Friday food news roundup
In the past three years, the government has provided the nation's schools with millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the quality or safety standards of many fast-food restaurants, from Jack in the Box and other burger places to chicken chains such as KFC, a USA TODAY investigation found.
It can't be overlooked that Batali and Lagasse--by anyone's estimation--are overweight, and the question is, how big of a problem could this be? For a First Lady running a high-profile health and nutrition campaign, which has as a critical component reducing the nation's out-of-control obesity epidemic among children and adults, it's an odd fit to be welcoming these chefs to the White House.
Plastic has made a lot of things possible in the past century, proving so durable and versatile that people were soon taking it everywhere with them. In fact, there's a good chance you have some plastic in you right now.
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