The Morning Brew: Thursday, 8.20

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Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater, a memoir by New York Times food critic Frank Bruni, hits bookstores today. The book discusses Bruni's history of eating disorders, which aren't uncommon in the food industry. (Detroit Free Press, San Francisco Chronicle)

A new Illinois law requires state institutions such as prisons to purchase a percent of their food from local sources. In Ohio, inmates are growing and harvesting vegetables to make soup for the hungry. (Chicago Tribune, Associated Press)

An upstate New York farm gives sanctuary to slaughterhouse escapees. (Bloomberg)

In Malaysia, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno is the first woman sentenced to be caned. Her crime? Drinking beer in a nightclub. (Sky News)

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