This past week, two thoughtful voices from the United Nations suggested a new direction for global efforts to eliminate hunger. While both offered their own specific policy advice–advocating the need to eliminate subsidies in wealthy nations and invest in agricultural research internationally–they shared the opinion that producing more crops must go hand in hand with … Continue Reading ››
Can I get swine flu from eating hot dogs or other pork products?
Nope. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), swine flu cannot be spread by eating pork or even being around pigs infected with the virus. It’s not a foodborne illness. Those mass cullings of pigs … Continue Reading ››