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    March 18, 2014

    Lunch to Blame for Why KSDK Staffers Didn't Stop Kirkwood High School Lockdown: NYT

    When Kirkwood School staff called KSDK NewsChannel 5 earlier this year to confirm that the stranger who'd wandered on campus was actually a reporter and to prevent a full-blown lockdown, they couldn't get an answer. Turns out, everyone was out to lunch.

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    November 15, 2012
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    August 23, 2010

    The USDA Snaps Into the New Healthy Eating Incentive Plan

    The government can't tell people what they can eat, but a new USDA program gives incentive to eat healthy. The Washington Post explains changes in SNAP (the new name for food stamps) that will reward people for eating fruits and vegetables. Participants will receive 30 cents for every dollar they sp ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 1.28

    ​ Animal rights group infiltrates dairy, releases undercover video of animal abuse. (ABC News)Mayors place Superbowl food bets. Guess who's wagering spicy shrimp. (Indianapolis Star)A firing and a lawsuit over one slice of cheese. (BBC)Germain-Robin Distillery's long history of small batches ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Food News Reduced to Haiku: The Giant Tuna

    ​bluefin tuna sellsfor 16 million-plus yennot many fish left(AP, via New York Times)

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    December 16, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.16

    ​ Study officially links fructose syrup to obesity and diabetes. (Times Online)Companies don't keep promise to push healthy food to kids, but Campbell's is reducing the sodium in SpaghettiOs. (Los Angeles Times, Associated Press)A look at the Le Fooding festival in Paris. (New York Times Mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.11

    ​ Food companies give excuses for the amount of air in packaging. (The New York Times)Coffee doesn't have a sobering effect. (BBC)There's a new wine club. In a British high school. (New York Daily News)Florida oranges are shrinking. ( of Virginia class experiment finds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 11.2

    ​ Michigan blueberry producer under fire for child labor violations. (NPR)Company recalls Wal-Mart and Kroger store brand dairy products. (Associated Press)How to increase food production 70% in 40 years. (The New York Times)Humanely-raised veal? Is that possible? (Washington Post)Competitive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.28

    ​ How to fail at the food co-op. (The New York Times)Oyster ban threatens industry. (MSNBC)Name that Halloween candy. ( look at Yuengling Beer's 180 years of brewing. (ABC News)Missouri wine sales increase. (KOMU-TV)

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    October 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.26

    ​ Proposed Atlantic fishing ban scares sea captains, sellers. (WESH - TV)New book tells readers how to drink like Norm. (Baltimore Sun)Ice goes epicurean. (Los Angeles Times)Smart Choice pulls food labels. (Washington Post)Food sustainability leads to amateur butchering classes. (New York Tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10.9

    ​ Fast food moratorium probably won't solve obesity problem, even as Burger King redesigns to bring people closer. (Los Angeles Times, Advertising Age)Michael Pollan's readers share their eating rules. (The New York Times)New York Times disses southern fried chicken. Civil War II commences. ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 10.6

    ​ Studies show that family dinners curb adolescent drug abuse. No study yet on the effects of study-induced guilt. (The New York Times)Big food website offers food bloggers cash to shut down. (The Los Angeles Times)New Missouri Department of Agriculture program aims to help small farmers and ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.17

    ​Supervalu, the parent company of Shop 'n Save, recalls frozen mac and cheese for listeria contamination. (Associated Press)Marion Nestle has some ideas for improving school lunches. So do Whole Foods and Ann Cooper. (San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times)Peaches top the Environmental Wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 7.20

    A fungus is devastating tomato crops in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. (New York Times)Turkey -- Turkey!!! -- has banned smoking in restaurants and other public places. (AP)A lengthy excerpt from the new memoir by New York Times food critic Frank Bruni. (New York Times)

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    July 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.14

    It's All-Star Day, and Bastille Day, and the food news continues apace...Chipotle is throwing its support behind the documentary Food, Inc. (Reuters)A chef blows up his hands while attempting molecular gastronomy. (The Local, via Eater)Is the parking policy at a new Whole Foods location a step too f ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.1

