Crash and burn

A sticky peanut mess

In 2009, as you may recall, there was a salmonella outbreak caused by tainted peanuts. The peanuts ended up in peanut butter and many other products and sickened some 700 people, including Jacob Hurley, a Portland boy who was just three years old at the time. He got sick from eating Austin Toasty Crackers with… read more

Whale of a lawsuit

In the maritime world, one recent lawsuit getting some coverage is the one between the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Japanese shipping company Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. Sea Shepherd is an activist organization that is working to stop whaling. One of their tactics is to prevent whaling by providing obstacles to whaling ships at sea…. read more