Today’s quick hits, Nov. 14, 2022

Child labor: A federal judge ordered Packers Sanitation Services to stop “employing oppressive child labor.” The company is accused of employing at least 31 children to work overnight shifts cleaning meat-processing plants. (New York Times)

Tyson CFO faces charges: Six weeks after he was named chief financial officer of Tyson Foods, John R. Tyson was arrested for public intoxication and criminal trespassing after being found asleep in a stranger’s home. (CBS News)

School-food referendums: Advocates of free meals for all public school students are looking at ballot initiatives as a path to success following voter approval of a free-meal referendum in Colorado. (Food Fix)

Farmland values skyrocket: Farm bankers in the Midwest said good quality farmland soared in value by 20 percent in the past year. (Chicago Federal Reserve Bank)

Invest in cold chains: Governments, industry and international development groups should invest in sustainable food cold chains to reduce food loss due to spoilage as a step toward decreasing hunger and adapting to climate change. (UN Environment Program)