» Nearly one million signatures in California: In a fairly unprecedented move, voters — not politicians — will get to decide on the issue of genetically-modified food. This has food producers, who previously could deal with politicians without too much issue, freaked out. The result? Lately, lobbying groups with such names as the “Coalition Against the Costly Food Labeling Proposition (CACFLP)” and the “California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA)” have been ratcheting up their fight against these bills — and some of the lobbyists behind them have worked for the tobacco industry. Hey lobbyists! If you need some help fighting this, we have an idea for another organization: “California Citizens Against Organizations With Unwieldy Scary Names To Convince You Not To Vote For This Bill We Don’t Like (CCAOWUSNTCYNTVFTBWDL).” You’re welcome, guys.
» That’s a lot of tacos. Now, the company plans to start testing out shells made from other Doritos flavors, and has confirmed that a Cool Ranch-flavored shell is in the works. Considering that the previous record-holder — the Crunchwrap Supreme — was made a permanent part of the menu in 2006, it seems likely that the Doritos Locos will be around for a while. So, have you tried one yet?
I’m (expletive deleted) starving.Celebrity chef Mario Batali • Discussing the diet he’s currently on — he’s eating like he’s on food stamps (an average of $1.48 per meal, or $31 per week) in protest of potential cuts to the federal food stamps program. His family was nice enough to join him in what he calls a conversation starter about being hungry in the U.S. Being a celebrity chef gives him an advantage when using food stamps that others in the situation may not have — he knows ways to make the best of a bad situation, smartly sticking to foods like lentils, apples, rice, beans, peanut butter and jelly. But the problem is, eating good on a diet like this is tough, so many do not. Think his family’s experiment will be effective? (Edit for clarity)