FROM George Leonard
Genetically Modified Salmon Approved for Consumption The AquaAdvantage salmon has been genetically altered to grow faster than other Atlantic salmon. AquaBounty technology, which produced it, says, "It can be farmed close to major consumer markets in a more sustainable manner." It's taken 20 years for the FDA to approve the genetically modified salmon for human consumption. Will consumers in the United States go along? Photo by josullivan.59
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.