New York School First to Go All Vegetarian
Blocked by the courts from banning big sodas in the Big Apple, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration has zeroed in on another target in a quest for healthier lifestyles: Meat. Public School 244 in the Flushing section of New York’s Queens borough has gone vegan — the first public school in the nation to serve only vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch. Click here for more.
U.S. Corn Planting Pace Slowest Since 1984
The Agriculture Department on Monday announced corn planting season across the Midwest is matching the slowest pace on record (1984) due to heavy rains. Planting was 5 percent complete as of April 28, up only 1 percentage point from the week prior. The winter wheat crop is also in deteriorating condition, the worst seen during this time of year in 17 years. Click here for more.