Ring of Fire’s top stories from the past week.
Walmart recalled donkey meat supplies from some Chinese outlets after DNA tests revealed the presence of fox meat. Found in the Shandong province, the tainted donkey meat will surely further damage Walmart’s reputation in China as the company has had similar food safety problems in the past.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported that a 28-year-old man is requiring a liver transplant after suffering liver failure from allegedly using the bodybuilding and dietary supplement Mass Destruction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to stop using the supplement after it has been associated with causing serious injuries to the liver.
A federal judge struck down Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s controversial welfare drug testing law this week. A blatant violation of the Constitution, the judge ruled as such saying that the law encroached upon citizen protections against unreasonable searches.
A recent study has linked the consumption of sugared beverages – sodas, sports drinks, and other drinks containing sugar – to an increased risk of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women. The study was conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota and was published online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarker & Prevention.