House Defeats Food-Safety Bill; Organic Food Not Any Healthier

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• The House of Representatives narrowly voted down a law that would have given the FDA increased power to enforce food safety. [WSJ]

• A new British study found that organic food is no healthier than conventional food. [Reuters]

• Pat LaFrieda traces the resurgence of burgers to the opening of Shake Shack. [Slashfood]

• Is there a blogger backlash against Julie Powell, the blogger who inspired Julie & Julia? [Gawker]

• Free-hot-dog-and-cheap-beer emporium Rudy's is petitioning the city to let them reopen the bar's backyard. [Eater]

• Governor Paterson partied at Taj until the wee hours last night. [Gawker]

• Veteran restaurant publicist Susan Rike says the current economic climate for the restaurant industry is the worst she's ever seen. [Feedbag]