E. coli outbreak in 2018 that killed five people and hospitalized nearly 100, the CDC traced the strain of the bacteria back to the lettuce-growing region near Yuma, Arizona, but couldn’t link it to a single farm, processor, or distributor. In a second outbreak the same year that left a healthy toddler legally blind and unable to speak or move and dozens of other sick, it took a month for the government to link the illnesses to romaine. When they did, they didn’t know the specific source, so they simply told Americans to throw away any romaine lettuce, sending truckloads of food to landfills. Another month later, they linked it to a farm, but they finally concluded that it may have come from multiple farms. … [Read more...] about These invisible, edible biological tags help track down the cause of E. coli outbreaks
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Step outside McGraw also recommends getting outdoors regularly. “Spending 20 minutes a day outside has been shown to have significant health implications in the short and long term,” she says. Some of those benefits include alleviating anxiety and depression and improving blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. “Try creating a commute by walking outside for 10 minutes before or after work, or take a stroll midafternoon when you are feeling tired,” she says. … [Read more...] about Salvage your health resolutions with these 9 simple moves
Who wins? Kids with access to AP classes, for whom SAT Subject Tests doubled their test burden. Class of 2022 and 2023 students who were overstressed about how to take tests amid pandemic seating limitations. Who loses? Excellent essayists who would hit the essay section out of the park, and use it to prove to admissions teams that they could write cogent (albeit formulaic) essays in 50 minutes without an adult editor. Students at the 2,000 U.S. high schools without AP curricula, and the many other schools with limited AP course options. Home schoolers who want to demonstrate mastery beyond an A+ from Mom. What type of student is this a nightmare for? Subject Tests were known as a backdoor way for students to study for a few weeks and do well on an exam, and bolster an application. For example, a bright kid could study a Biology Subject Test guide book and ace the test—without taking advanced high school biology. This was useful to low-income kids without access to good … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?
Support social enterprises in their value chains Beyond philanthropic funding, corporations bring unique value to social enterprises by incorporating health and nutrition products into their sales channels or linking enterprises to new markets. Corporations can support the small businesses and social enterprises already in their value chains by maintaining business relationships, extending credit, and seeking out new opportunities for collaboration that may have been created by the crisis. … [Read more...] about Corporate donations shouldn’t be Band-Aids. Big bets on social enterprises will make more change
Through business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Business Roundtable, businesses coordinated their voices to push common interests. Their preferred tool of influence was cash, typically in the form of campaign contributions. Seeking low taxes and light regulation, corporate donors unsurprisingly tilt conservative and broadly favor Republican candidates. But large corporations routinely contribute to both sides of the aisle to maintain access to incumbents. … [Read more...] about Why Big Tech’s swift reaction to the Capitol riot is a threat to democracy