Kiko’s Food News, 7.19.13



India is in the process of introducing one of the most ambitious school food-aid programs ever attempted, but violent protests have erupted as 22 school children there died from poison by farm pesticides in their school lunch: (Wall Street Journal)

A new book argues that our prehistoric ancestors picked and gathered wild plants that were in many ways far healthier than the stuff we buy today at farmers’ markets: (NPR)

McDonalds partnered with Visa to launch a website to help its low-wage workers making an average $8.25 an hour keep a budget, but it’s only underscored how hard it is for a low-paid fast food worker to get by: (Think Progress)

The U.S. is the world’s largest producer and exporter of corn and soybeans, but domestic farmers growing these crops organically can’t keep up with surging demand to sell them as animal feed; this lack of new acres for organic row crops could restrict growth for other organic foods that rely on feed: (Wall Street Journal)

In the ever evolving debate over what makes a good food city, the latest battle is being waged in our nation’s capital; here’s my take on how good eats in DC stack up: (Kiko’s Food News)



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