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Cherry Tomatoes Recalled for Possible Salmonella

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Source: http://www.foodsafetynews.com

By News Desk

Rio Queen Citrus is recalling 840 cartons of Dry Pints of Mexican cherry tomatoes in “Karol” brand boxes due to possible Salmonella contamination.

According to Rio Queen, the tomatoes were distributed through retail stores in Texas and South Carolina. According to local news station WOWT, however, the tomatoes were also distributed to Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The product was originally distributed in a bulk container of 12/1 Dry Pints in boxes labeled “Karol” with the Lot No. “01W45” stamped in the upper, right-hand corner on the face of the box. The box states “Distributed by Interstate Fruit & Vegetable”, which is an affiliated business of Rio Queen Citrus, Inc.

The tomatoes were distributed to stores between November 10 and November 19 and may have been repackaged by individual retailers.

No illnesses have yet been connected to this recall. The contamination was discovered through routine testing by the U.S. Food and Dug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased Mexican cherry tomatoes in the listed states are asked to contact their retail store or place of purchase to determine if they were among the facilities to receive this product.

Rio Queen Citrus is recalling 840 cartons of Dry Pints of Mexican cherry tomatoes in “Karol” brand boxes due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Alex Jones Pays Tribute to Russell Means + Documentary

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Published on Oct 22, 2012 by

Alex Jones remembers American icon Russell Means, a valuable member of society and the freedom movement. Means sadly passed away on October 22nd after a battle with esophegal cancer.

Means joined the American Indian Movement in 1968, and was involved in numerous protests. Unlike the majority of AIM activists, Means was a libertarian. He came second in the 1987 Libertarian Nomination process, to none other than Ron Paul. In January 2012, Means endorsed Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Means is well known for his move to declare the Republic of Lakota a soverign nation, occupying the Mayflower II, and engaging in a standoff against FBI at Wounded Knee.

Thank you for the great work you have done Russell, you will be missed.

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Please find below the documentary mentioned: Russell Means: Welcome To The Reservation

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Uploaded by on Jan 19, 2011

The United States is one big reservation, and we are all in it. So says Russell Means, legendary actor, political activist and leader for the American Indian Movement. Means led the 1972 seizure of the Bureau of Indian Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in 1973 led a standoff at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a response to the massacre of at least 150 Lakotah men, women, and children by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry at a camp near Wounded Knee Creek.

American Indian Russell Means gives an eye-opening 90 minute interview in which he explains how Native Americans and Americans in general are all imprisoned within one huge reservation. Means is a leader for the Republic of Lakotah, a movement that has declared its independence from the United States and refused to recognize the authority of presidents or governments, withdrawing from treaties it made with the federal government and defining its borders which cover thousands of square miles in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana.

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They Were Following a Candidate – We Are Following a Movement

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Source: http://www.ronpaul2012.com

By Jack Hunter

“They Were Following a Candidate – We Are Following a Movement”

Elizabeth Dwoskin has a good piece at Bloomberg Businessweek “Ron Paul’s Torchbearers.” My only criticism is that there are a number of candidates inspired by Ron Paul running this year who aren’t discussed that have a decent shot at winning their primaries and general elections. Still, Dowskin outlines how Paul’s movement is about more than just one man:

Paul leaves behind a small army of brawlers itching to take up the battle in his name. This election year, at least 65 of his supporters are campaigning for local, state, or national office in 23 states. They join more than a dozen Paul acolytes who won elections in 2010, including GOP Representative Justin Amash of Michigan, who is seeking a second term—not to mention Paul’s son Rand, who was elected to the Senate as a Republican in Kentucky.

Other Paul followers and former aides have maneuvered their way into Republican Party leadership positions in Nevada, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, and Maine, where they are attempting to rewrite party platforms and keep establishment Republicans from giving Paul’s 70-plus primary delegates to Mitt Romney. Usually, “when a candidate drops out, the followers go too,” says Aaron Libby, a 29-year-old Maine blueberry farmer and Paul die-hard who was elected to the state legislature in 2010. “They were following a candidate; we are following a movement.”

Should Undercover Video Be Banned at Livestock Farms?

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Source: http://www.time.com

By Vanessa Carr

Humane Society of the United States

or decades, animal activists have gone undercover to take jobs inside large-scale livestock farms in order to document conditions for farm animals that they say are routinely inhumane. Their hidden camera footage has resulted in criminal charges against owners and workers, plant shutdowns, and after one at a California slaughterhouse in 2008, the largest meat recall in U.S. history.

But these images could soon be made illegal. Legislation pending in five states — Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and New York — would criminalize the actions of activists who covertly film farms. Proponents of the various pieces legislation say that their proposed laws would lead to beneficial consequences, including the protection of such farms from potential terrorist infiltration (preserving the integrity of the food supply) and espionage; the prevention of images that mislead consumers; as well as regulating the job application process to circumvent potential employees from lying in order to be hired. See the legal assault on animal-abuse whistleblowers.

These so-called “ag-gag” bills have ignited a national debate about undercover videos and have raised concerns about free speech and journalists’ and whistleblowers’ ability to report on the farming industry.

TIME traveled to Iowa, the nation’s leading producer of eggs and pork and the first state to propose a ban on undercover videos, with one former investigator for a rare glimpse at how these videos are made and why they are so controversial.

eggs, pork, industrial,

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