The Morning Brew: Monday, 10/8



Here's someone we haven't discussed in a while: Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, a.k.a. "Rahodeb," the Wild Oats-hatin' Internet troll. Inspite of Rahodeb's exploits, it looks like the Whole Foods board still supports Mackey. (AP)

Why have spicy foods have become so popular in the U.S.? More adventurous palates? Or baby boomers' fading taste buds? A fascinating look at the intersection of food science and marketing. (Boston Globe)

In case you missed this weekend's news: Sam's Club has recalled ground beef from Cargill because of possible E. coli contamination. (AP)

Jamie Oliver is launching a chain of Italian restaurants in Great Britain. Which I'm sure will end the anti-Jamie backlash. (Guardian)

-Ian Froeb

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