Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Tidbits...

Photo courtesy of admiller's photostream

Muir Glen to Pull BPA from Organic Tomato Cans. (Click on Muir Glen to read the story.)

Health Insurers Hedge Bets With Fast Food Stock

Companies providing life and health insurance owned $1.9 billion worth of stock in the fast-food industry as of June 11, 2009, researchers reported online in the American Journal of Public Health. Full story here.

Plowing the Pampas

When you think Argentina, you think beef. The Pampas, gauchos and endless herds of cattle. For years Argentina has been one of the great beef reservoirs of the world. But unless things change, that all may be coming to an end because the cattle are being displaced by a more profitable commodity: soy.

“Plowing the Pampas,”
an article written by Nicholas Kusnetz, describes how many Argentinian ranchers are hanging up their bolas and picking up a plow. Why? Because soybeans are a vastly more profitable use for the land than raising cattle.

(~from the blog of Michael R. Eades, MD)

A Million Green Cards
The Department of Homeland Security has reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That's with nearly 1 in 5 American out of work!
(Click here for the full story.)

Risks for Youths Who Eat What They Watch...
Good story from the New York Times here.

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