|Lead-tainted ginger case: State sues Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, others|
San Jose Mercury News - 5/31/2013. By Heather Somerville - The state attorney general has accused several large California grocery stores, including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, of selling lead-tainted ginger and plum candies in a case that underscores how little consumers know about the food they eat.
|GM foods: Population and climate change sway debate|
Mail & Guardian (South Africa) - 5/31/2013. By Sipho Kings - South Africa has been an early adopter on a continent that has been hostile to the corporate power behind genetically modified organisms. Diplomatic cables “show that the US State Department has actively pressured countries to adopt GM seeds.”
|Maine Non-Profit Gears up to Join ACA Health Insurance Market|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 5/30/2013. By Patty B. Wight - On Oct. 1, the Health Insurance Marketplace will officially open across the U.S. and in Maine. It's a component of the federal Affordable Care Act that creates an online site that allows consumers to shop and compare different insurance plans. One non-profit organization that will offer new health insurance options celebrated its grand opening today in Lewiston.