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Sampler Platter: Pot brownies were culprit in case of sickened teachers; Tavern on the Green bankruptcy; more seating at Joan's on Third

September 11, 2009 |  6:00 am
Brownies Some people get poisoned by shellfish, some people get poisoned by brownies in today's roundup of food news.
--Tavern on the Green files for bankruptcy. Bloomberg
--Why we're storing billions of seeds. TED
--The hoki, an unlikely star among seafood, causes a row. New York Times
--Smart Choices, a food industry-backed labeling campaign, deems Froot Loops, Fudgsicles and mayonnaise "smart choices." FOX
--Food poisoning at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant probably caused by norovirus from shellfish. Guardian
--Rogue sidewalk vendor sells pot brownies to unsuspecting L.A. teachers.
--Joan's on Third expands outdoor seating; D’Amore’s reopens. Blackburn + Sweetzer

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times