The Countdown Begins for California's Foie Gras Ban; Supermarkets Test Smartphone Apps

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The clock is ticking for the sale of foie gras in California. In eight months, this "delicacy" or "diseased organ," depending on your perspective, will be banned in the state.
[NY Times]


Fast-food chains continue to benefit from a struggling economy. To wit: Domino's Pizza, whose sales were up this year.
[Bloomberg]

Meanwhile, New Yorkers can't get enough of takeout: Residents dine out or order in for 50 percent of their meals.
[New York Post]

Supermarkets are starting to introduce smartphone apps into the shopping experience, so we can expect to see more apps for that, too.
[The Wall Street Journal]

Klout, the social media tracker, has named the top 10 most influential chefs in the food industry. Lo and behold, Rachael Ray is not on the list.
[Nation's Restaurant News]

LivingSocial is launching a new invitation-only service for foodies. LivingSocial Gourmet will be more expensive and exclusive than the pizza deals the site currently has.
[Wall Street Journal]

Vegan bakeries are growing, but many prefer to keep a low profile for fear of scaring off non-vegan customers.
[Wall Street Journal]


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Jmonday556
Jmonday556

California was right to pass a law banning the cruel force-feeding of ducks for foie gras. Even California’s sole foie gras factory farm supported passing the law! See www.humanesociety.org/CAFoieGr... for more info.

Jmonday1156
Jmonday1156

California was right to pass a law banning the cruel force-feeding of ducks for foie gras. Even California’s sole foie gras factory farm supported passing the law! See www.humanesociety.org/CAFoieGr... for more info.

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