The Worldwatch Institute reports that a growing number of US city-dwellers are raising their own chickens, often in defiance of local ordinances.
The government is giving families free care but may ban legal action over contaminated formula, which has affected more than 50,000 babies.
Knowing whether funds live up to their promises to weed out certain companies remains a tall order.
Arranged marriages have moved beyond their traditional base and are becoming a small but growing trend in the US.
Mixed plastics lessens the value of the recycled material, experts say – and capped containers can also present a risk to workers.