The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 12/19


Great news about one of the country's best chefs: Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea is cancer-free. Achatz was battling cancer of the mouth. (New York Times)

A look at the FDA's increased food-safety budget for next year -- and why the increase won't be as much as it seems. (USA Today)

A new system will allow food companies to track the progress of cloned animals through slaughter. This would let companies claim no cloned animal products are present in their foods. (International Herald Tribune)

-Ian Froeb