The Chicago Public School System has over 40 school gardens and greenhouses tended by teachers, students and volunteers. The problem, according to the Los Angeles Times, is none of gardens' goods are allowed in the school systems' lunch rooms. School district rules and contracts with food distributo ... More >>
The town that spawned the first drive-thru restaurant puts a moratorium on them. The Christian Science Monitor reports that Baldwin Park, California, home to the In 'N Out Burger that featured the first drive-thru, has placed a nine-month ban on constructing new drive-thru windows in an effort to fi ... More >>
New Jersey state Assembly passes bill requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus. (Convenience Store News)Anti-E. coli treatment might lead to cookie dough shortage. InBev labor dispute affects Stella Artois supply. (USA Today, BBC)People make dinner parties difficult. (Ch ... More >>
E. coli survivor featured in New York Times meat expose sues Cargill for $100 million. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)Cheesemaking to save the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)Overprotective train steward refuses to sell sandwiches. (Daily Mail)Sapporo sells beer made from space station-grow ... More >>
The American Academy of Family Physicians receives a grant from Coke to teach consumers about healthy soda consumption. (Chicago Tribune)Cuba decreases state-funded lunches that feed one-third of the population. (Christian Science Monitor)Small coffee and tea farmers already feeling ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/james_in_baltoToday is the National Day of Prayer. Or, in the words of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, a chance to "pray with conviction that God would continue to shed His grace on thee." This has been going on since 1952 when President (and Missourian) Harry Truman signed ... More >>
Bookworms bore through "Steal Das Book"
The reasons we're resented aren't as simple as President Bush would have you believe
Missouri's junior senator says he is a pro-consumer health-care reformist. But the insurance companies, HMOs and big business, which give him millions, think he's on their side.