FYI: Get Rid Of All Your Plastics

• Now a third baby has died in the contaminated milk scandal in China; more than 6,000 have gotten sick. [VOA]

• BPA — the stuff that is found in plastic food and drink containers — is now linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and liver-enzyme disorders. [Chicago Tribune]

• The US approved $250 million worth of farm sales to Cuba — that includes food and construction materials — to help them rebuild after being battered by Gustav and Ike. [AFP]

• The USDA is considering revamping the way allergy precautions are written on food labels. [Washington Post]

• Moose: it’s what’s for dinner. (In Alaska.) [NYT]


FYI: Get Rid Of All Your Plastics