Taming the Wild West (Part Two)

In Part One of this blog, I wrote about how individuals who browse the Internet can become wary, skeptical content consumers. They can become personal editors, better able to identify and avoid content that is really propaganda and falsehood masquerading as reliable information. Of course, that would still leaves us facing the brutal fact that […]

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Taming the Wild, Wild West (Part One)

The Internet has given us unparalleled access to information. Yet it is failing to offer reasonable protections to enable users a reliable way to distinguish truth and facts from lies and disinformation. The online world, in terms of content, is like the wild, wild West, unfenced, unrestrained and unfettered. But that’s the price of freedom, […]

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The Future of Newspapers Online is On the Line

An article over the weekend deserves more than passing mention because of what it says about the future of daily journalism. The New York Times reported that it and many other prominent mainstream media companies were planning to seek from Congress an anti-trust exemption that would allow them to negotiate as a group for better […]

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Eating Out on Calorie Counts

Surprise! Unless something really out-of-the-ordinary happens, chain restaurants will have to list the nutritional information of the foods they serve, beginning on May 5. Why is this a surprise? Because the menu labeling law is embedded in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as “Obamacare” — and almost everyone thought the law would be […]

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Is There Such a Thing as a Food Safety Culture?

Note: This article first appeared on http://www.sagefoodsafety.com Is there such a thing as a food safety “culture?” If so, what would it be? In a presentation at a food safety conference recently, then-acting FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff observed that for the new food safety law to succeed, there needed to be a “food safety culture” […]

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