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The Economic Impact Of Killing 'Pink Slime'

"Pink slime" has been all over the news recently. Now the fear over the so called slime is beginning to have economic effects. This week Beef Products Incorporated, or BPI, temporarily closed down a total of three meat processing plants in Kansas, Texas and Iowa. The social media backlash over the processed meat may end its use, which could mean a lot of lost jobs. So the governors of those states are doing damage control. On Thursday they toured the only BPI factory still open, in South Sioux City, Nebraska.
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Watch The Wire: How Your Grill Brush Could Make You Sick

Between May 2009 and November 2010, Rhode Island Hospital admitted six patients to its emergency room after they accidentally ingested small wire bristles from the metal brushes used to clean the grill.
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Feds To Decide On Banning BPA From Food And Other Products

In its effort to review the safety of bisphenol A, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called on a high-powered team of government scientists to help answer several key questions. Their results add some important context to the debate about BPA.
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Country's Oldest Farmers Market Nixes Pre-Dawn Start Time

Alexandria farmers market aficionados will have to get used to some later hours at the Old Town Farmers Market.

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Studies Show Why Insecticides Are Bad News For Bees

Two new studies, published in the prestigious journal Science, suggest that one class of insecticides poses a more serious threat to bees than government regulators realized.

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