Venison From the Deer Shot in Valley Forge Park Feeds the Needy; Earth May Run Out of Food by 2050

• To cull the herd, U.S. Department of Agriculture sharpshooters have killed 225 deer in Valley Forge National Historic Park, and the resultant 6,900 pounds of venison has been donated to the needy. [Inquirer]

• For the shooting rampage in September at the Northeast Philly Kraft Foods plant that left two employees dead and another seriously injured, Yvonne Hiller will stand trial for murder. [Inquirer]

• Hut, two, no Coke for you. The Army is cleaning up the diet of soldiers in Fort Huachuca, in Arizona, eliminating access to sodas and sugary cereals, as well as fatty meats. [CNBC]

• Turns out we Yanks aren’t the only fatties: a report shows that half of all Europeans are now overweight. [BBC]

Sesame Street, too, is trying to encourage healthy eating habits; the show has introduced broccoli, banana, low-fat-cheese, and whole-wheat-bun muppets. Okay, Mr. Broccoli is cute, but really, guys, a whole-wheat bun? [

• Gee, this is uplifting: Scientists at the climate change talks in Cancun warned that if leaders don’t better negotiate food-security policies, the earth may run out of food by 2050. [NewsFeed/Time]

• Restaurant gift cards are predicted to outsell other gift cards with online holiday shoppers. Unfortunately, we’re guessing it’s all crappy places like Chili’s and not anywhere we’d actually want to eat. [NRN]