    The people of North Korea face critical shortages of food, a new U.N. report warns. (AFP)The thriving business of shipping horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. (Salon)Speaking of controversial meat: Canadian restaurants are serving more seal. (New York Times)

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    June 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.26

    The challenge of working in the restaurant and bar industry as a recovering alcoholic. Good article. (New York Times)Zimbabwe faces severe hunger issues despite increased crop yields. (AFP)Superstar Chicago chef Grant Achatz sells his memoirs. (New York Times)

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    June 24, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.24

    Creve Coeur-based Monsanto faces lower profits and imminent layoffs. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)The FDA warns that pistachios from the salmonella outbreak earlier this year are being repackaged and sold. (Reuters)Will the recession-busting deals at T.G.I. Friday's and other mid-level chain restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 6.17

    New FDA head Margaret Hamburg meets the press for the first time since being confirmed. (New York Times)A new U.N. report finds that crop prices have fallen with the global recession -- but should still rise over the next decade. (New York Times)Beginning in 2011, any food that uses the cochineal bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.12

    A new report finds that chicken is the leading source for food poisoning in the U.S. (New York Times)The U.N. looks at how to tackle the food and climate crises together. (Reuters)Too busy -- or lazy -- to walk from your cubicle to the office kitchen? You need the new desktop microwave. (CNet)

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    June 11, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.11

    A rise in food prices could be on the way, thanks to shortages of corn and soybeans. (AP)The growing trend of foraging and exchanging fruit within neighborhoods and communities. (New York Times)A new test to identify food tainted with melamine more quickly. (New York Times)

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    May 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 5.26

    A new study suggests a link between childhood obesity and food allergies. (New York Times)The plant that shipped salmonella-tainted pistachios knew about the salmonella, the FDA reports. (AP)The growing number of small slaughterhouses where you can choose your meat before it's killed. It's not a loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.22

    An Illinois company recalls nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli contamination. (New York Times)The federal government wants foreign countries to repeal bans on U.S. meat tied to H1N1 flu fears. (Reuters)Daniel Carasso, the man who popularized yogurt, has passed away. (New York ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.15

    Food firms decide consumers must take ultimate responsibility for the safety of their foods. (New York Times)Mexican government officials chow down on pork to show that the meat doesn't pose a health risk. (AP)Frank Bruni is stepping down as New York Times restaurant critic. (AP)The always charming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 5.12

    The New York Times attempts to sum up all the recent food-safety scares.The EPA bans the pesticide carbofuran. (AP)A man sues Burger King for getting his order wrong and including tomatoes, onions and pickles. (Virginian-Pilot, via Eater)

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    May 8, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.8

    Margaret Hamburg, the Obama administration's nominee to head the FDA, has a positive reception before a Senate committee. (New York Times) The number of people facing hunger in the world will number one billion this year, according to a new report. (Bloomberg) KFC suspends its free chicken promotio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 4.29

    The U.S. pork industry really wishes we'd call it something other than swine flu. (New York Times)Canada readies a protest of the new country-of-origin labeling (or COOL) law. (AP)The big business of inventing "new" cuts of beef. (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    And Now, Back to Reality: Newark High School Violinist Steps Out On Her Own

    Damn you Internet. For the second time in two days, you've brought me a video that makes me want to cry. Yesterday it was Susan Boyle, the Scottish woman who looked like a lamb to the slaughter on Britain's Got Talent, but whose gorgeous voice poleaxed Simon Cowell and restored my faith that sometim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.7

    Georgia rallies around its beloved peanut, salmonella outbreak be damned. (New York Times)The stark realities facing chain restaurants during the recession. (New York Times)From the You Can't Make This Stuff Up Dept.: North Korea accuses South Korea of food poisoning its soccer team prior to a World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 3.30

    A U.N. official warns that tightened credit markets could lead to another spike food costs. (Wall Street Journal)American chefs are going ga-ga over the Mangalitsa, a Hungarian breed of pig. (New York Times)A Smithsonian conference on seafood sustainability urges consuemrs to eat less tuna, salmon a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.7

    In today's news: Eat less, stock your pantry right and consider the virtues of squirrel meat.

