Bits and pieces: Wisconsin protest pizza, cafeteria trays and other food news from the web, 2.22.11

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February 22, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

Pizza - the official food of protest.

  • Is Madison, Wisconsin the next Cairo, Egypt? Maybe not, but protestors in the Middle East and others from across the world are reaching out to demonstrators in Madison by buying pizza for protesters at the state Capitol. The protesters are about to enter their second week of demonstrating their opposition to the Wisconsin governor’s plan to cut benefits and change collective bargaining rules for most state public employees. (Politico, Reuters)

 

  • I’m not a fan of  loud chewers, but this is extreme. A man in Latvia was shot to death for eating his popcorn too loudly while watching the movie Black Swan. (The Telegraph)

 

  • Here’s one from Jenna Johnson, a reporter with whom I interned with at the Washington Post: Colleges are starting to get rid of cafeteria trays in an effort to cut back on the amount of food that co-eds are wasting. (Washington Post)

 

  • Get to know the folks who deliver your food. They could save your life. (Gawker, WMCTV)

 

  • In international news, the people of North Korea are starving, but there is serious international concern that aid is not reaching the people who need it most. How should other countries help? Or should they help at all? (Washington Post)
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