Bill Hubbard

Feb. 06, 2009

Future of the FDA

As health officials continue to investigate an outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to a peanut processing plant, we'll take a look at the FDA and its operations. Is it time for an overhaul of the agency?

fda, food, drugs, food safety, salmonella

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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