Nestle tightens controls on coffee beans after weedkiller scare

London (CNN Business)Nestle will tighten quality controls on the coffee beans it buys, after tests flagged levels of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate that were close to regulatory limits. Nestle’s (NSRGF) decision to increase the frequency of checks was unlikely to disrupt global coffee supply chains, a spokesperson said. “This is not a new process, we […]

Mordicai Gerstein, children’s book author and illustrator, dies at 83

(CNN)Mordicai Gerstein, a beloved children’s book author and illustrator, has died at the age of 83. Levy, a young author at the time, had written a mystery book for children and asked Gerstein to illustrate it. He did, launching a long career that spanned decades. “From the first, I loved the picture book medium. It […]

A Trump dynasty? Harder than it looks

(CNN)Trumpworld is abuzz with breathless speculation about the prospects for a Trump political dynasty founded by the President and continued by his son, Donald Jr., and perhaps his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. “The Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades,” said Brad Parscale who, as the family’s chief political operative, might […]

Chef Jos Andrs hopes to serve at least 10,000 meals to people in the Bahamas

(CNN)Celebrity chef Jos Andrs who is famous for his humanitarian feeding efforts in areas stricken by disaster made his first trip to the Abaco Islands Tuesday with food for those devastated by Dorian. The chef told CNN he estimates he’ll be serving 10,000 meals to the people of Abaco. He added that if they “have […]

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children. More than 3 million Americans are allergic to peanuts and tree nut allergies. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says that more than 2.5% of American children are allergic […]

Trump Administration To Revoke Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

Even before the official announcement, scheduled for later Thursday, environmental groups blasted the administration’s action, the latest in a series of moves to roll back environmental protections put into place under former President Barack Obama. “This action officially ends an egregious power grab and sets the stage for a new rule that will provide much-needed regulatory certainty […]

In one tweet, Harris showed more leadership than Trump ever has

(CNN)California Sen. Kamala Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, gave a master class on Saturday in what real leadership looks like. It was a refreshing contrast to what we have seen from President Donald Trump, who thus far has refused to take responsibility for his mistakes. Instead, when Harris was first asked by the media […]

NASA launched a Deep Space Atomic Clock that’s like a GPS for space

(CNN)The most precise clock ever flown in space may not inspire thrills, but it could be the key to safely sending people to Mars. An ordinary atomic clock just won’t do GPS satellites that orbit Earth use atomic clocks for precise time-keeping, NASA said, but those aren’t made to withstand forces in space that can […]