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Psst, Congress, you have a little food stuck in your Cromnibus

From school lunches to GMOs to cow farts, the effort to fund the federal government came with more than its share of food-related compromises and regulatory trimming.

Bogus $72 Million High School Student Was Ready to go on CNBC

Did you hear the one about the New York City high school student who made $72 million trading stocks during his lunch hour? Don’t believe it. Unfortunately, a New York magazine reporter did, and then she wrote about it. Incidentally,...Show More Summary

Spending Bill Bans ‘Chinese Chicken’ From Federal Meal Programs

A provision included in the $1.1-trillion spending bill Congress passed last week and which is now headed to the president’s desk prevents poultry processed in China from being used in the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program (Section 736 of Division A). Show More Summary

Student Makes $72 Million In Stock Trades? Not Exactly

Mohammed Islam, a student at Stuyvesant High School, reportedly made $72 million trading stocks during his lunch breaks. Well, that’s the story that’s going viral today. Here’s what happened: Mohammed Islam was profiled by NY Magazine earlier this week. In the report, author Jessica Pressler writes that there is a rumor that Islam has made $72 million […]

A 17-year-old made $72 million by trading gold and oil on his lunch breaks just to make you feel bad.

2 days agoOdd : Happy Place

Mo' money, Mo' Islam. Mohammed Islam is a senior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. According to Mohammed, this son of Bengali immigrants who live in Queens now has a fortune " in the high eight figures," which outside estimates...Show More Summary

High School Student Is Worth $72 MILLION After Trading Stock During Lunch Breaks? Meet The Teen Wolf of Wall Street…

Mohammed "Mo" Islam, 17, is a high student at New York's prestigious Stuyvesant High School. He's also a multimillionaire and not even legally an adult. He's apparently a real life teen Wolf of Wall Street… that just gave us a great idea for a crossover film about a young, stock trading werewolf… Anyway, Mo allegedly has made around [...]

The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, pot

School kids, truckers, marijuana smokers and fans of old-fashioned light bulbs are among the millions of people who had something extra riding on the big spending bill passed by Congress to keep the government running.

Largest School Districts In U.S. Demand Drug Free Chicken For Healthier School Lunches

The largest school districts in the nation have banded together to demand better options for millions of school children including, natural, drug free and vegetarian fed chicken in order to provide healthier school lunches. School districts...Show More Summary

OPEN THREAD: Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Travesty Costing Schools Millions in Waste

Consider this the open thread for the weekend. But first… Looks like Moochelle Obama’s school lunch regulations are cost us all millions in wasted money… More than half of the nation’s school cafeteria workers expect to lose money selling...Show More Summary

GOP Cave: CRomnibus Will Not Include Relief from Michelle Obama's School Lunch Program

Though school officials, nutritionists, parents, and students have decried First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program, the $1 trillion CRomnibus (part “continuing resolution” and part “omnibus”) does not include relief from the unpopular meals standards after all. Show More Summary

'It's Pork or Nothing', 'And if You Don't Like it, Take Your Children Home', Muslim Parents Told

Muslim parents have reacted angrily in a French town after the mayor announced it was 'pork or nothing' for school lunches, under the principles of the secular republic which dictates that religion should have no place in state institutions – including schools. Show More Summary

School Lunches Are Gross But I Make My Kids Eat Them Anyway

Post by Amy Reiter Ugh. School lunches. The drumbeat to make them healthier for our kids is growing increasingly louder. For example, Sarah Wu is a Chicago public school teacher who wrote a blog under the pseudonym Ms. Q. and recorded all the repulsive cafeteria meals she consumed, alongside her students, for a year. Show More Summary

Meanie Administrators Force Parents to Make Their Own Kids' Lunch

Post by Jeanne Sager A whole bunch of parents are flipping their wigs because their kids' Tampa-area elementary school has just banned takeout food deliveries at lunchtime. Gasp! Can you imagine? What EVER is a parent going to do now?...Show More Summary

Ruby Fresh arils cup hits school market

Eight school districts nationwide have added Ruby Fresh’s 2-ounce pomegranate aril snack cups to their lunch menus.

Congress Takes Bite Out of School-Lunch Rules

School food workers have been complaining for months about the breakfast and lunch standards being rolled out by the Obama administration. Now, Congress has seen fit to give them a break.

Michelle Obama Lunches: Malia And Sasha Obama’s Lunch Compared To Students In Public Schools

First Lady Michelle Obama has championed healthy lunches for the public school system, which has become immensely unpopular. The Caller is comparing what Malia and Sasha Obama eat for their school lunches versus that of students in the public school system. Show More Summary

Congress eases whole grain standards for school lunches

Students at Doherty Middle School get their healthy lunch at the school cafeteria, on June 18, 2012 in Andover, Massachusetts. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Congress is taking...Show More Summary

‘Cromnibus’ Highlights: IRS Cuts; No Raise for Biden; Break on School Lunches

In its package, Congress boosted spending on fighter jets, cut funding for the Internal Revenue Service and gave schools a temporary reprieve from school-meal rules advocated by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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