by Tom Finkel
The state of Ohio reached an agreement with the Humane Society of the United States to enact animal-welfare legislation. The HSUS had Ohio's agriculture industry by the scruff of the chinny-chin-chin, having gathered half a million signatures on a petition to put a factory-farm ban to a public referendum in the fall. The new regulations will phase out animal-confinement practices such as veal crates and gestation crates. (For background on the ongoing HSUS efforts nationwide, see Kristen Hinman's feature, "Down on the Farm.")
Speaking of factory farms, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally come right out and said that giving livestock antibiotics is a bad idea.
The mid-20th century was the Golden Age of Airline Food. And oh, how we miss the good old days.
A group of Australian researchers blame the rise in diabetes cases in southeast Asia on...the influx of Western fast-food restaurants.