FROM Rick Weiss
FDA Says Cloned Animals Are Safe for Consumption It will be many years before foods from cloned cattle, pigs and goats reach the shelves of American markets, but the Food and Drug Administration says the meat will be safe to eat , acknowledging that a lot of consumers won't believe it. The FDA's " final risk assessment " of food from cloned animals was released today after all 969 pages were obtained by the Washington Post. Rick Weiss wrote the report in today's paper.
FDA Close to Approving Sale of Meat, Milk from Clones Dolly the Sheep became the world's first cloned animal in 1996. Today's Washington Post reports that the FDA is poised to approve the mass-marketing of milk and meat from cloned animals for public consumption. The paper quotes Stephen Sundlof, Chief of Veterinary Medicine for the FDA as saying, "The food from cloned animals is as safe as the food we eat every day." The paper also reports the claim that "cloning will bring consumers a level of consistency and quality impossible to attain with conventional breeding."
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.