FYI: I’ll Pass On The Corn, Thanks

• The changing food pantry demographic: Employable people who had never needed aid before. [NYT]

• Today in food aid: The UN will withhold aid to Gaza if Israel continues to keep the territory sealed. This is a savvy diplomatic move how, exactly? [AP]

• A study of fast food revealed what Michael Pollan was telling us all along: An overwhelming majority of animals used for meat in the industry are fed entirely on corn. This is a bad thing. [WiredBlog]

• Meanwhile Tyson, a major fast-food meat supplier, has noted that its profits are up 50%. [AP]

• Spend more than 80 yuan at a particular restaurant in Beijing, and you get a free joy ride in a Ferrari. [ChinaDaily]


FYI: I’ll Pass On The Corn, Thanks