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    August 14, 2014

    Watch Police in Ferguson Arrest, Tear Gas Journalists [VIDEO]

    As demonstrations against Ferguson Police descended into a fourth night of tear gas, rubber bullets and chaos, heavily militarized police officers briefly detained two national journalists, arrested a St. Louis Alderman sharing video of clashes and tear gassed a broadcast news crew. Police actions ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Today's Judgement Day for the Food Safety Bill

    The Food Safety Bill finally gets its Senate vote today. The San Francisco Chronicle rehashes the details of the legislation that was introduced nearly two years ago, and reports that a procedural vote last week indicates the bill's likely to pass.Brent Cunningham of the Washington Post opines on fo ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    The Amazing Story of the Quadruple Amputee Marine From Arnold, Missouri

    Image via WashingtonPost.comTodd A. Nicely was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal​Today is Veteran's Day and, whether you're relaxing at home at the couch or grumbling about being at work, it's easy to lose sight of how much this holiday can mean to people who have either served i ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 3.22

    With last night's debut of "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution", the reviews are rolling in. The Washington Post recognizes it's pap but can't look away. (The Washington Post) New York mobile food vendors turn to Twitter. The immediacy of the social networking site allows owners to tell followers wher ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.4

    ​ Pre-washed bagged salads might not be washed well enough. (Consumer Reports)Arizona-based seafood company accused of selling Vietnamese catfish labeled as grouper to buyers on the Gulf Coast. (Mobile Press-Register)Kosher and halal meat not necessarily a better choice for the environment. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.9

    ​ Wealthy countries leasing land in Ethiopia for farming. (Washington Post)Do industrial farms violate greenhouse gas laws? (The New York Times)U.S. pork not good enough for Russia. (Reuters)Why Stilton isn't made in Stilton. (The Wall Street Journal)Chuck E. Cheese as Fight Club. (Chicago T ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 12.3

    ​ Texas Tyson plant cited for unsanitary conditions. (Associated Press)A fifteen-year cheddar to debut. (Wisconsin State Journal)FDA investigation of caffeine added to alcohol might endanger coffee stouts and porters. (Washington Post)Galveston Bay faces severe oyster shortage. (The New York ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12.2

    ​ How to eat healthy at airports. (Washington Post)A remembrance of coffee shops past. (Chicago Tribune)Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher interning with the USDA. (ESPN)Singapore's Satay Man is the last of a dying breed. (The Atlantic)Monsanto draws antitrust scrutiny. (Washington Post)

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    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 >>

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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 >>

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    October 15, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.15

    ​ Kitchens of the future, featuring your very own biosphere. (Washington Post)California bill would mandate labels for sustainable seafood. (Contra Costa Times)Worlds largest cocktail party at University of Georgia - University of Florida football game gets pooped. (The Sporting News)Archaeol ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10.14

    ​ Dairy farmers file class action suit against four big milk corporations accused of monopolizing and price fixing. (Associated Press)New York chefs lose weight to raise money for hunger organization. (Reuters)All's not well in the worlds of sex and food. (The New York Times)Cheese consumptio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.12

    ​ Despite recent food-borne illness outbreaks, key food safety positions remain unfilled. Meanwhile, Japan bans beef from Nebraska processing plant after finding mad-cow prevention violations. (Cattle Network, Market Watch)McDonald's in the Louvre? No big deal. (UPI)Bologna healthier than PB ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.5

    ​ New York state officials scramble to fine kangaroo meat sellers before the meat becomes legal in November. (Albany Times Union)A look at what E.coli does to its victims. (The New York Times)How much will it cost to fix the busted school lunch program? (Washington Post)A Montreal chevre wins ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8.14

    ​The latest food recalls include listeria-tainted cheese in Pennsylvania and New York, and E.coli in ground beef in California and Arizona.  (United Press International, Los Angeles Times)Whole Foods CEO John Mackey gives his two cents on health care reform. Ezra Klein responds. (Wall Str ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.10

