The New York City Council is considering regularly testing the city's water supply for pharmaceuticals after federal officials confirmed the water does contain pain relievers and other medications but in concentrations too low to pose any known health risk. New York and other cities took up the issue after the Associated Press revealed tests that showed traces of drugs in the watersheds of 28 metropolitan areas.
Food and nanotechnology experts are divided over the technology's use in food products. Some say it can contribute to intelligent packaging and enhance nutrition properties. Others, however, say there is not enough information about the effects of nanoparticles on humans and the environment.
A panel of distributors share their thoughts and experiences on moving to e-commerce. Pros: Easier to customize capabilities for each customer, allows a firm to convey itself as contemporary and forward-thinking. Cons: It's a whole new system for customers to get acquainted with.