June 2011

Our President set out the choices today:

if we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we’ve

My flight got cancelled today to Boston where I was to spend time with one of the six United States E. coli O104:H4 cases. As I passed through airport security before I headed back to the office, I thought about how difficult national and international travel has become post 9-11. Not so for bacteria.

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The CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to alfalfa sprouts and spicy sprouts.

As of June 27, 2011, a total of 21 persons with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported

caot-facts.jpgI was struck by the press release on the FDA website that Nestle Purina PetCare was voluntarily recalling 870 bags of potentially Salmonella positive cat food shipped only to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon even though there had been no consumer complaints and no reports of illness. Nestle also posted this:

At Nestle Purina PetCare, the