Gloucester Water Crisis Goes Federal; Beer Chemists Preserve Flavor

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The federal Environmental Protection Agency is now investigating Gloucester's boil water order, which has been going on for nigh on two weeks. [Globe]

Beer chemists are hard at work to produce beers that can keep their taste long enough to be shipped and sold across the world. [WSJ]

Cupcakes are now available in the Capitol cafeteria. [The Hill]

Related: cupcakes have reached full market saturation, a "cupcake boom", if you will. [Slate]

There's a gourmet food revolution afoot in Norway and the country's chefs are entering the world's radar. [WSJ]

The number of Americans receiving food stamps has risen for eight months straight. [NYT]

A recent study found that overweight children tended to snack much more when hanging out with overweight friends. [Time]