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Feds prosecute corporate agriculture spies.

Federal prosecutors allege seven Chinese spies attempted to steal valuable seed technology from Iowa farms. According to the U.S.A. Today one man has been arrested for stealing trade secrets worth […]

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Bitcoins for holiday shopping?

In a previous post I touched on the subject of Bitcoins. Since that time there have been several new developments about the currency in the media. On November 27, 2013 […]

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Origin labeling may increase price of meat.

The country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law requiring beef, pork, poultry, and lamb sold in the U.S. to carry information about the source of the meat was passed into law in 2002. Although […]

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Secret website provides insight to internet’s underbelly.

In October the Agence France-Presse reported the shadowy website Silk Road had been shut down by federal authorities. The F.B.I. also arrested the alleged owner and operator of the website […]

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New warning from the FDA: freedom fries aren’t so free.

A consumer warning from the FDA advises reduction of yet another food compound in our diets. Acrylamide is¬†an amino acid found in potatoes, cereals, coffee, crackers, breads, or dried fruits. […]

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New guidelines on heart health emphasize Statins treatment.

Today the American Cardiology College and the American Heart Association issued a joint recommendation to move forward treating heart disease. Under the new guidelines people will be categorized in four […]

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Private sector solution to the U.S. post office?

The United States Post Office made a bold move reaching an agreement with Amazon.com for delivering Sunday mail.¬†According to the LA Times the postal service will bring Amazon packages on […]