Southeastern Pennsylvania Lacks Sources For Fresh Produce; Chickens May Have Feelings

• Almost half of adults in the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region don’t eat enough fresh produce, and the lack of grocery stores and supermarkets is to blame. [KYW Newsradio]

• Bad news for that lunchtime Caesar salad you were planning: A study has found chickens capable of feeling empathy. [Telegraph UK]

• Not much for sports? You can still join the March Madness with this food-named-bands tournament bracket that squares off the likes of Jelly Roll Morton and Blue Oyster Cult. [HuffPo]

• Booze news: Sherry is finally getting a little respect; It may not teach kids healthy drinking habits to let them imbibe at home. [NYT, WSJ]

• The U.N. says food prices will likely stay high all year thanks to elevated crude-oil costs and smaller crops. And the U.N. is also calling for more rice production in Asia. [Bloomberg, AFP]

• But hey, at least McDonald's is having a good year! Global sales were up nearly 4 percent in February. [USAT]