The Doggie Bag: Today's Odds and Ends
Torte reform: Not sure if this means we live in the most litigious society ever or the stupidest. Slashfood left us slackmouthed with news that a woman in Cali tried to sue Quaker Oats parent PepsiCo because she felt the word "berries" implied that Cap'n Crunch Crunch Berries are, in fact, a fruit. A judge booted the suit, but not before issuing the following: This Court is not aware of, nor has Plaintiff alleged the existence of, any actual fruit referred to as a "crunchberry."
Froot not fruit: At Food Politics, badass Marion Nestle hits the notion of "functional foods" upside the head. You know functionals -- nutrients shoehorned into foods to make them arguably good for you. Thus Kelloggs is packing fiber into Froot Loops, but Nestle has questions, like what kind of fiber, and how much? And why the hell don't they just make whole grain cereals to start with? Don't mess with Nestle.