    ​An outbreak of salmonella linked to meat from a California packing plant. (Reuters)Inside the trouble restaurant empire of Gordon Ramsay. (Wall Street Journal)A new study finds that women eat less when their dining partners are men. (Washington Post)

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    August 3, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 8.3

    After initially rejecting it, the U.S. House passes sweeping food-safety legislation. (Washington Post)Is the demand for meat behind the slaughter of horses in Florida? (AP)The ballyhooed 2005 vintage of Bordeaux is now a (relative) steal. (Wall Street Journal)

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    July 31, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 7.31

    Holy crap! It's the last day of July!Much more on the blight that has devastated the tomato crop in the Northeast. (New York Times)A new study reiterates concerns that we are overfishing the world's oceans. (Washington Post)Gawker says the food bloggers hating on Julia Child-aping blogger Julie Powe ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    The Morning Brew: 7.28.09

    How nanotechnology could impact the food we eat. (Boston Globe)A case study in how food-safety practices break down, from Panera. (Chicago Tribune)A review of the latest entry in the Eat This, Not That! series. (Washington Post)

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    June 22, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.22

    The mysterious outbreak of E. coli in Nestlé Toll House cookies. (Washington Post)The International Whaling Commission meets amidst concerns of increased trade in whale meat. (AFP)Recession be damned: It's time for the Bordeaux wine fair. (AFP)

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    June 9, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.9

    The public fascination with what the Obamas are eating, including a certain St. Louis pizza joint. (AP)Russia expands its ban on pork imports from the U.S. (Washington Post)European winemakers stop a proposal to allow rosé wine to be made from blending red and white wines. (Guardian)

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    June 2, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 6.2

    Do fish feel pain? An angler considers the question. (Slate)A fast-food chain as a sign of national security in the Philippines. (Washington Post)Screw the recession: It's a $4,000 (roughly) curry! (Daily Mail)

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    June 1, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.1

    The Obamas dine at Dan Barber's acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, Blue Hill. (Washington Post)A New York Times editorial argues that, for all her support of local and organic foods, Michelle Obama doesn't give the act of cooking enough support.China cracks down on a dish that begins with killing a ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 5.4

    How the pork lobby fought the name swine flu. (Washington Post)A taste test pits pâté against dog food. (Los Angeles Times)Plastic wine bottles? An Australian company says they leave a smaller carbon footprint than glass. (Reuters)

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    April 17, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 4.17

    The state and local officials who do much of the work in food-safety incidents need more support, according to a new report. (Washington Post)Gordon Ramsay is accused of preparing food for a few of his restaurants at off-site kitchens. (Bloomberg)Via Eater, a truly scary story: A giant McDonald's si ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 3.12

    The Obama administration has selected former New York City health comissioner Margaret A. Hamburg to lead the FDA. (Washington Post)Why do we love salt? A new study suggests a new reason: It's an antidepressant. (BBC News)London renowned Fat Duck reopens after a mystery illness sickened 400 diners. ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 2.12

    The head of Peanut Corp. of America appears before Congress, repeatedly takes the Fifth and refuses to eat a sample of his company's peanut butter. (Los Angeles Times)An interview with new Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. (Washington Post)Ethanol, the biofuel of the future as recently as last y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12.23

    In today's news: an unlikely outbreak of food poisoning, tough drunk-driving laws in Brazil and a pricing dilemma for restaurants.

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    December 12, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 12.12

    In today's news: the FDA on the benefits of seafood vs. the risks, eating nuts for heart health and eating camel meat for the environment's health.

