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Apr 17, 2013

Deal approved in Muslims’ suit against McDonald’s

DETROIT — A judge on Wednesday finalized a $700,000 settlement between McDonald’s Corp. and members of Michigan’s Muslim community over claims a suburban Detroit restaurant falsely advertised its food as prepared according to Islamic law. Ahmed Ahmed, the Dearborn Heights man who represents plaintiffs in the class-action suit, claims he bought a chicken sandwich in […]

Jul 25, 2012

USDA says drought will push up food prices in 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — The record drought gripping half the country will help push food prices up by 3 percent to 4 percent next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. Milk, eggs, beef, poultry and pork prices will all be affected by the drought, which has pushed up prices for feed. Beef prices are expected […]

Apr 25, 2012

Burger King makes cage-free promise

The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday when Burger King announced that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017. The decision by the U.S.’s second-largest fast-food restaurant raises the bar for other companies seeking to […]

May 11, 2010

The Lesson: Discriminate quietly

There’s been some activity in the case of the Muslim woman whose foster care application was denied. If you want the backstory, check out my first blog post: Turning down a helping hand. In a nutshell: Tashima Crudup, a Muslim, enrolled with Contemporary Family Services (CFS) to become a foster care parent. She was in […]

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