The Morning Brew: 6.15



Almost ten years after "Fast Food Nation", author Eric Schlosser's fighting for food safety reform. He recently answered some questions from Food Safety News about the FDA, the USDA, and how the American food system favors commerce over safety.

Yesterday we looked at the crazy amount of junk food advertising during World Cup broadcasts in host country South Africa. But when the locals aren't falling prey to marketing, what area they eating? The National takes a look at South African cuisine.

Flaming drinks are good, clean fun, right? Just don't purposefully light the bar on fire. The New York Times reports that hip Chinatown bar Apotheke was infiltrated by three undercover fire marshals who arrested co-owner Albert Trummer after he poured liquor on the bar and lit it into a 15-foot by 6-foot wall of flame - a regular event at the establishment. He said, "My intention was not to hurt anybody. I'm an artist. I'm a mixologoist. I'm a cook. But I'm not a pyrotechnic maniac."


Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.