CBS went food crazy, with three out of its seven video packages on victuals. Kelly Cobiella looked at the mystery salmonella that may or may not come from tomatoes--ABC's Lisa Stark (embargoed link) and NBC's Robert Bazell filed that story Tuesday. Hari Sreenivasan went down on the farm to discover that the high cost of corn--chickenfeed is now a misnomer--will push up the supermarket price of pork, beef and poultry next year. In an excellent feature for The Other America series, Seth Doane took advantage of the date--two days after the start of the month--to dramatize how hungry the working poor of Chicago have become. The first of the month is when funds are transferred from the USDA's food stamp program to recipients' debit cards. Doane watched at a supermarket on the stroke of midnight as the aisles became busier with bustling predawn shoppers than in some entire days as a month comes to a close.
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