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Why the FDA is warning parents about powdered caffeine

WATCH ABOVE: Dr. Samir Gupta discusses five significant health effects of caffeine. 

TORONTO — A single teaspoon is allegedly the equivalent of 25 cups of coffee. 699 more words


New Law Would Give USDA Authority To Recall Contaminated Meat & Eggs

The current, vague laws regarding what constitutes “adulterated” meat, poultry or eggs have hamstrung the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, leaving the agency unsure whether it has the authority to recall food that contains drug-resistant pathogens. 505 more words

Catholics Against Capitalism (Are Not Dumb)

Kevin Williamson at National Review complained about a Catholic conference led by Cardinal Maradiaga called “Erroneous Autonomy: The Catholic Case against Libertarianism.” Williamson:

The best that can be said of the clergy’s corporate approach to economic thinking is that it is intellectually incoherent, which is lucky inasmuch as the depths of its illiteracy become more dramatic and destructive as it approaches coherence.

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Sodium & Sun in DC

I’ve been in DC a month already — what?!  It’s hard to believe how quickly time goes, considering everything we’ve all accomplished in the last year of our MPH program.   1,807 more words


The Cooperative Economy

Orion Magazine has a great interview about cooperatives with political economist Gar Alperovitz about “whether the cooperative economy can provide the seeds for a system that isn’t capitalism and isn’t socialism, but something entirely new.”  Some of the best Recession-era political thinking has explored similar territory, and cooperatives do seem to be on the rise. 363 more words