Harvard Students Encouraged to Explore; Eight Foods That Should Be Banned Before Foie Gras

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• The Harvard Crimson wants students to explore Cambridge, the “city of squares.” This week they discover Central Square, which boasts a “variety of shops, eateries, and bars,” as well as the homes of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck! [Crimson]

• Here’s a list of eight foods that should probably be banned before foie gras, including Bluefin tuna, factory-farmed chicken, and feedlot cattle. So true. [HuffPo]

• A newly proposed nutrition label would rate packaged foods for their healthfulness based on a three-star system. The stars are kind of festive too. [NYT]

• Enjoy your produce aisle while it’s still just produce; now that it’s believed items sell better next to fruit and veggies, packaged goods are trying to invade. [WSJ]

• Food stamp eligibility has typically been based on income, but now some states are taking assets like vehicles into account. Last we checked, it’s hard to eat a truck. [USAT]

• Texas prisons are cutting costs by serving just two meals a day to inmates on the weekends. Fine, but it’s not really “brunch” if you eat it between 5 and 7 a.m., is it? [NYT]

Harvard Students Encouraged to Explore; Eight Foods That Should Be Banned Before