Costco Condemns Veal
Costco condemns veal producer at urging of animal rights group. The Associated Press reports that the Washington-based wholesale club was presented a video of Buckeye Veal Farm in Ohio, made by animal rights group Mercy for Animals. The video shows calves chained in pens too small for them to lie down. "We are extremely disappointed, not only with the performance of our supplier in this instance, but with our own performance as well. We hold ourselves to a high standard, and in this case, we plainly did not perform to that standard." Said Costco CEO Jim Senegal. The company is reviewing its veal policies, while the producer claims the video was sensationalized.
Ladies night is on! The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled against a self-proclaimed "anti-feminist" attorney who filed suit against several New York City bars and nightclubs, claiming that offering free or reduced prices to women is unconstitutional. He vows to take his case to the Supreme Court. The New York Daily News suggests that perhaps this isn't a good dating tactic for him.
An organic milk co-op formed after farmers lost a big contract last year is close to folding. The Bangor Daily News shares the tale of Maine's Own Organic Milk as it faces a grim future. What started as ten farmers selling local, organic milk has shrunk to six as others have returned to the financial stability of the conventional milk market.
Do sliders go with noodles? Nation's Restaurant News tells White Castle's plans to expand beyond tiny burgers. They're already testing a barbecue joint in Indiana and will soon open a panini place in Tennessee. Next up: an "Americanized noodle" joint in Ohio.