Gristmill: Just say no to CAFO diesel! Tom Philpott explains in brief why deriving biodiesel from chicken fat is a bad idea.
ABC News: The wires are afire with a report today in the New England Journal of Medicine that pet rodents could be the source of salmonella infections.
Science Daily: Who knew? Sometimes the USDA's Agricultural Research Service does something non-scary, like developing a non-transgenically modified soybean variety that improves recovery of nitrogen from manure.
Cattle Network: Report on a survey of cattlemen about the FDA's approval of cloned meat — 82% said they thought consumers will demand special labeling.
Common Ground: In an excerpt from her book "Appetite for Profit," Michelle Simon takes on whole grains in kids cereals and other instances of "nutriwashing."
The Tyee (Canada): Eating locally through the Vancouver winter, a lá the 100-Mile Dieters.
The Independent (UK): Highs and lows of a week of cooking from an organic vegetable box.