Embattled researcher to step down (CNN): Brian Wansink, an influential food researcher at Cornell University, resigned his post after a total of 13 of his papers were retracted by journals.
Blue Apron’s questionable pork (Bloomberg): The meal-kit company pitches customers on a “better food system.” But they still source pork from companies that use gestation crates, which animal-welfare advocates call “cruel and inhumane.”
Farmers, not lions, are the threat (New York Times): For itinerant cattle grazers in Nigeria, the biggest threat is the surge in farming, which is claiming land used by herders for centuries.
Do more for rural broadband, says poll (Harvest Public Media): A poll by Connect America Now, which wants to use TV frequencies for high-speed internet in rural areas, says nearly three-fourths of voters want the government to do more to bring broadband to rural America.
Trump to make E15 available year-round (Bloomberg): President Trump is slated to unveil in coming weeks a policy change allowing year-round sales of E15, according to people briefed on the plan, which could help Republican candidates in the Midwest.
City buses recycled as mobile produce markets (Chicago.Curbed): Created out of retired city buses, the Fresh Moves Mobile Market serves fresh produce to more than 10,000 people on Chicago’s South Side.
SNAP is part of administration policy aimed at immigrants (Politico): A regulation proposed by the Homeland Security Department would allow denial of “green cards” to legal immigrants if they received benefits, such as SNAP, or if the government anticipates they will in the future.