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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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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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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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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 […]

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Abolishing trans fats a victory for The People.

Last night it was announced the FDA is phasing out trans fats from the American diet. Although there is no timeline or a specific deadline date for removing the chemical […]