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Pros and Cons of Chocolate Milk; McDonald’s, Target Drop Egg Supplier Over Animal Cruelty

• At Murray’s Cheese, one buyer’s bonus goes up as the Euro (and therefore the wholesale cost of Murray’s many European cheeses) goes down. So he’s the jerk cheering over Greek economic troubles. [NPR]

• Some homeless shelters are serving Thanksgiving diners organic or local meals. Hey, all the food’s donated anyway — might as well get the nice stuff. [USAT]

• On a similar note, food pantries are getting choosier about which products they want donated. Forget ramen noodles, which have too-high levels of sodium, and think staples like beans, rice, and canned veggies. [AP]

• As school-lunch reformers are pushing to get rid of chocolate milk, many athletes are finding it’s a great sports recovery drink. Also, some evidence suggests cocoa might actually help the body fend off fat. It’s such a complex issue! [NPR]

• McDonald’s and Target have dropped their egg supplier, Sparboe Farms, after video footage collected by animal-rights group Mercy for Animals showed cruelty to chickens. [AP]

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