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.
We bring you a guest post today from Faraz Hussain, who studies biochemistry at Illinois Institute of Technology. Faraz is a student of Joseph Orgel, the biologist researching preserved dinosaur tissue whom we profiled in the latest episode of Clever Apes.
The best roast chicken I ever had was at Zuni Café, on Market Street in San Francisco. I'm not sure what Judy Rodgers does to it - they're most likely brined to retain moisture well ahead of time, and the heat, well, I'm positive it comes from a lot of hardwood.
For all of us who have bought milk or Corn Flakes lately, the most relevant economic news this week will likely be data on prices. Both the consumer price index and the producer price index come out this week.