Lucky Dip – Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Occupy Toronto squatters get kicked out of the basement of St. Patrick Market, but vow to find another place to squat where they can distribute food to the poor. Oh goody, I’m sure the poor people are looking forward to that. [Toronto Star]

This is a new marketing strategy in the food world that I suspect will become a trend – distract them with an ingredient. As in, talk about the honey in the honey-glazed ham, as opposed to the ham and how it was raised. Just one a of a few scary tactics coming out of Sara Lee. [Mother Jones]

The world’s most influential chefs for the past 15 years. No Canadians, sorry. [Epicurious]

Follow that coffee. Traces of caffeine found in Montreal’s storm drains apparently mean that they city’s sewage system has a leak. Since only humans consume caffeine (and then piss it out), finding it in places where sewage isn’t supposed to be signifies a problem. [National Post]

Sure, you might cut the mold off a wedge of cheese at home and eat the rest, but how do you feel about manufacturers “reconditioning” food products and then selling them? [Daily Mail]

The West End Food Co-op is going to be an outstanding addition to both the city and the neighbourhood of Parkdale. [Toronto Star]

I love oysters, but this statistic is frightening – some 76% of oysters in the UK contain norovirus. [The Independent]

Does serving pre-prepared food to kids make you a bad parent? The author manages to justify it, but the folks in the comments are not buying it. [Eatocracy]