FDA http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Joins 60 Other Cities, Holds Gay Blood Drive To Protest FDA Ban http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-joins-60-other-cities-holds-gay-blood-drive-protest-fda-ban <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Michael Wells was growing up in Normal, Illinois, his dad would frequently come home from work wearing a pin that had a little blood drop.</span></p><p>“I was always fascinated by it, because my dad never wore any kind of jewelry or anything,” Wells said.</p><p>When Wells asked about the pin, his father told him it signaled he'd given blood.</p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 04:04:49 +0000 Alison Marcotte & Malcolm Griffes 17701 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Joins 60 Other Cities, Holds Gay Blood Drive To Protest FDA Ban Oregon Company Recalls Prepared Meats, Salads over Listeria Threat http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-company-recalls-prepared-meats-salads-over-listeria-threat <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Oregon-based Reser's Fine Foods is recalling pre-packaged products that may be contaminated with Listeria.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The items were made at a Topeka, Kan., plant. They vary widely and include such items as cole slaw, pimento spread and potato salad. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the items also include 22,800 pounds of products containing chicken, ham and beef.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:07:17 +0000 The Associated Press 10619 at http://www.kplu.org