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Did you know: “sell by” and “best by” dates are unregulated and have no relationship to safety

The next time you are in a supermarket, or perusing a restaurant menu, consider the following:

  • Those “sell by” and “best by” dates on the food you buy have no relationship to safety and aren’t even federally regulated, contributing to Americans throwing away 160 billion pounds of food each year—at a time when one in six people doesn’t know where the next meal is coming from.
  • The world’s biggest producer of pork was recently purchased by a Chinese company with a troubling history when it comes to food safety.
  • The obesity and diabetes epidemics are at critical levels, not just in the U.S., but worldwide.
  • There is so much controversy over the safety of genetically modified foods and those with chemical additives that some countries are rejecting American-grown products.
  • Agribusiness and the meat industry are polluting the air and groundwater.
  • Food workers, many toiling in dangerous conditions, often don’t earn enough to feed their own families.

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Microsoft Word Is Under A Hack Attack: Do Not Open Documents Named ‘.RTF’

Microsoft Corp. on Monday issued an emergency security warning saying that hackers have found a way to booby-trap certain common Word files with the .rtf extension.

Microsoft says it’s aware of attacks going on now, but there’s no fix yet to stop the hackers. It’s working on a way to stop the bug.

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School Bans 9-year-old Who Shaved Her Head for a Friend With Cancer


A 9-year-old girl was barred from her Colorado school after shaving her head in a show of solidarity to a friend with cancer.

With her parents’ permission, Kamryn Renfro shaved her head to support her friend, 11-year-old Delaney Clements, who had just started chemotherapy to fight neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, a local television station reported.

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Video of the HelmetCam footage of the Albuquerque camper shooting

A 38-year-old homeless man was shot by the Albuquerque PD on Sunday, March 16 after a standoff with officers who caught him illegally camping in the Sandi foothills. He was pronounced dead the next day.

NSA can retrieve and replay phone calls or “audio of interest”

NSA can retrieve and replay phone calls or “audio of interest” – documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, said the technology functions like a time machine by being able to reach into the past.

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