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Traces of Weed Killer Found in Cheerios and Quaker Oats Oatmeal

Plus, millennials are killing potatoes, and more food news

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  • New analysis has found traces of glyphosate, the Monsanto-produced herbacide that is the main ingredient in weed-killer Roundup and has been linked to cancer in humans, in a slew of breakfast cereals such as Cheerios, reports the New York Times. This news comes two years after Quaker Oats was hit with multiple lawsuits after the herbicide was found in its “100 percent natural” oatmeal. Monsanto, Quaker Oats, and General Mills all say the new findings should not worry consumers, and that the amount of glyphosate found in these breakfast foods are insignificant.
  • With tipping being a hot topic these days, Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi started a Twitter discussion on how much gratuity should be left at restaurants. Most of the respondents seem to be upstanding members of society who offer up 20 percent or more.
  • Shake Shack, restaurateur Danny Meyer’s beloved and ever-expanding New York-based burger chain is heading down south again. Shackburgers and concretes will be served in Birmingham, Alabama, when the company’s newest location opens on Wednesday, August 22, reports the Birmingham Business Journal.
  • Spending at restaurants in the United States hit a record high last month, according to Skift Table. Diners spent $61.6 billion at restaurants, bars, and cafes in July, a 1.3 increase in sales from June.
  • Arby’s has been transforming its menu, and Thrillist says the roast beef purveyor is now the best fast-food chain in America.
  • Travel guide Lonely Planet has determined a fish-and-chips shop on Scotland’s Stonehaven Beach is the best restaurant in the United Kingdom. Not only that, LP lists The Bay Fish & Chips at No. 31 in the entire world.
  • Some daring bandits in metro Atlanta stole $100,000 worth of ramen noodles last month, reports the local Fox affiliate. Considering the instant noodles cost about 13 cents per package, that’s a lot of ramen.
  • The latest in California’s coffee-cancer-warning saga, from the New York Times: The state does not plan to apply warning labels to coffee beverages, and it my start telling consumers about coffee’s health benefits.
  • New York rapper Fat Joe and his entourage walked out of a North Carolina Ruth’s Chris Steak House when one of Mr. Joe’s entourage was deemed to be in violation of the restaurant’s dress code, per Page Six. The gentleman was reportedly wearing track pants, which must be a no-no at Ruth’s Chris.
  • No one does whimsical desserts like Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi and the Nerds cake and Nerds truffles she recently made for food-obsessed musician Questlove are shining examples of her culinary mind.
  • And, finally, not only are millennials killing mayonnaise, according to the Independent, they’re killing the potato industry, too. If this keeps up, potato salad will soon only exist in our memories.

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