Kupel’s Has a Rodent Problem; Could Brain Dead Chickens Mitigate the Horrors of Industrial Chicken Farming?

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• A recent health inspection revealed rodent feces (“too many to count”) on a raw dough tray at Kupel’s Bakery in Brookline. Owner Farzad Ghorbi says that “nobody is more disgusted than I am”; he’s fixing the problem. [Wicked Local]

• Here’s a great solution to the horrors of industrial chicken farming: simply remove the birds’ cerebral cortexes, so they feel nothing! [HuffPo]

• The best move for locavores might just be to position themselves as jobs creators. [Salt/NPR]

• Celebrity food trend alert: bringing one’s own grub to restaurants. A-Rod did it last week, and now Adriana Lima reportedly brought her own salad to Asia de Cuba in Miami. What’s the point? [Page Six/NYP]

• Binge eating is the eating disorder you don’t know very much about (but it wants recognition). [Your Life/USAT]

• Great news for baked potato and buffet lovers: Sizzler is making a comeback, in the Bay Area, anyway. [WSJ]

Kupel’s Has a Rodent Problem; Could Brain Dead Chickens Mitigate the Horrors of