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The DigestThis news squirrels were on vacation last month. So welcome to our very first double issue! Here are highlights from last month's food news:

Seafood Chain Red Lobster Closes 99 Stores And Files for Bankruptcy Protection

In Michelin's Latest Guide, 18 Restaurants In Mexico Earn Stars, Including A 10 Foot Square Taco Stand

Materials Scientists Explains Why We Like Beer Cold And Sake Hot

New Periodic Table Of Food Documents Biochemistry Of 1500 International Foods

40-Year Study Finds That Americans Now Consume More Cannabis Than Alcohol On A Daily Basis

Oreo-Maker Mondelez Fined $366 Million For Rigging European Markets

Alabama And Florida Ban The Sale Of Lab-Grown Meat

Did You Know That You Can Hear The Temperature Of Water?

Also, Jasper White, the influential chef and mentor who redefined New England cooking at his restaurants Jasper's and Summer Shack, passed away last month. Food & Wine has some key remembrances. And RIP chef Marcel Desaulniers, the inventor of Death by Chocolate cake, and celebrated New York City chef James Kent, both of whom passed away this month. Peace and love to their families.

For the rest of this month's food news, see below.

—Dave Joachim


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