|Shipping Continued After Computer Inspection System Failed at Meat Plants|
The New York Times - 8/17/2013. By Ron Nixon - A troubled new computer system used by inspectors at the nation’s 6,500 meatpacking and processing plants shut down for two days this month, putting at risk millions of pounds of beef, poultry, pork and lamb that had left the plants before workers could collect samples to check for E. coli bacteria and other contaminants.
|Change in Japanese apples blamed on global warming|
Los Angeles Times - 8/17/2013. By Monte Morin - Global warming has subtly altered the taste and texture of Japanese apples over the last 40 years, although consumers may not realize it, according to new research.