Wednesday June 24th 2015, 10:00 AMThe chicken wings, beef and pork uncovered in a customs operation in 14 provinces and regions were valued at up to $483 million, and 20 people have been arrested, according to Xinhua, the state news agency. [News Source]
100,000 tons of smuggled meat, some from 1970s, seized across China.
Food fights block EU–US trade deal.
Wednesday June 10th 2015, 10:00 AMFood safety is a major stumbling block in EU-US talks aimed at creating the world's biggest free trade zone. [News Source]
Inside America’s secretive biolabs.
Friday May 29th 2015, 10:00 AMA USA TODAY Network investigation reveals that hundreds of lab mistakes, safety violations and near-miss incidents have occurred in biological laboratories coast to coast in recent years, putting scientists, their colleagues and sometimes even the public at risk. [News Source]
The financial case against Australia’s largest coal mine.
Friday May 15th 2015, 10:00 AMThe case against building Australia’s largest coal mine has focused on the threats of runaway climate change and ruin of the Great Barrier Reef. But finances may yet prove the key. [News Source]
World’s worst air spurs Modi’s $25 billion utility clean-up push.
Tuesday May 05th 2015, 10:00 AMProviding urgency to Modi’s plan is a World Health Organization report that shows India is home to 11 of the top 20 cities on the planet with the worst air quality. [News Source]
India tobacco giant tries short cigarettes as taxes hit demand.
Wednesday April 15th 2015, 10:00 AMIndia’s government has raised taxes, required graphic warnings on packages, and barred smoking scenes in films as it seeks to reduce tobacco use and fight related illnesses that kill a million Indians annually. [News Source]
A project to turn corpses into compost.
Tuesday April 14th 2015, 10:00 AMAmid concerns about traditional practices, the Urban Death Project is attracting attention from environmental advocates and scientists. [News Source]
California’s drought will not force us to stop taking showers or eat insects instead of burgers.
Monday April 13th 2015, 10:00 AMWhether you believe in climate change or not, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 40 percent of California is in the “exceptional drought” category - which is up 23 percent from a year ago making this drought the most severe in approximately 1,200 years. [News Source]
Veterinary researchers study retinal scans as early detection method for mad cow disease
Friday April 10th 2015, 7:19 AMNew research from Iowa State University shows that a fatal neurological disease in cows can be detected earlier by examining the animal's retinas. [News Source]
ISU Researchers Study Early Detection Method for Mad Cow Disease
Thursday April 09th 2015, 7:15 PMAMES, Iowa – Researchers from Iowa State University have found that a fatal neurological disease in cows can be detected earlier by examining the animal’s retinas. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known more commonly as mad cow disease, is an untreatable neurodegenerative disorder caused by misfolded brain proteins known as prions. Classic BSE incubates for years before producers or ... [News Source]