC has Panera envy.

The fried chicken kingpin, eager to tap into a younger, more upscale customer, is about to test a Millennial-friendly store next month — serving the likes of fresh salads and flatbread sandwiches — near its headquarters in Louisville that it has dubbed “KFC eleven.”

Is this really a Millennial thing, or a people-are-tired-of-eating-horrible-food thing?


 The farmers who have been eating quinoa traditionally are still eating quinoa,” he told me. And since their incomes are up, “they’re able to now afford [foods such as] tomatoes and salads and veggies, and foods that they weren’t able to afford before,” Rollet says.

And he’s not alone in thinking that the quinoa boom has been good, on balance, for rural communities in Bolivia.

So much for the rumors that hipster love of quinoa is bankrupting Bolivian farmers.




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