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Is the man with mouse poison a bioterrorist or prankster?

UPDATE: 7:30 p.m.,  Thursday, May 5, 2016 — The man taken into custody by the FBI on Tuesday was arraigned today in Michigan’s 15th District Court in Ann Arbor on two counts of poisoning food, drink, medicine or water supply, causing property damages and two counts poisoning drink. medicine or water supply. The state charges were… Continue Reading

European-Style GM Crop Destruction Strikes Oregon

Federal felony charges of economic sabotage and domestic terrorism could be brought if whoever destroyed two sugar beet fields in Jackson County, Oregon earlier this month is ever brought to justice. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investing the destruction of about 6,500 sugar beets that occurred on the nights of June 8 and… Continue Reading

Food Poisoning as Murder Weapon Rare in Real Life

Food poisoning as a murder weapon shows up frequently in TV shows and in movies. PBS said the defining moment of the Cadfael mystery series came in the Monk’s Hood episode, when canny sleuth Brother Cadfael announces, “This is no ordinary death. Master Bonell died of poison taken in food recently,” speaking to Bonnell’s family… Continue Reading