The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 21st, 2023 day edition

image for U.S. food additives banned in Europe: Expert says what Americans eat is "almost certainly" making them sick

It's a suspected carcinogen that's banned for human consumption in Europe, China and India, but not in the United States.

In the U.S., the chemical compound is used by some food makers, usually in the form of fine crystals or powder, to strengthen dough.

"There is evidence that it may be toxic to human consumers, that it may even either initiate or promote the development of tumors," professor Erik Millstone, an expert on food additives at England's University of Sussex, told CBS News.

He said European regulators take a much more cautious approach to food safety than their U.S. counterparts.

"They probably just think, 'Well, if it's available or it's in the store, it's probably fine,'" he said.

Stacy McNamara is from upstate New York, but she has lived in London for a decade.

In a statement to CBS News, the FDA said that when used properly, potassium bromate converts into a harmless substance during food production. »

Revealed: Leaked document shows how Russia plans to take over Belarus

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Of course, Russia will take control of Belarus, but the question is if it does so at the cost of independence.

Belarus remains a giant backstop for Russian forces, which have been engaged lately in training newly mobilized Russian conscripts on Belarusian soil.

Sergiy Kyslytsya, Ukraine's permanent representative to the United Nations, told Yahoo News: “Belarus is already a de facto Russian colony. »

Trump Defends Putin as Biden Visits War-Torn Ukraine

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“Putin never, ever would have gone into Ukraine if I were president,” Trump told supporters at a Florida rally.

Trump’s praise of Putin comes as President Biden on Monday made a surprise visit to Ukraine, as first reported by Rolling Stone.

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Two goats in Texas wander into a Target and spend a few minutes perusing the aisles

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Witnesses told the constable the goats and dog separated from each other by the time the goats entered the Target unaccompanied by their fellow furry friend.

Constable Herman and his team arrived on the scene in a matter of five minutes, he reported, after the goats had been on the premises for nearly 15 minutes.

Two goats wandered into a Target near Cypress Wood and I-45 in Harris County, Texas. »

Biden makes surprise visit to Kyiv, meets Zelensky (UPDATES)

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It is being updated as more details emerge. U.S. President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Feb. 20, his first-ever visit to Ukraine as president.

Later, Zelensky posted a photo with Biden, confirming the visit.

U.S. President Joe Biden (L) and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky talk during Biden's surprise visit in Kyiv on Feb. 20, 2023. »