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FDA to limit antibiotics in meat

The Food and Drug Administration issued two major proposals Wednesday morning in an effort to cut back on antibiotics used on farms that can spur drug-resistant superbugs, making a final push to limit drugs fed to animals before they’re turned into steaks and pork chops.<p>The move — just the latest …

China considers nationwide ban on smoking in public

China's leaders are considering a nationwide smoking ban in public, a leading health official said on Wednesday, as the country's tobacco-related health and economic costs continue to mount.<p>Yang Jie, deputy director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Tobacco …

FDA Warns on Animal Antibiotics

Nearly $1 trillion was smuggled out of developing countries in 2011

It’s hard to build your country when the money keeps slipping away.<p>Foreign capital flight has been a problem for developing countries this year, but a bigger problem might be the funds smuggled out by tax evaders, corrupt officials and criminals—$946.7 billion in 2011, according to the latest …

Tax Havens