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Claire received her J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law with a concentration in Energy and the Environment in May 2010. She received her B.A., majoring in English, from Villanova University, magna cum laude. During law school, Claire served as Articles Editor for the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, was elected President of the Legal Emergency Aid Project and elected Treasurer of Hofstra Law Women. She is currently pursuing an LL.M. degree in Food and Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. In August 2010, Claire was selected as the recipient of the Marler Clark Graduate Assistantship, part of a new public/private partnership that will allow the University of Arkansas School of Law to partner with leaders in the food and agricultural legal communities. Although she began the LL.M. Program in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Claire is now living in Seattle in order to devote more time to her work at Marler Clark and is completing her LL.M. degree through distance learning. In addition to her academic and professional commitments, Claire blogs on Food Poison Journal and has been published in the Food and Drug Law Institute's Update and the American Agricultural Law Association's Update.

Legally used in certain countries outside the United States as a prescription medical treatment for asthma in humans and airway obstruction in horses, clenbuterol, classified as a beta2-adrenergic agonist, is perhaps more commonly known for its illegal use by athletes and bodybuilders to increase lean muscle mass and reduce body fat.

It also has gained…

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) has announced the implementation of a new and easy to use online resource, called EAT SAFE!, aimed at helping consumers avoid foodborne illness. 

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The website includes sections instructing consumers how to properly clean, handle, separate, cook and chill their foods, complete with a link to appropriate internal temperatures for …

In the latest issue of the Journal of Dairy Science, a new study funded by the European Union compared the fat composition of retail milk produced through conventional methods and milk produced using an organic approach. The findings suggest that organic milk provides greater health benefits to humans than ordinary milk. 

Specifically, the study …

On the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 11, the trial at the Howell County Court House began in order to determine whether 50,000 pounds of cheese produced at Morningland Dairy LLC, a local raw milk cheese manufacturer located in the Ozarks between Mountain View and Willow Springs, MO, will be destroyed despite no reports of …