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FDA Rejects Ban on BPA; Fast Food Linked to Depression

• The FDA has opted not to ban the industrial chemical known as BPA (found in plastic water bottles and canned food), despite a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council. [Salt/NPR]

• Here's one more reason to avoid fast food: a study shows it's linked to depression. So should we start calling them Unhappy Meals? [Telegraph UK]

• Serious flooding in Fiji has many trapped on the island's resorts, some of which are starting to run low on food and water. [ABC AU]

• AFA Foods is filing for bankruptcy protection, arguing that all this "pink slime" coverage has cut demand for its pink and slimy product. [Bloomberg]

• If you thought you were being responsible by choosing small fish like sardines over big ones, think again: a school of marine scientists is calling for fisheries to catch these so-called "forage fish" at half the current rate. [NYT]

• Blue Palms Brewhouse threw an official re-opening party this weekend. [Patch]

• Encino's The Pizza Cookery was on fire this past Saturday, though firefighters were able to contain the blaze and limit the damage. [Daily News]

• Speaking of health concerns, today Burger King launches changes a year in the making, adding smoothies, chicken strips, and snack wraps to its lineup. [WP]

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