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Unexpected effects of climate change: worse food safety, more car wrecks
 
08/14/2018 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
CNN ^ | August 13, 2018 | By Susan Scutti
On excessively hot days, there are more likely to be fatal car accidents and food safety problems, and police officers and government food inspectors tend to do less of their duties, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The MIT scientists, who analyzed data from across the United States, suggest that if the climate continues to change, by 2050 -- and in another 50 or so years beyond that -- our world may be less safe than it is today. "The crux of the idea -- which is that weather affects how...
 

Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care
 
02/12/2018 7:40:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
The Washington Compost ^ | February 12 at 7:14 PM | Tracy Jan, Caitlin Dewey, Amy Goldstein and Jeff Stein
The budget that President Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions. The spending plan reaches beyond the White House’s own power over the government social safety net and presumes lawmakers will overhaul long-standing entitlement programs for the poor in ways beyond what Congress so far has been willing to do. The changes call on lawmakers to eliminate the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and transform the rest of that...
 

Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign
 
02/27/2017 11:37:24 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
Gizmodo ^ | February 27, 2017 | Brendan O'Connor
President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of a what appears to be a phone conversation between Trump and Wilbur Ross, his nominee for Commerce Secretary. During the conversation, which was recorded in December, the then-president-elect also advocated a 10 percent across-the-board tariff on all foreign imports, an issue on which his administration has adopted numerous different positions and which Speaker Paul Ryan has flatly rejected. The proposals came during an apparent phone conversation that was captured on video and provided to Gizmodo via SecureDrop,...
 

Pelosi: Gorsuch ‘Against Employees’ Rights, Clean Air, Clean Water, Food Safety’(T)
 
02/01/2017 9:11:33 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
cnsnews.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | unknown
Pelosi: Gorsuch ‘Against Employees’ Rights, Clean Air, Clean Water, Food Safety’—Even Autistic Children. Video at link.
 

Chipotle to close all restaurants on Feb. 8 for food safety meeting
 
01/15/2016 9:00:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
CNN ^ | January 15, 2016 | Aaron Smith
Chipotle is shutting down all its stores nationwide for a few hours next month to hold staff meetings about food safety. The meeting will occur on February 8.
 
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