Food In the News

Recent news items about topics related to this year's Reading Together program.

Support Your Local Slaughterhouse (New York Times)

LATE on Saturday, Feb. 8, news broke of the recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef that had come through a Northern California slaughterhouse. Social media buzzed with tweets and posts pronouncing it the latest example of a dysfunctional industrialized food system incapable of producing safe meat. “Buy local!” “Know your farmer!” “Eat grass-fed beef!”

The problem was that this slaughterhouse, the Rancho Feeding Corporation, didn’t handle only commodity beef. (More...) 

—New York Times, March 2, 2014