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Food FYI: 1 in 10 food industry workers earns livable wage

June 8, 2012 |  9:00 am

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HARD FOR THE MONEY

A study says just more than 1 in 10 food industry employees in production, processing, distribution, retail and service earn a livable wage. And the vast majority don’t get basic benefits and don’t have many advancement opportunities. [Los Angeles Times]

BUT THERE'S HOPE

An organization called the Restaurant Opportunities Center is trying to improve conditions for L.A.’s restaurant workers, including fighting for better pay and health care. [KCRW]

GUMMY BEAR TASTE TEST

A blind taste test shows there are big differences between German and American Haribo gummy bears, but is one better than the other? [Serious Eats]

SALT RECONSIDERED

The evidence to support the eat-less-salt argument is flimsy. Why have we always been told salt is so bad far us? [New York Times]

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Photo credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu/Los Angeles Times

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