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A fascinating -- and disturbing -- medical mystery when workers at a Minnesota pork-packing plant come down with an unknown neurological disorder. Warning: If the phrase "aerosolized brain matter" grosses you out, you might want to skip this one. (New York Times)

President Bush's proposed 2009 budget would increase funding for food-safety programs at the FDA -- but experts say the increase isn't nearly enough. (USA Today)

Wal-Mart will require many of its food suppliers to meet Global Food Safety Initiative standards, which are more stringent than FDA standards. (Reuters)

The Food Network might be launching its own magazine. I put the over/under at 14 issues. (Portfolio)

-Ian Froeb

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