Tear gas is a chemical weapon that is banned for use in warfare, yet U.S. police have repeatedly deployed it against people protesting police brutality and anti-black violence this week. Though it’s considered a non-lethal weapon, tear gas is actually far more dangerous than advertised—especially in the midst of a global pandemic.
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Coronavirus affects everything in the food system. Here’s what it’s doing to ethanol and alcoholic beverages. Fuel ethanol Q. What does fuel ethanol have to do with food politics? A. About 40% of America’s corn crop is used for ethanol for cars, as a result of the fuel standards law requiring ethanol to be blended […]