The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 10/16

Oct 16, 2007 at 8:44 am

Today is World Food Day, which is not, alas, an excuse for everyone to feast on their favorite dishes. Instead, it's a reminder that not everyone is fortunate enough to have the resources to debate eating locally vs. globalization, seek out the best Philly cheesesteak or make fun of Hardee's. (AFP)

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Some 854 million people, or about one in seven, lack sufficient food, according to the Rome-based [Food and Agricultural Organization].

A scientist looks at the genetic factors that cause people to equate food with pleasure, thus contributing to obesity. (UPI)

-Ian Froeb