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Digest: FDA gets food safety czar, rural broadband $ misused, honeybee update

Note: The Digest is going to be published every other day for a bit until we figure out how to better balance our paid and unpaid commitments. NEWS Melamine crisis & FDA developments: That new czar smell: The FDA has appointed a new food safety czar — Dr. David Acheson, chief medical officer of the...

Digest: Tainted pork not recalled, Australia gets rain, tuna protected

TOP NEWS Enjoy your pork product!: The feds have decided that even though pet food spiked with melamine has probably killed hundred of animals, and that pigs who ate the product should be quarantined and slaughtered, there's no need to worry about the few that have entered the food chain already. The FDA...

Digest: Bee conference, MickeyD’s makes Greenpeace, pass the chuck

"Mad bee disease"?: About 60 scientists are sharing their early findings regarding "colony collapse disorder" in bees. They're focusing on the most likely suspects: a virus, a fungus or a pesticide, particularly the neonicotinoids group banned in France for causing what the French called "mad bee disease."...

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