Department of Human Services Can and Will Remove Obese Children From Their Homes; Oklahoma Prohibits Human Fetuses From Food Production

• When childhood obesity becomes a life-threatening medical condition, the city’s Department of Human Services can and will step in and remove the child from their home. [myfoxphilly]

• With the arrival of 200 slot machines yesterday, Valley Forge Casino Resort is looking like it’s going to be ready for opening this spring. [CBS Philly]

• And in other casino related news, police in Bethlehem arrested five women and one man in a first-ever prostitution raid at Sands. [NBC Philly]

• Mormon food isn’t boring; in the words of one woman interviewed for this story, “sugar is the only vice we’re allowed to have.” [NYT]

• Well, this is scary: New research suggests that PFCs, chemicals found in food packaging, weaken vaccines’ effectiveness in children. [Daily Mail UK]

• Following its purchase of Every Day With Rachael Ray magazine in October, Meredith has acquired Allrecipes.com for $175 million. [Crain’s NY]

• All the poor beleaguered veggie burger wants is to be more like meat. [WSJ]

• Um, sorry, anyone who had their hopes up: A new bill in Oklahoma prohibits human fetuses from being used in food production. [Two-way/NPR]

Department of Human Services Can and Will Remove Obese Children From Their