Kiko's Food News, 7.20.12

The cottage cheese available these days is blowing the stuff of decades past out of the water; using milk from grass-fed cows, stirring and cutting the curds by hand and adding cream for zing, cheese makers are upping the ante (you’ve gotta try the Cowgirls’!): (full story, MSNBC)

Looks like we’re not the only ones with a Gleaning Project: Amber Balakian has taken over her family farm and launched programs that will add new revenue sources (their Spring Lady Yellow Peaches are so juicy right now!): (full story, CUESA)

Maine lobsters are selling 70% below their normal price–a nearly 30-year-low–due to an unseasonably warm winter which created a supply glut throughout the Atlantic lobster fishery: (full story, Wall Street Journal)

Proof that city policy can change behavior: a study found that New York City diners consume 2.4 fewer grams of trans fat per lunch on average two years after the regulation prohibiting restaurants from serving food prepared with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil went into effect: (full story, Los Angeles Times)

Farmhopping, a website launching next month, aims to create a new framework for financing small-scale farming by connecting farms with backers who pay a small sum to invest in a farm for rewards and a say in how it’s managed: (full story, GOOD)

The Bronx has joined the growing list of municipalities working with corner store owners to put fresh fruits and veggies front and center: (full story, New York Times)