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2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics,Waste Management

http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/2014-tri-na-exec-summary.pdf

Announces 2014 results of the program to control the release of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water. Summary includes trends from 2003 and links to more detailed data. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

Provides wording and explanation of final regulations relating to safety standards for growing, harvesting, shipping and selling of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. From the Food and Drug Administration

 

MyRA.gov

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Retirement/Social Security

https://myra.gov/

New federal site designed to make retirement saving easier for workers without easy access to a retirement benefit. Works like a Roth IRA account but invests in conservative U.S. treasury retirement savings bonds while charging no fees and requiring no minimum balance. From the Treasury Department

 

Q&A on the Carcinogenicity of the Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/iarcnews/pdf/Monographs-Q&A_Vol114.pdf

Covers the definitions of red and processed meats, methods of cooking, types of cancers, the degree of risk and more. From the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization

 

IARC Monographs Evaluate Consumption of Red Meat and Processed Meat

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr240_E.pdf

Press release on the carcinogenicity of red meat and processed meat. Calls the consumption of red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans” and of processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans.” From the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization

 

Foodborne Outbreak Online Database (FOOD Tool)

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

http://wwwn.cdc.gov/foodborneoutbreaks/

Redesigned online tool that lets users search nearly 20 years of outbreak data by state, food, or germ.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/index.html

Use this site to view your voter record, apply to vote absentee, view upcoming election ballot information, find polling locations and more. From the Virginia Department of Elections

 

Virginia Grants

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Consumer Info/Protection,Federal State Relations,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/policy-priorities/grants/

Portal site listing opportunities for grants for individuals, agencies, and organizations from state, federal and private sources.   From the Office of the Governor

 

 

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