Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Food Mondays: Chicken diplomacy May 7, 2012 By: Worldview Download Story (AP/Seth Perlman) The health of a nation's chicken industry can actually be an economic indicator of sorts. The government of Uzbekistan is forcing its civil servants to accept payment in the form of chickens.Joshua Foust has an article pondering the issue in the Atlantic. He also blogs about central Asia. Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Categories chicken, Wages, Uzbekistan, Previous post in Worldview Worldview 5.4.12 Next post in Food Mondays Food sovereignty in the Middle East View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org How to survive a Chicago winter Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?