Retail food protection

Protection of food is essential to ensure food safety. In the US, Food and Drug Administration is the major federal body monitoring the quality of eating products in the US. There are also more than 3,000 state, local, and municipal agencies to regulate food products and services on the local level. Grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias, vending machines and more places need a close attention of food control specialists.
The main purpose of the national food safety program proposed by FDA is to reduce the cases of foodborne diseases. These are the diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria that occur in the food when it is stored improperly or when the expiry date is past. Though rarely dangerous, food poisoning weakens our body and can provoke other conditions as dysbacteriosis.
FDA protects us from the pathogens that may be found in food but it does not ban GMO or any synthetic substances in food. Thus, food quality officers may check that all snacks in a vending machine do not pass expiry date but they do not question any additives in the content of the snacks.

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Why is the divorce rate rising?

An easy and fast divorce is a matter of fact these days. No one has to prove that one of the spouses has committed something that would justify a divorce – people just separate and solve all legal issues that come with it. However, until the 1950s there was no such thing as a no-fault divorce. One of the spouses must have committed adultery, cruelty or anything else that would prove the end of the marriage. The liberal laws we have today explain why it is so common to get a divorce. Up to a half of married Americans get a divorce at some point.
The law is not the only reason why we divorce. Emancipation of women made it improper to tolerate violence and pressure in the family. The times when women were fully dependent on their husbands have gone. A present-day American woman cannot afford such a shame of a toxic marriage. The common perception has also changed. Couples do not take a divorce as a dramatic failure but as a new stage of their life.

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Why do we struggle with stress?

They say life is a struggle, and it is particularly true when applied to stress. Wherever we go, we come across things that distress us. Financial difficulties, demands of the workplace, needs of the family, unpredictable circumstances all prevent us from enjoying our life. Even more, they make us scared, embarrassed, or even ill. Every human has their “fight-or-flight” mechanism inherited from animal ancestors. But the mechanism has not adapted to the modern environment yet and it is easily triggered by every minor threat.
We struggle with stress mainly because we try to live an active life with work, family, and a better housing in it. We aim at a high quality of life, but ridiculously, it reduces with any other activity we take. Such simple things as a daily commute to work and back can be quite stressful, and then we have the entire working day with some daily choirs afterward. The only way to give up being constantly distressed is to become more indifferent and phlegmatic to everything that is happening.

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