Kids leaving school, backpacks on

The Buddy Pack Program

November 30, 2010 For children living in poverty and going to school in central and northeast Missouri, there is something to look forward to at the end of the week…their buddy pack. Nondescript backpacks are filled at the local food bank with food and snacks by volunteers. The program started just 5 years ago in […]


Chinese Father Punished for Food Safety Activism

November 11, 2010 The milk scandal that began in China in 2008 has served another ruling: Zhao Lianhai, the father of a toddler who became ill after drinking the milk containing the chemical melamine was sentenced yesterday to 2 1/2 years in prison for inciting social disorder. According to his lawyer, Li Fangping, “prosecutors leveled […]