Courtesy of JB
Dog Foods Pulled From Shelves Nationwide After ABC7 Investigation Finds Euthanasia Drug
February 14th 2018
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Retailers pulled at least 31 varieties of dog food off the shelves nationwide after a months-long investigation found the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital.
After releasing the results of lab tests that identified the drug, the FDA launched an investigation. And now, just days later, Smucker’s, the owner of almost all the brands in question, announcing a voluntary withdrawal. It includes products in the Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy lines of canned food.
Retailers, including the nation’s largest, Walmart, removed it from all 4,700 stores.
For seven months, we investigated what’s in dog food. Analytical labs conducted hundreds of tests across dozens of brands.
“Consumers, they’re tired of their pets dying. They’re tired of being worried and this needs to change,” said Susan Thixton, who’s been researching and writing about the pet food industry for years.
Thixton says based on current labeling standards, it’s impossible for consumers to know what they’re really feeding their pets.
“They have no information,” said Thixton. “A consumer has to become a private detective to learn what’s really in their food.”
In regards to today’s post:
Russia inks huge energy deals with Saudi Arabia, challenging US dominance in Gulf region
Will the Dollar be excommunicato?
The icing on the cake would be to route all payments through China and eliminate the USD.
With Chinese involvement here, it may well come to pass.
“These statements are a significant boost for MBS and his IPO advisors, as the participation of a Russia-China investment fund also shows the interest of Chinese parties in the stakes. While Chinese parties are expected to be willing to hand over tens of billions, Dmitriev’s statements have widened the scope. Russian and Chinese parties will not only involve the expected oil and gas companies, but others as well.”
CIGA Wolfgang Rech
Wolfgang, the same could be said for any phone made anywhere in the world?
“We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments …”
The same could be said for Boeing.
This is nothing more than an alternative method of conducting a trade war. (or perhaps protecting Apple investors, as their sales are sliding)
Note the wording used. It’s all supposition, no substance.
expressing their concerns
deeply concerned about the risks
provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.”
CIGA Wolfgang Rech
FBI Warns Americans Against Buying Huawei, ZTE Phones
Feb 14, 2018
Several U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Chinese phone makers Huawei and ZTE are positioned too close to their government and could commit acts of espionage through their devices.
FBI Director Chris Wray joined officials from the CIA, NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency in expressing their concerns to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks,” Wray said.
“It provides the capacity to maliciously modify or steal information,” Wray said. “And it provides the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.”
I’m sure, by now, everyone has heard the McDonalds downsizing news.
No more cheese on cheeseburgers and less french fries in a serving. All in the name of good health. Doing the youngin’s a favor by giving them less so they retain their health.
But they WILL retain the $1 price tag.
Perhaps McDonalds should give you nothing. Just go by the Drive In window, hand them a dollar, and go on your way. That’d be called the “Healthy Request Meal”.
Why do I get the feeling that the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) will jump all over this? Price stability….but less product.
No kidding. Imagine how many poor and lower class people dine on the dollar menu just to get by! The BLS will surely have this in their stats.
Just waiting for they day when they sell me a car with 3 wheels, but retain the price.
Only in America.
CIGA Wolfgang Rech
RIP Happy Meal Cheeseburger: Why McDonalds Is Getting Rid of a Kids’ Menu Mainstay
February 15, 2018
Your McDonald’s Happy Meal is about to look a little different.
The fast food giant announced a series of changes to its Happy Meal menu Thursday, as part of a broader plan to provide healthier options for children. Cheeseburgers will no longer be a menu option, and french fry servings will be downsized. Bottled water will be added as a beverage option, while the chocolate milk will be reformulated to reduce added sugars.
The move comes as the first step in a commitment to limiting calories, sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar in its Happy Meals. By the end of 2022, McDonald’s wants at least half of its Happy Meal options to meet the new nutrition criteria: 600 calories or less; no more than 10% of calories from saturated fat; less than 650 mg of sodium; and no more than 10% of calories from added sugar.
Today, 28% of its Happy Meal combinations meet this criteria in 20 major markets across the world. McDonald’s U.S. will hit the calorie, sugar, and fat goals, and be 78% compliant on sodium by June of this year, reports Reuters.
Cheeseburger enthusiasts need not fear, however: the Happy Meal cheeseburger will in fact still be available, but by request only. The chain hopes that removing unhealthy items from the menu will nudge diners to change their consumption habits.
Please note the drop down bar at the top right of the chart…the chart showing the crash in interbank loans we alerted you to last week has suddenly been discontinued! As CIGA Chris mentions, “too much information!” I would call it too much truth, and we cannot have that now can we? On the bright side, I guess the Fed must be reading the work of us crazy alt media types? Just because they discontinued the chart doesn’t make the problem go away…
A MineSet premium here.
When was that??? I (you) looked last week.
(Too much information)?