Bitter Apricot Seed Products Recalled Due to Concerns Over Cyanide Poisoning

A recall warning has been issued for bitter raw apricot seeds and apricot seed meal from the brand Apricot Power due to concerns over cyanide poisoning. Ecoideas Innovations Inc., a Canadian natural health product retailer, issued the recall on June 1 because their Apricot Power brand of Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds and Apricot Seed Meal contain a natural toxin called amygdalin. The toxin, which is found in bitter apricot kernels, may cause cyanide poisoning if consumed in large enough quantities. The recall warning, issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), says…

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Why the world is due a revolution in economics education

Economic thinking governs much of our world. But the discipline’s teaching is stuck in the past. Centred around antiquated 19th-century models built on Newtonian physics, economics treats humans as atomic particles, rather than as social beings. While academic research often manages to transcend this simplicity, undergraduate education does not – and the influence of these simplified ideas is carried by graduates as they go on to work in politics, media, business and the civil service. Economists such as myself tend to speak in tightly coded jargon and mathematical models. We speak of “economic…

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