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NRDC Issues Report Critical of GRAS Self-Determinations and CSPI Joins in Criticism

By Mark L. Itzkoff

On April 7, 2014, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued its latest report on GRAS self-determinations, entitled Generally Recognized as Secret: 1,040 more words

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Health Advocates Say Joe's Crab Shack Is Breaking Its "No Trans Fat" Promise

Seven years ago, the new owners of the 130-location Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant chain promised to completely stop using controversial artificial trans fats in the cooking of its menu items. 359 more words

What Can Economics Learn From Literature?

I haven’t had a chance to read Thomas Piketty’s much celebrated Capital in the Twenty-First Century yet, but it sounds fascinating and timely. Prospect has some excellent commentary.   905 more words

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Mockingjays, ZunZuneo, and Digital Democracy

In the Hunger Games trilogy, the Appalachian heroine Katniss wears a “mockingjay” pin. Mockingjays are the hybrid offspring of mockingbirds and “jabberjays” — eavesdropping birds genetically engineered by the dystopian government. 532 more words

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The Myth of Mobility and the Reality of Inequality

Jonathan Derbyshire produces some great, thought-provoking material for Prospect.  Last week, he had an interview with the economist Gregory Clark (author of The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility… 686 more words

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"Converting" to Catholicism (Is Impossible for Christians)

There has been some coverage in English-speaking Christian circles about Ulf Ekman. The pastor of a Swedish megachurch and a leading figure among the quarter-million Swedes (2-3% of the population) who are members of “free churches”, Ekman announced his decision to join the Catholic Church last week. 448 more words

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