What We're Reading: June 25, 2014

 

The story behind Wimbledon’s favorite cocktail, the Pimm’s Cup. [Food Politic]

 

Classic NYC restaurants face closure in the wake of huge rent hikes. [NYT]

 

The Broccoli Cleanse: cruciferous vegetables could be the key to detoxing the body. [NPR]

 

Public health advocates push for labeling energy drinks as a step towards safer consumption. [HuffPo]

 

Not exactly seedless: a Mexican drug cartel is caught smuggling millions of dollars' worth of pot in fake watermelons. [Foodbeast]

 

Chocolate-Covered Bacon Nougat On-a-Stick and other wacky food creations show up at this year’s Iowa State fair. [Fox News]

 

As food companies try to make their items healthier, they face unexpected consumer backlash. [WSJ]

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