Councillors in York, England vote…

Councillors in York, England vote today to urge the government to ban foie gras and for the city to discourage its sale. Doesn't sound like they're voting on anything more than a recommendation, so nothing will be banned. They mention Chicago's ban as inspiration for their campaign. Perhaps the news hasn't traveled across the Atlantic that that ban hasn't gone so well.

Send breast milk halfway around…

Send breast milk halfway around the world to help undernourished babies in developing countries. What really piqued my attention was the bit at the end of the article, where they discuss pasteurizing breast milk so it will last longer. Won't that kill so many of the beneficial nutrients in the milk? After all, breast milk is our very own probiotic milk shake! [via Jason]

Freegans are people who employ…

Freegans are people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. "Perhaps the most notorious freegan strategy is what is commonly called 'urban foraging' or 'dumpster diving'." That expired bread out behind the market? That's dinner for a freegan. [Thanks Cory]