Does anyone in Washington realize that people will die if these budget cuts are instituted?

The round-the-clock nattering on cable channels and blog sites about the often politically motivated desire to slice the federal budget drowns out this reality: Lives will be lost if these cut are made. You have to wonder whether the Republican-controlled … Continue reading

Your pets can make life better but sleeping with them can sometimes expose you to horrible diseases

    This is the kind of story that people love to hate and several hundred who read a longer version of this on AOL News today haven’t been shy about questioning my sanity, professionalism and lineage.  In the spirit … Continue reading

We finally have a new food safety law. So why are the Republicans alrealy trying to gut it?

It took 73 years to finally pass updated laws designed to  protect America’s food supply from lethal bacteria and the fraud, sloppiness, and mishandling of food processors. The battle over the language was hard fought yet still effective. The demanded … Continue reading

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

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

Lifesaving drugs may be killing health workers

This is an important story that hasn’t been written before. Carol Smith, a skilled reporter and gifted writer, has documented something that had been rumored for years to be killing medical professionals, proven in peer-reviewed studies, but ignored by government … Continue reading