Food and Agriculture Issues
Around 1 million square feet of sea ice melted in July as the globe experienced its hottest month in history   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Business Insider - New data confirmed that July 2019 was the hottest month in history, and Arctic and Antarctic sea ice were at their lowest levels for July.
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Towards smart packaging that detects the presence of salmonella | IDTechEx Research Article   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source: IDTechEx - When food is recalled due to contamination from bacteria such as salmonella ... Annually, more than 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses in America, such as salmonella, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...
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WTO Reports Weakening Global Trade in Goods   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: 24/7 Wall St. on MSN.com - The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday published its Goods Trade Barometer, a revamped version of its World Trade Outlook Indicator. By any name, the news is not encouraging. © Provided by 24/7 Wall Street, LLC...
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Opioid distributors accused of fueling the national epidemic sink after offering a $10 billion settlement (ABC, MCK, CAH)   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : National Association of Attorneys General
Source: Business Insider - The offer was met with a $45 billion counter from the National Association of Attorneys General, according to Bloomberg. Any settlement would take decades to be fully paid out, people familiar ...
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Consumer Alert: Know how to spot water damage on a used car   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: News 12 Networks - Leading consumer group Consumer Federation of America has issued a new warning about flood-damaged vehicles. It comes after the tri-state area has been pounded by severe weather this summer.
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WTO agrees to a Beijing request for a dispute channel on solar channels and US tariffs   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Entorno Inteligente - China filed its first complaint on the solar panel tariffs at the WTO in August 2018, arguing that the so-called “safeguard measures” were an illegal attempt to protect US producers from foreign compe The World Trade...
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A miserable Year of the Pig for China's hogs is godsend for American farmers   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: YAHOO! - It has since spread westwards to eastern and central Europe and eastward to Asia, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. After infecting hogs in China last year ...
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CBD still not legal in food for humans or animals, FDA says   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FDA)
Source: UPI.com - In a city that sells CBD-infused beer, kambucha and dog treats, Cara Welch, a senior adviser in the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition told attendees at an American Herbal Products Association conference that the...
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Tyson Foods voluntarily recalls 39,000 pounds of frozen chicken patties   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: News 12 Networks - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall for frozen, fully cooked chicken items that were produced on Jan. 31, 2019. The following products ...
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Tyson recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken patties   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: WWAY TV - Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled nearly 40,000 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)...
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