The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12/18


The rise in food costs isn't curbing the government's enthusiasm for ethanol. A bill increasing ethanol mandates skated through the Senate, and the House will likely pass it, too. (New York Times)

How does the amount of calories and fat in dishes from superchefs Mario Batali and Thomas Keller compare to a burger and fries from McDonald's? (Wall Street Journal)

From the Stuff You Just Can't Make Up Dept.: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is suing pork producer Smithfield Foods for trademark infringement. (Virginia Pilot)

-Ian Froeb