Lunch Room Chatter: Uncle Mickey will save us

The latest in food news, ideas and philosophy, just in time for your lunch break.

* “The biggest threat to the Japanese fishing industry right now isn’t radiation. It’s fear.” (NPR)

* A “Top Chef” winner earns a Dead Tree Media award, too. (Eater)

* Conservation and sustainable food programs may get plowed under by the new Farm Bill. (Grist)

* You’re going to need a bigger boat. (GOOD)

* McDonald’s plays the generous Unca Mickey to the U.S. economy. (Atlantic Wire)

* His holiness understands the bond of breaking bread. (Twitter)

* A food library for the research glutton. (NY Times)

* The organic market takes a hit in the UK. (Guardian)

Tim Carman serves as the full-time writer for the Post's Food section and as the $20 Diner for the Weekend section, a double duty that requires he ingest more calories than a draft horse.


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