Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Making Food Safer to Eat

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/pdf/2011-06-vitalsigns.pdf

Each year 1 in 6 people in the U.S. get sick from eating contaminated food.  Salmonella infections strike 1 million people each year.  This report discusses what causes salmonella and what can be done to reduce the frequency.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Letting Children Be Children: Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Children

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Children,Great Britain,Sex Issues

https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/Bailey%20Review.pdf

Assesses how children in Great Britain are being pressured to grow up too quickly through excessive commercialization and premature sexualization and offers recommendations for change.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8078

 

Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Property Rights,Supreme Court/courts

http://laws.findlaw.com/us/000/09-1159

7-2 decision of the Supreme Court in a case involving patent rights to inventions, in this case HIV test kits, where the research work involves both university and private labs.  The court ruled that patent rights do not automatically go to federal contractors when the invention derives from federal funding.  From Findlaw.com