100 People Get Staph Infections from Gingerbread; Fast-Food Chains Try to Top the Double Down

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At least 100 people have contracted staph food poisoning from eating tainted gingerbread houses sold at Whole Foods, according to the FDA.
[TopNews]

After finding traces of cooked food on the fossilized teeth of Neanderthals, scientists now believe the Ice Age diet included cooked plants and meat.
[Guardian]

Frito-Lay is entering the "natural" food product arena with a plan for converting 50 percent of its snacks to all-natural ingredients in 2011.
[USA Today]

Cornell researchers are working on a commercial 3-D food printer that will enable users to print meals off the internet using raw-food ink syringes.
[Mother Nature Network]

The city's New Business Acceleration Team is a pilot program aimed at helping restaurateurs through the red tape of setting up a business.
[NY Times]

Fast-food chains have calorie-heavy plans for 2010, with Burger King's 1,310-calorie Ultimate Breakfast Platter and Cinnabon items at Taco Bell.
[LA Times]


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