The Country Continues to Get Fat; Local Food Pantries Stressed By Demand

• Colorado is the only state with an obesity rate below 20 percent, and Mississippi is the fattest state. [Reuters]

• Uh, more great news! The country continues to get fatter. [LAT]

• Demand at L.A. and Orange County food pantries continues to rise. Currently, the organizations are giving out the equivalent of one million pounds of food every week. [LAT]

• The state’s agricultural officials plan to release hundreds of stinger-less moths to deal with the apple moth plague affecting crops. Take that, pesky apple moths! [LAT]

• Egg producers and the Humane Society have reached a deal for better conditions for hens: Prepare for egg prices to rise. [NRN]

• Prisoners in California have gone on a hunger strike to protest conditions. Maybe they’d prefer vegan meals? [Mercury News]

• Spacecraft designer Kristofer Keith will put his stamp[ on just about any restaurant space. Except cupcakes and fro-yo! He explains, “I don’t like to see anywhere I design close. I try to stay away from fads.” [LAT]

The Country Continues to Get Fat; Local Food Pantries Stressed By Demand