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Food FYI: Bloomberg's plan for soda ban makes waves

June 1, 2012 |  9:00 am

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SODA WARS

Critics call New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban bigger-than-16-ounce sodas draconian and even discriminatory. But the proposed measure has a loophole big enough to "slip a massive Four Loko through it." [The Atlantic]

SYRUP SHMYRUP

The FDA denies the Corn Refiners Assn.'s petition to change the name corn syrup to corn sugar. The Sugar Assn. is delighted. Consumer advocates say eat less of both corn syrup and sugar. [Los Angeles Times]

FUNNY FOOD 

More food art from Minneapolis designer Brock Davis. You'll never look at a cucumber the same way again. [Colossal Art & Design] 

BAY AREA BBQ BOOM

An explosion of barbecue restaurants in San Francisco. But pulled pork with tea-smoked salmon? [San Francisco Chronicle]

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Barolo giant Aldo Conterno dies at 81 

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-- Betty Hallock

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