So it looks like you might have to cut down on the regular Hot Cheetos routine for a healthier colon. And it turns out that gluten could be bad for even if you don’t have a gluten intolerance. On a positive note, at least the Mayan apocalypse didn’t come and we have more time to fix our Cheetos/gluten-loving ways.

  • The New York Times: An extensive study of 968,432 men and women over the course of three decades reveals that those who drank just one cup of coffee per day lowered their risk of oral/throat cancer by 26 percent. Up that to 4-6 cups per day and the percentage of risk was lowered to as much as 50 percent.
  • USA Today: The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to genetically modified salmon, designed to grow twice as fast as their natural brethren.
  • Star Tribune: Peanut butter plant Sunland has struck an agreement that will allow it to reopen for business after its part in a salmonella outbreak, pending the hiring of “an independent expert to help it develop and implement a sanitation plan that is approved” by the FDA.
  • Scientific American: Some eco-advocates are introducing mealworm as a sustainable alternative to popular—but carbon-footprint-heavy—beef, pork, and chicken.
  • Miami New Times: Florida’s Nassau and Suffolk counties are pushing a minimum age requirement for energy drink purchases.
  • Reuters: Since 2009, food companies have invested 20% less on marketing targeted toward children, and products in general have become healthier.