Food and Agriculture Issues
Recall: 86 Tons of Chicken Fried Rice; May Have Plastic Bits   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: U.S. News & World Report - This photo provided by the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture shows the packaging “Ajinomoto Yakitori Chicken With Japanese-Style Fried Rice.” A Mississippi company is...
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Americans Say Foreign Policy Knowledge Is Vital, Flunk Quiz   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: Bloomberg - You wouldn’t know it by looking at their test scores. The Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society commissioned Gallup to survey some 2,500 Americans for their thoughts and aptitude on international...
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PeaTos Brand CEO Comments on Study: "Teens Need To Be Aware of Better 'Junk Food'"   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (Yale University)
Source: Benzinga.com - NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A new study from researchers at the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, and published in the journal Appetite, finds teens overwhelmingly engage with fast food, unhealthy...
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US opposition pushes trade court to brink of collapse   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Macau Business - The World Trade Organization’s capacity to settle international disputes, a core function throughout the body’s 25-year history, is on the brink of collapse following relentless US opposition. The appellate branch of...
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Americans Lack Knowledge of International Issues Yet Consider Them Important, Finds New Survey   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: Cfr.org - A new survey commissioned from Gallup by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the National Geographic Society (NGS) finds that adult Americans exhibit gaps in their knowledge about geography and world affairs. Respondents...
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Trade disputes settlement system facing crisis   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: BBC News on MSN.com - The World Trade Organization is facing a crisis in its system for resolving disputes between its members. It has an appeal "court" that is the final arbiter on such disputes and which is about to become unable to function.
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Gift card scammers: Tiny NH police department takes on international crime ring — and wins   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Association of Attorneys General
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader - Best Buy has been proactive about gift-card fraud, posting warning signs in their stores, and teaming up with AARP and the National Association of Attorneys General on a public awareness campaign. Best Buy spokesman Claire Larson...
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US meat producers demand clearer food labelling   
(Sunday - December 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: Meat - The United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) submitted a petition in October for rulemaking to USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service requesting the use of certain labelling claims, such as ‘Product of USA’,...
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Recall: Del Monte Vegetable Trays Have Sickened More Than 200   
(Saturday - December 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Source: Mental Floss - Del Monte vegetable trays are being recalled after more than 200 people in four states fell ill, the Huffington Post reports. An outbreak of cyclosporiasis—an intestinal illness caused by the parasite Cyclospora...
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Activist Junk Science Breeds Bad Policy   
(Saturday - December 07, 2019) Associated Profiles : Jon Entine
Source: Townhall - She rarely lets reality get in the way of her rhetoric. In a fascinating new article that should be required reading for every Member of Congress prior to voting on these bills, science journalist Jon Entine presents the facts...
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