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CHUPINGUAIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 28: Bulls feed from a trough at a cattle feedlot in the Amazon on June 28, 2017, near Chupinguaia, Rondonia state, Brazil. Brazil is the world's largest exporter of red meat and poultry and annually exports more than $12 billion per year. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Arcos Dorados, McDonald’s biggest franchisee, renews its commitment to sustainable beef in Brazil, the world’s top beef exporter that is also the franchisee’s largest customer.

Why EPA has dismissed half of its key board’s scientific advisers?

 05/10/2017 - 04:10
Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. Photo: Wikipedia

Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.

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Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

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Eli Siegel