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GOOD NEWS : MANGOES MAKE THE LIST OF CLEANEST PRODUCE IN 2014

“EWG’s Shopper’s Guide helps people find conventional fruits and vegetables with low concentrations of pesticide residues,” said Sonya Lunder, EWG’s senior analyst and principal author of the report, adding:



“If a particular item is likely to be high in pesticides, people can go for organic…For decades, various toxic pesticides were claimed to be ‘safe’ — until they weren’t, and either banned or phased out because they posed risks to people. While regulators and scientists debate these and other controversies about pesticide safety, EWG will continue drawing attention to the fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide loads.”
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The 15 Cleanest and 12 Most Pesticide-Laden Produce of 2014





Posted by cln


APRIL 30, 2014


in Food and DrinkHealth-Wellness





Mike Barrett | NaturalSociety | 30th April 2014








It is no secret that conventional…

MAY DAY : A DEDICATION TO THE FAILURE OF COMMUNISM

Che Guevara
A modern saint and sinner
Why the Che myth is bad for the left




Oct 11th 2007 | From the print edition




AP









THE bearded face—eyes staring defiantly to infinity, the long wavy hair beneath the beret stirred by the Caribbean breeze—has become one of the world's most familiar images. 





Alberto Korda's photograph of Ernesto “Che” Guevara may be waved aloft by anti-globalisation protesters but it has spawned a global brand. 




It has adorned cigarettes, ice cream and a bikini, and is tattooed on the bodies of footballers.







What explains the extraordinary appeal of Guevara, an Argentine who 40 years ago this week was captured and shot in Bolivia (see article)? 








Partly the consistency with which he followed his own injunction that “the duty of the revolutionary is to make the revolution”. 








A frail asthmatic, he took up arms with Fidel Castro's guerrillas in Cuba's Sierra Maestra. After their victory, Guevara would fight again in the Congo as well as Bolivia. 




He fought dictators wh…

PROGRESS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SHORTCOMINGS OF FSMA

From Wikipedia:




The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. 



It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it. 




The FSMA has given the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new authorities to regulate the way foods are grown, harvested and processed. 



The law grants FDA a number of new powers, including mandatory recall authority, which the agency has sought for many years. 




The FSMA requires FDA to undertake more than a dozen rulemakings and issue at least 10 guidance documents, as well as a host of reports, plans, strategies, standards, notices, and other tasks.




The law was prompted after many reported incidents of food-borne illnesses during the 2000s (decade). Tainted food has cost the food industry billions of dollars in recalls, lost sales and legal expenses.




This bill is similar to the Food Safety Enhancement Act which passed the …