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    January 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.2

    In today's news: guilty pleas in China's melamine scandal, a food crisis in the Gaza Strip and wine sales in the recession.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12.5

    In today's news: food safety in China (again), the reopening of a kosher meatpacker and even chicken wings are feeling the economic pinch.

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    December 3, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.3

    Today's news includes more melamine in China, bad news for Robert Mondavi's legacy and the enduring popularity of the White Russian.

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    December 3, 2008

    A Little Pick-Me-Up

    It's that time of the day, when you're drowsing at your desk, thinking about how nice it would be to crawl into your own soft bed, pull the duvet over your head to shut out the December grayness and succumb to oblivion. That's when you know it's time for coffee. Oh, coffee...  The warmth, the s ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12.1

    And Gut Check is back, stuffed nearly to bursting...with news. The FDA today releases a report on its efforts to overhaul its food-safety programs. (New York Times) Restaurants and grocery stores try to find new ways of reducing food waste in light of higher food costs. (Houston Chronicle) Using scr ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    July 31, 2008
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    July 25, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 7.25

    Europe's Food Safety Authority says no, for now, to meat and milk from cloned animals. (New York Times) A Florida congressman wants tomato growers compensated for losses due to the salmonella scare. (Wall Street Journal) The return of the restaurant review in New Orleans. (New York Times) The EPA ... More >>

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    June 10, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.10

    Farmers worldwide fear this year's harvests may not be good enough to help the global food crisis. (New York Times) Fears of salmonella lead several restaurants and stores to pull tomatoes from their menu and shelves, while the FDA continues to seek the contamination's source. (Washington Post) Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 6.5

    The latest on the United Nations summit on the global food crisis: Many nations are more concerned with defending their own policies. (New York Times) The threat of famine looms over Somalia. (CNN) Monsanto announces plans to engineer seeds that would double crop yields. (New York Times) On a lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 5.9

    Myanmar's government seizes food aid from the United Nations. (CNN) The costs of commodity foods may have reached a plateau, but cheap food isn't returning any time soon. (New York Times) Because Gut Check really doesn't mention Gordon Ramsay enough: Ramsay thinks chefs who use out-of-season produ ... More >>

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    April 1, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 4.1

    Farmers are planting fewer acres of corn, which could mean even higher food costs. (AP) On a related note: The number of Americans using food stamps is reaching an all-time high. (New York Times) A little bit of good news for anti-Starbucks coffee geeks: Although Starbucks has bought the high-end ... More >>

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    January 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.22 A report on the rise in the cost of palm and other cooking oils and the severe impact this is having on poor countries. (New York Times) Scientists are beginning to study the long-term effects of E. coli and other forms of food poisoning. (AP) A new study links caffeine consumpti ... More >>

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    January 14, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.14 Carl Karcher, who founded the Carl's Jr. fast-food chain, has died. He was 90. (Orange County Register) The Zagat family is planning to sell its empire of restaurant-, hotel- and, etc.-rating publications. (New York Times) A professor of food studies studies what emigrants from Ind ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 12/17 What's up at the Food Network? Hint: It ain't the ratings. (New York Times) Mike Huckabee can choose any restaurant in New York for lunch. He picks...the Olive Garden. (Serious Eats) Chocolate -- lots of chocolate -- globalization and the Swiss. (New York Times) -Ian Froeb

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    November 19, 2007
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    October 17, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10/17

    The long, troubled tale of farmers trying to bring locally raised carrots to school lunches. (New York Times) Speaking of locally raised food: Another look at the locavore movement and whether it really does benefit the environment. (Reuters) A possible conflict of inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9/5

    I wake up every Wednesday knowing that there will be several good stories in the New York Times, which publishes its dining section today. But this morning there's a bonanza of good stuff from all over the place. Those idiots at the Food Network have dumped Mario Batali. That ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2001

    In the Drink

    Did Sept. 11 send Americans running to the nearest bar?

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