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Saturday, July 12, 2014

7/12/14 Health News: Americans are too Stupid for GMO Labeling ♦ Fracking' our food and farming system ♦ Chinese-style soup with pathogen contamination ♦ Smallpox vials Found

Americans are too Stupid for GMO Labeling, Congressional Panel Says
It’s pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they’ve called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week. Continue Reading
Fracking' our food and farming system: "Extreme agriculture" and the politics of denial
Published in a shortened version in The Land, Summer 2014 It might seem a bit of a jump – talking about "fracking" and food production in the same article. However, when we look at what's planned for the next phase of intensive agricultural development, what we find is the same economic and political theories at the root of the measures proposed. As we approach the … continue reading
Hong Kong: Prepackaged Chinese-style soup with suspected pathogen contamination
Subsequent to finding a bottled organic black soybean milk sample with excessive Bacillus cereus, a pathogen, yesterday (July 9), the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (July 10) that a sample of locally produced Chinese-style soup with pork lung, apricot kernel and Chinese ham of the same brand was also detected to contain Bacillus cereus at an excessive level. Members of the public should stop consuming the affected batch of the product.Continue reading
Smallpox vials, decades old, found in storage room at NIH campus in Bethesda

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