A collection of food-related stories from across the web.

• “Food companies are mounting an aggressive year-end push to head off mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.” [Associated Press]

• What it’s like brew beer in occupied Palestine. “They thought I went out of my mind to open a brewery in a Muslim country.” [Eater] Meanwhile, Israel’s army is adjusting the food it provides soldiers as more turn to veganism. [NPR]

Chipotle is taking a hit for the latest sickness generated at its stores, this time an outbreak of norovirus in Boston that has taken down at least 120 people. “I’m sorry for the people who sick,” CEO Steve Ells said. [TODAY] Crisis experts are giving the company’s response “a C.” [Nation’s Restaurant News]

• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports sales of antibiotics for use in livestock rose 23 percent between 2009 and 2014. [Reuters]

McDonald’s has opened a stand-alone McCafé in Toronto, featuring French croissants, Egg McMuffins, quinoa-edamame salads and more. [Press release] Meanwhile, a research group says the all-day breakfast “is luring in new and lapsed customers.” [Wall Street Journal]

• A Japanese company has invented sliced chocolate that looks something like dark American cheese. [Bourbon]

• “Americans said they would splurge an average of $203 in order to have a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at a gourmet restaurant, according to a recent online survey.” [Press release]

UberEATS is a new food-ordering app from the $62.5-billion ridesharing company. “Uber provides an ‘Instant Delivery’ service that narrows users’ options to no more than five menu items. Not five menu items from every restaurant in your area—five items total. These meals arrive within five to ten minutes.” [Wired]

• A look at the “outrageous truffle and Barolo dinner” from Boulder’s Frasca Food and Wine. [Eater Denver]

• James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal is launching a line of cannabis-infused foods in Illinois. [Press release]

• Wi-Fi sous vide is here, people. [Wall Street Journal]