Tomato scare continues, Screen Actor's contract up, and Beijing-Dali Lama envoy to meet

The FDA faces an uphill publicity battle, after admitting - 11 weeks into the tomato scare - that the agency is still unsure of the source of the salmonella outbreak and even whether tomatoes were involved.

The FDA faces an uphill publicity battle, after admitting - 11 weeks into the tomato scare - that the agency is still unsure of the source of the salmonella outbreak and even whether tomatoes were involved.

 

Tomato sales continue to plummet, and politicians are becoming increasingly more involved in promoting the lack of evidence, as are tomato trade groups.

The route most tomatoes take before reaching consumers might be complicated,  but the concerns of consumers, as well as commercial distributors continue.


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Envoys from the Dalai Lama will begin discussions today with the Chinese government in Beijing. While discussion points have not been determined, commentators speculate that the talks will seek to calm tensions surrounding the Olympics.

Apple branding permeates the new Wall-E movie, The New York Times' Bits blog reports.

 

Hollywood studio execs prepare for possible labor relations issues after the Screen Actor's Guild Contract expired early this morning. Hollywood producers are wary of a “de facto strike.”


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