As Zika dangers become more obvious, Congress balks at releasing needed research money


If they think hard about it, most people can figure out why the Republican-led Congress throws legislative roadblocks in front of almost all demands, requests and pleas coming from the White House. But ignoring an appeal for money to thwart … Continue reading

Lawyer spends $500,000 to prove that USDA allows sale of millions of pounds of dangerous meat.

Seattle attorney William Marler, right, and Mansour Samadpour, a nationally known food scientist who heads the Seattle-based Institute for Environmental Health, the chain of laboratories that tested 5,000 samples of ground beef for strains of potentially lethal E. coli that the federal government doesn't yet consider an adulterant.                                               © photo by Andrew Schneider

It’s easy to suspect ulterior motives when a lawyer says the sky is falling or this or that can kill you.  But in the case of William Marler, who many believe is one of the nation’s leading food safety lawyers, … Continue reading