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    January 24, 2011

    Food Safety Law Leads to Food Tracking Frenzy

    Now that the federal food safety law is in effect, the Washington Post looks at what food producers are doing to meet new criteria for food traceability. The law requires all parts of the food distribution chain to be able to quickly trace where food items came from through electronic records to ... 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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 16, 2009

    Voters in More and More Cities Elect to Do Away with Red-Light Cameras

    ​Last week's post about a St. Louis driver who defended himself -- and won! -- a trial vs. the city and a red-light camera ticket, generated lots of traffic on Daily RFT.So, here's another story that should rile up those of you who hate those pesky red-light cameras. In cities where the cameras ha ... More >>

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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 >>

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    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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    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? (Bo ... More >>

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    All the President's Men (1976)

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