Topic: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week signed legislation outlawing abortions performed on the basis of race or gender. Kansas and Ohio are among other states considering abortion restrictions.
03/30/2011 08:09 pm
A handful of cities are targeting obesity and hunger by putting a 'food czar' in charge of food-related policy – from getting greens in local markets to coordinating inner city microfarms.
02/09/2011 02:29 pm
Smokers in New York will have fewer places to puff when Mayor Michael Bloomberg signs a new law banning smoking in the city's parks and on its beaches.
02/03/2011 07:12 pm
The food safety law aims to secure the farm-to-table food chain. But some Republicans are threatening to hold up funding, saying the food supply is already '99.999 percent safe.'
01/04/2011 07:00 pm
Landmark food safety bill, all but dead because its funding was tied to the ill-fated omnibus spending bill, was revived by the Senate Sunday. Obama is expected to sign it by Christmas.
12/20/2010 01:43 pm
High-profile deaths – the latest being the mayor of Springfield, Ill., and the Florida school board shooter – have common backdrops of economic duress. Workplace suicides, too, rose during Great Recession.
12/16/2010 03:55 pm
The Senate's passage of the Food Safety Act, the most sweeping food-safety law in 70 years has thrown a spotlight on the US food supply. Here are five of the most recent high-profile food safety cases:
11/30/2010 06:46 pm
Food Safety Modernization Act passed the Senate Tuesday on a bipartisan vote. The legislation, which gives the US added powers to inspect and recall, moves to the House, where hurdles remain, especially over cost.
11/30/2010 02:13 pm
Readers write in about issues of food safety, Britain's budget cuts, and help for Pakistan's landless poor.
11/15/2010 03:24 pm
Egg recall this past week involves megafarmer Jack DeCoster, whose farm was part of this summer's huge 550 million egg recall.
11/09/2010 06:00 pm