The Disgusting Consequences of Plastic-Bag Bans

Ramesh Ponnuru Bloomberg 2/4/2013

Conservatives often point out that laws, no matter how benign they may appear, have unintended consequences. They can reverberate in ways that not many people foresaw and nobody wanted: Raising the minimum wage can increase unemployment; prohibition can create black markets.

The efforts in many cities to discourage the use of […]

Egyptian Seeds Are Linked to E. Coli in Germany and France

William Neuman and Scott Sayare The New York Times 6/29/2011

European investigators fitting together the puzzle pieces of devastating E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France cautiously identified a likely source on Wednesday: contaminated fenugreek seeds from Egypt.

Officials also said that the seeds seemed to have entered Europe through a single German importer, which […]