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    November 26, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 11.26

    A record number of Americans -- 30 million -- now use food stamps. (Los Angeles Times) Experts say the FDA needs a major overhaul under the new Obama administration. (Washington Post) The Great Massachusetts Meat Mystery: Who has left raw meat in the same public location six times now? And why? (Bos ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 10.6

    The FDA says trace amounts of melamine in food pose no health risk. (Washington Post) A new salmonella outbreak, this one apparently caused by people undercooking chicken in the microwave. (Medical News Today) A look at Michelin's 2009 starred restaurants for New York City. ( - Ian Froe ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 7.29

    A new FTC report finds that food firms aim $1.6 billion in ads at kids. (AP) An interesting article on a new restaurant built by "crowd-sourcing" -- like open-source software, but for a new business. (Washington Post) Meet the shrew that lives on beer -- and doesn't get drunk. (Wired) - Ian Froeb

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    June 13, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.13

    Special Baltimore hotel room edition! Reaction from Governor Blunt and others to InBev's offer for Anheuser-Busch. (AFP) The latest on the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes and serious Congressional criticism on the FDA's food-safety efforts. (Washington Post) Pirates threaten World Food Program fo ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    June 2, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 6.2

    The United Nations lays out an ambitious agenda for the summit on the global food crisis, which begins tomorrow in Rome. (Washington Post) Some aren't happy that Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will be present at the summit. (AFP) The Israelis aren't happy that Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.29

    A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office says investment in Sub-Saharan Africa didn't help agricultural development, contributing to the current food crisis. (Washington Post) What are higher food costs driving U.S. consumers to buy? Spam. (AP) The River City Rascals and, soon, ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 5.22

    As expected, President Bush vetoed the farm bill. However, the bill passed both the House and the Senate with enough votes to override a veto. (AP) Even record crop production won't bring down food costs, according to a new UN report. (Guardian) Last week's immigration raid on an Iowa slaughterhou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Smaller Portions, Smaller Plates and Other Ways the Restaurant Biz Is Dealing With Food Costs

    A very good article in today's Washington Post on how restaurants are handling the rise in food costs and the money worries of diners. It might not surprise you that the real winners here are the restaurant consultants. A few choice excerpts after the jump.

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    February 22, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 2.22 The meat industry might be trying to reduce the scope of the recent 143 million-pound meat recall. (Wall Street Journal) Smithfield Foods will reduce its hog herd by 4 to 5%, due to rising feed prices. Wait -- this is good news, right? (Reuters) The story that keeps on giving: ... More >>

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    January 23, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 1.23 The New York Times finds high levels of mercury in tuna from several New York City sushi restaurants. At a few restaurants, levels exceeded the point where the FDA has the right to remove the food from the market. More New York news: Chain restaurants in the city now must display calo ... More >>

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    January 15, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.15 As expected, a new -- and very long -- FDA report finds that the meat and dairy products of cloned animals are safe for consumption. (Washington Post) The New York Times is publishing a series of articles detailing the impact of the demand for seafood in Europe on the global fis ... More >>

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    October 30, 2007
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    October 12, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 10/12

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says it's investigating 11 cases of salmonella poisoning possibly linked to the outbreak in Banquet-brand chicken and turkey pot pies.Read the DHSS press release right here. An overview of recent food safety incident ... More >>

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    October 3, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 10/3

    In case you missed last night's post: This week's review, Keep It Down and Drink of the Week are now available online. Concerns about food safety could hold up passage of the new farm bill in Congress. (Washington Post) Rats prefer the organic biscuit and other cool notes on ... More >>

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    October 2, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 9/26

    An E. coli outbreak at an Indiana elementary school. No word yet on the cause. ( Another case of bluetongue in England. (AFX News) Sports drinks pose problems in the efforts to restrict junk food at schools. (Washington Post) Former FDA officials say the age ... More >>

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    September 19, 2007

    The Morning Grog: Wednesday, 9/19

    Avast, ye scurvy -- oh, screw it. More details on food firms' plans to have the FDA oversee imported food. (Washington Post) A trip to the farmers' market and a homemade lunch with the inimitable Alice Waters. Who is looking for a friend, by the way. (New York Times) I ... More >>

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    August 28, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8/28

    Our long national nightmare is over, my friends: Whole Foods has purchased rival Wild Oats for $565 million. (Washington Post) A new study finds that the obesity rate in America is, um, growing. The study's authors believe government intervention is necessary. (CNN) This is the best part of the ar ... More >>

  • Film

    January 19, 2005

    All the President's Men (1976)

    In which porn and journalism become forever intertwined

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