Tuesday, April 22, 2008

World Food Crisis Could Push Millions of People Into Poverty

Food prices are rising in many countries. Economic policy makers warn that the effect of rising food prices could push millions of people into poverty. Aid organizations are concerned that they will not be able to feed the poorest people.

The rising cost of food caused riots in a number of countries in recent weeks. International officials met this month to take steps in an effort to ease the more

The BPA Controversy: What’s A Person To Do?

By MedHeadlines

There’s been a lot of media attention lately placed on the safety, or non-safety, of ingesting foods and beverages packaged in polycarbonate containers made from the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is most often found in baby bottles and water bottles but many other edibles are packaged in containers made from BPA too

Earlier this week, the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) issued a report that identifies “some concern” over the safety of BPA-laced products, especially when using these containers to feed infants and small children. Of most concern in the NTP report is the possible connection between BPA exposure and developmental or reproductive disorders. Animal tests also indicate a possible link to breast and prostate more

US Congress Rebukes US Agency Over Inspections of Food and Drug Imports

Members of Congress have sharply criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, saying underfunding and a failure to act aggressively to increase foreign inspections is putting Americans at risk from dangerous drug and food imports. VOA's Dan Robinson reports from Capitol Hill.

For the fiscal year beginning in October, the Food and Drug Administration requested a $130 million budget increase, with the intention of improving its capabilities to inspect foreign companies manufacturing drugs for the U.S. more

Seahawks release RB Alexander

Kirkland, WA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Seahawks released their all-time rushing leader, running back Shaun Alexander, on Tuesday.

Alexander originally joined the Seahawks as the 19th overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft and went on to help Seattle win the last four NFC West division titles, as he became the franchise's career leader in rushing yards (9,429), attempts (2,176), total touchdowns (112), and 100-yard rushing games (37).

The Alabama product owns or shares 37 club single-game, single-season and career records and his 100 rushing touchdowns are tied with Marshall Faulk for seventh most in NFL more

Dolphins Stop Clock and Sign Tackle as Top Pick

The Miami Dolphins, in the midst of an overhaul after a 1-15 season, signed Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long on Tuesday, setting him up to be the first pick over all when the National Football League draft begins on Saturday.

He will become the first offensive lineman to be chosen No. 1 over all since Orlando Pace, whom the St. Louis Rams selected from Ohio State in 1997. Long is the first Wolverine to be picked No. 1 since Tom Harmon in 1941.

Earlier in the off-season, the Dolphins indicated they were willing to trade the first pick. But they found no takers, in part because of the big money paid to players at the top of the more

Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Plea-Bargains DUI; Gets Probation, Fine: Repor

Guitarist avoids charge of child-endangerment; daughter was in car at time of arrest.

By MTV News staff

Just hours after Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was officially charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI, he plea-bargained the case, according to TMZ.

Sambora pleaded no contest to a charge of driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher, the site reported (Sambora's blood-alcohol level at the time of his arrest was reportedly .13). Another charge of driving under the influence was dropped.

Sambora, 48, will pay around $1,600, including a $390 fine and penalties, according to the site. He will be placed on three years' "informal probation" and will be required to attend an alcohol education course. He cannot drink or abuse drugs during his more