|Detroit packing company recalls 1.8 million pounds of ground beef|
Portland Press Herald - 5/20/2014. By Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press - A Detroit-based business is recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to health officials. The ground beef products were produced between March 31 and April 18 and shipped to distributors for restaurant use throughout Michigan and into Ohio, Massachusetts and Missouri.
|Did Scientists Just Solve the Bee Collapse Mystery?|
Mother Jones - 5/20/2014. By Tom Philpott - It's a hard-knock life, scouring the landscape for pollen to sustain a beehive. Alight upon the wrong field, and you might encounter fungicides, increasingly used on corn and soybean crops, and shown to harm honeybees at tiny levels. Get hauled in to pollinate California's vast almond groves, as 60 percent of US honeybees do, and you'll likely make contact with a group of chemicals called adjuvants - allegedly "inert" pesticide additives that have emerged as a prime suspect for a large bee die-off during this year's almond bloom.
|Lobster coops offer price, market connection|
The Working Waterfront - 5/20/2014. By Tom Groening - Vinalhaven: At the end a typical summer day, an 18-wheeler will roll onto the mainland-bound ferry loaded with 300-400 crates of live lobster packed in seaweed. The lobster - 40,000 pounds of it, provided by the island's lobster coop - is then trucked to a dealer who will sort and distribute the product to restaurants, processors and others.