The Morning Brew: Monday, 1.16

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You might have heard about Jamie Oliver's slaughter of a chicken on British television. Here, a look at the incident and the larger trend of chefs who want to know the animals they will serve in their restaurants. (New York Times)

Gut Check's 2007 Thing of the Year is back! A meatpacker in Rochester, Minnesota, has recalled 188,000 pounds of ground beef because of possible E. coli contamination. (AP)

Remember the guy who developed "popcorn lung" after eating two bags of microwave popcorn a day for years? As you might expect, he's suing -- but not the popcorn makers. He's suing the store that sold it to him. (Guardian)

-Ian Froeb

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