All posts tagged administrative agencies

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Definition of GMO is overbroad

Today the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece criticizing General Mills’ decision to label Cheerios as “non-GMO.” The authors, Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko, cite a 2001 FDA […]

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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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Norway says “no way” to Bitcoins.

Bitcoins are an asset not a currency according to Norwegian taxing officials. Norway announces its position after evaluating how to tax Bitcoins. The director general of taxation made the announcement […]

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Money has value because you believe it has value

Listening to Bloomberg’s interview with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan was entertaining to say the least. While dodging questions about current fed policy, the former chairman was at liberty […]

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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 isĀ an amino acid found in potatoes, cereals, coffee, crackers, breads, or dried fruits. […]

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FDA asks for help solving mystery surrounding pet illnesses.

The FDA has called upon pet owners and veterinarians to aid in figuring out why pets keep getting sick. The culprit appears to be jerky treats made in China. So […]