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Entries by David Goldstein from 04/2007

Tainted Wheat Gluten Sold as "Food Grade"

| Posted 04.01.2007 | Huffington Post

Unless and until the FDA determines otherwise, one cannot help but wonder if our sick and dying cats are merely the canary in the coal mine alerting us to a broader contamination of the human food supply.

Does FDA spell FEMA?

| Posted 04.03.2007 | Business
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The federal regulators charged with safeguarding our food supply seemed more concerned with protecting the interests of the corporations involved, then in giving consumers the facts.

Microsoft Word Developer Relaunches into Space

| Posted 04.09.2007 | Huffington Post

Charles Simonyi's civilian space trip nearly ended in tragedy yesterday when his Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft unexpectedly crashed with an "Internal Error" shortly after takeoff.

Over 39,000 Pets May Have Been Sickened or Killed

| Posted 04.10.2007 | Huffington Post

The FDA doesn't keep epidemiological data on dog and cat illnesses and deaths... but the nationwide veterinary chain Banfield does.

6 Days Later, FDA Still Unaware Of Its Own Recall

| Posted 04.17.2007 | Politics
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Six days after recalling the products in question, the Office of Public Affairs still tells me that "we do not have this information at this time." Doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

Tainted Rice Gluten Now Linked To Expanded Recall

| Posted 04.17.2007 | Politics
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Hours after a Food and Drug Administration spokesperson denied that the already massive pet food recall would be expanded to include products containi...

Rice Protein Supplier Urges Nationwide Pet Food Recall

| Posted 04.19.2007 | Politics
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Agricultural products distributor Wilbur-Ellis has issued a nationwide recall of all lots of rice protein concentrate, after the Food and Drug Adminis...

Melamine-Tainted Corn Gluten Confirmed -- Is Anything Safe To Eat?

| Posted 04.19.2007 | Politics
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Given the facts, it is now reasonable to assume either massive, industry-wide negligence, or intentional contamination, and that all Chinese produced high-protein food additives are now suspect.

You Are What You Eat: Is "Salvage" Pet Food Feeding Cows to Cows?

| Posted 04.24.2007 | Politics
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It is time for the Food and Drug Administration and the media covering it to stop pretending that our nation's massive pet food recall only concerns o...

Melamine: It Tastes Just Like Chicken

| Posted 04.24.2007 | Politics
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It is official, this is no longer just a pet food recall: U.S. health officials are now looking at whether humans may have consumed food containing a...

U.S. Should Ban Chinese Protein Imports

| Posted 04.25.2007 | Politics
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Back in 2003, when Mad Cow Disease was discovered in a single, 4-year-old Holstein cow on a diary farm in Mabton, WA, China was quick to react, bannin...

Guns Don't Kill People, Homos Do

| Posted 04.26.2007 | Politics
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Oregon state Rep. Dennis Richardson puts current events in their proper perspective in his latest constituent newsletter: A Tragic Week in Review Th...

USDA: Melamine-Tainted Pork Unfit to Eat

| Posted 04.26.2007 | Politics
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The USDA and FDA announced today that meat from hogs fed melamine-tainted "salvaged" pet food would not be approved for human consumption, indirectly ...

If You Outlaw Guns, Only Mike Huckabee's Son Will Have Them

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Politics
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Oops. David Huckabee, a son of Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, was arrested at an Arkansas airport Thursday after a federal X-ray te...

WARNING: 2nd Amendment Under Attack!

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Huffington Post

Oh no... our unfettered right to keep and bear arms is under attack! Simultaneous raids carried out in four Alabama counties Thursday turned up truck...

Melamine-Spiking "Widespread" In China; Human Food Broadly Contaminated

| Posted 04.29.2007 | Politics
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Who knows what kind of shit is adulterating our imported and domestic food supply? But whatever it is, it's about to hit the fan. Months after dogs a...