On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Regional
Category: Policy
Last updated: Dec 23 2018 06:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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FDA chief Scott Gottlieb steps down after nearly 2 years 5.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is stepping down after nearly two years leading the agency’s response to a host of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, rising drug prices and underage vaping.

Plastic straws upon request and less Styrofoam: Colorado lawmakers to debate new, environmentally friendly food containers 8.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Two bills that are expected to have their first legislative hearings by the end of the month would prohibit restaurants across the state from providing plastic straws without a customer's explicit request and provide local governments with more authority to set standards on food containers.
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For the poor, the safety net in a government shutdown doesn’t feel safe 22.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears -- anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But she's just trying to make sure her family won't go hungry if her food stamps run out.
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In a month you’ll wish the government shutdown were only as bad as today 16.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Officials from Washington to Wall Street are pondering nightmare scenarios if the partial U.S. government shutdown that is already the longest on record extends into spring -- or beyond.
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FDA haults routine food inspections during government shutdown 10.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Routine food inspections aren't getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal 22.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop.
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Hunting faces an ethical reckoning 18.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
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The take down of a lemonade stand raises some questions 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Just when I think I may not find something to write about during a slow news week, Denver police officers shut down a kids’ Memorial Day lemonade stand for not having a permit. The illicit lemonade enterprise was set up in a Denver park near the family’s home. The miscreants, ages 4 and 6, were selling drinks for charity and their under-market value wares were cutting into the profits of licensed vendors at the nearby Denver Arts Festival. Naturally the vendors had to call in authorities.
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Romaine lettuce made 172 people sick. Government investigators might never know why. 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Food
More than seven weeks after the start of a massive E. coli illness outbreak from romaine lettuce that sickened 172 people and caused romaine sales to plummet 45 percent, the Food and Drug Administration says it has no idea who or what caused the contamination.
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Why farmers only get 7.8 cents of every dollar Americans spend on food 3.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For every dollar consumers spend on food, only 7.8 cents goes to farmers -- a record low that reflects shifts in how Americans eat, according to the Department of Agriculture.
FDA’s caution on microbial risk goes unheeded in city 15.4.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   PANAJI The warning of the food and drugs administration  to street food vendors on potential ‘microbiological contamination’ while handling banknotes and food at the same time has fallen on deaf ears as the vendors are not complying with the directions issued by the FDA. A visit by this reporter to various food ...
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Drug testing plan considered for some food stamp recipients 12.4.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program.
What we know about cancer risk and coffee 31.3.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest.
Administration takes its first big step toward stricter work requirements for food stamps 23.2.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The Trump administration is taking a step toward tightening work requirements in the food-stamp program, with a focus on high-unemployment areas that have been exempted from those rules since the recession.
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Trump wants to overhaul America’s safety net with giant cuts to housing, food stamps and health care 13.2.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The budget that President Donald Trump proposed Monday takes a hard whack at the poorest Americans, slashing billions of dollars from food stamps, public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, while trying to tilt the programs in more conservative directions.
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Smart policies for redistribution 27.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Ask Amy: Extended family wonders how to embrace transgender member 23.1.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Amy, you always seem to have the right words for any occasion. Please help!
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In Montana, houses are replacing farmland 15.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Can lessons from Vermont keep local agriculture alive?
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From Plate to Plough: Left behind on the farm 2.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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CBD, TBD: Cannabinoids on local grocery shelves, but for how long? 30.12.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
CBD products are showing up at places like Alfalfa's and Lucky's, and the FDA and DEA are working to regulate such sales.
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