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July 11, 2017 - Issue 3981

The Brazilian Beef Scandal and the Future of US Grass Fed Beef

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July 11, 2017 | 131,742 Views

They're saying it's due to a rare adverse reaction in some cattle to vaccines that prevent foot-and-mouth disease, but not everyone's buying their excuses. Dozens of food inspectors have been arrested and one meat packer has received $3.2 billion in fines.

Vaccine Industry Worried About Accountability

Vaccine Industry Worried About Accountability

July 11, 2017 | 30,443 Views

The US vaccine industry is shielded from product liability when government licensed and recommended vaccines cause harm, but recently a European Union high court ruled that vaccine manufacturers can be held liable when there is clinical and circumstantial evidence a vaccine more likely than not caused harm, rather than requiring proof of harm. The pharmaceutical industry is up in arms, worried about being held financially accountable in European civil courts for vaccine-related injuries and deaths.

Roundup to Get Cancer Label

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July 11, 2017 | 24,403 Views

The state of California has added glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to its Proposition 65 list of potentially cancer-causing chemicals. This means that within a year, the world's most widely used herbicide may soon carry a cancer warning on its label, at least in one state.