The Morning Brew: Thursday, 9/27

The fact that the Morning Brew is late today has absolutely nothing to do with yesterday's release of the Best of St. Louis 2007 and any drinks that may have been consumed in celebration and/or relief thereof.

Whole Foods has announced that the Wild Oats in Ladue will close next year. A new Whole Foods will open in Town and Country. Lots of interesting speculation about other new Whole Foods in the area. (Post-Dispatch)

Hardee's parent company CKE Restaurants will work with PETA to improve its factory farms. (St. Louis Business Journal)

A look at yesterday's House hearing on food safety. (Reuters)

More E. coli, this time in ground beef. (Medical News Today)

-Ian Froeb