Food and Agriculture Issues
CFIA says no meat from latest infected deer herds has entered Canada's food supply   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Source: YAHOO! News - A third case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 2019 has been confirmed at a Canadian deer farm, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency says no infected meat from this year's cases has been allowed to enter the country's food...
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Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumers Union
Source: Genetic Literacy Project - Michael Hansen who received his PhD in Evolutionary Ecology from Michigan State and has no formal training or expertise in medicine, food safety, toxicology or public health, works for the Institute for Consumer Policy Research...
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How to Buy Travel Insurance When You Have a Pre-Existing Condition   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumers Union
Source: SmarterTravel - He was also the co-author of the annual "Best Travel Deals" series from Consumers Union. Perkins' advice for business travelers is featured on MyBusinessTravel.com, a website devoted to helping small business and self-employed...
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Koch Brothers’ anti-government group promotes allowing unlicensed, untrained cosmetologists   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: ThinkProgress - Jack Gillis, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America, told ThinkProgress that getting rid of occupational licensing would likely be dangerous to consumers. “Clearly, that type ...
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Consumer Reports: Exploiting consumer trust in misleading effort to fan GMO safety fears'   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumers Union
Source: Genetic Literacy Project - Consumer Reports magazine is published by Consumers Union (CU), a US-based nonprofit organization that campaigns and advocates for the passage of consumer protection laws in states and Congress, and more recently has emerged as...
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Scary Alert: Is Your Uber Driver Giving You a Lift in a Recalled Vehicle'   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: Observer - According to the Consumer Federation of America, there are roughly 70 million unrepaired recalled cars in the United States. Now, let’s crunch some numbers and do the analysis: According to ...
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Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, Infant Mortality in Hamsters   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Institute for Responsible Technology
Source: HuffPost - "This study was just routine," said Russian biologist Alexey V. Surov, in what could end up as the understatement of this century. Surov and his colleagues set out to discover if Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) soy, grown on...
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Retirees: Watch out for grandparent scams and other frauds that target the elderly   
(Sunday - August 18, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: Chicago Sun-Times - The second-most common consumer complaint reported by the Consumer Federation of America last year was home-repair scams. After a natural disaster or severe weather, shady salespeople try to ...
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Increasing humidity, driven in part by climate change, is making even modest heat waves unbearable   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Washington Post - And it’s only getting worse. A study published in Environmental Research Communications last month by researchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists hints at an alarmingly hot future across the U.S. “By the mid-21st...
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Could the banana be one step closer to disappearing'   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: Global News on MSN.com - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the fungus fusarium, commonly known as "Panama disease," is among the most destructive diseases of the banana plant. The fungus lives in the soil and...
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