January 23, 2012- Egypt has opening session for first freely elected Parliament in six decades. After 84 years in the shadows of monarchy and dictatorship, the Brotherhood — the secretive, hierarchical once-militant group that became the fountainhead of Islamist ideologies — gained political power and the hope of democratic legitimacy as a result of Monday’s vote. The vote was an especially powerful reminder of how far the country has come in a year, as Wednesday January 25th, marked the one year anniversary of last years uprising.
Food Safety News Interviews FDA Deputy Chairman Michael Taylor on the Food Safety Modernization Act Part 1 of this interview highlights some of the challenges facing the FDA, one year after Obama signed the FSMA into law. The basic aim of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on January 4th of last year, is to ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply by shifting the focus of federal regulators from response to contamination to prevention.