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“Nationwide, the FDA said that last year it rejected nearly 16,000 food-related shipments out of more than 10 million that arrived in more than 320 ports.” FDA This quote seems harmless enough. This means that about 2 one-thousandths of what is shipped in is bad, but it’s misleading. Only 2% of what comes in is checked. This means of the 200,000 that are checked, 16,000 are sent...

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41BC, after the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Roman empire went through explosive growth. Why? Caesar’s hand-picked successor was his nephew, Octavian. As most school children learn, Octavian attacked the renegade general Marc Antony, main squeeze of Cleopatra, took control of northern Africa and expanded his empire. But why was Egypt so important? Octavian was named Augustus in 37BC, but in that year, Rome had already sent 100...

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