FYI: Signs Of The Times

The FDA opens three permanant offices in China to keep an eye on exports after a series of scares over tainted products. [NYT]

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive! Such as it is, with the disappointing grape harvest in the supplying region. [AP/Chicago Tribune]

A teenager shoots his father, then turns the gun on himself, after they fought when boy brought home the wrong fast food order. [Local 6]

A recent study finds that cutting down on fast food advertising actually does affect childhood obesity. [LA Times]

Food banks are feeling the economic pinch as would-be donors keep the canned goods for eating. [Washington Post]