The Morning Brew: Friday, 1.2

Happy New Year. Here are a few headlines from the past few days:

Several of the food executives at the heart of China's melamine scandal plead guilty. (New York Times)

Disputes over the severity of the food crisis in Gaza in light of Israel's military strikes there. (Daily Telegraph)

A look at how the recession has affected wine sales. (New York Times)

- Ian Froeb