MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the “natural” term on foods still confusing customers to the latest on the Zika virus, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Jan. 27.Clay Coyote Recipes
Health workers sprayed insecticide in Rio de Janeiro as part of a campaign to combat mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus.
It’s been found in more than 20 countries and Brazil has more than a million cases.
The Centers for Disease Control added the Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands to the list of countries where travelers should take extra precaution to avoid the virus.
A Minnesota health expert talked about the virus Tuesday.
“Only about 1 in 5 people develop symptoms,” said Elizabeth Schiffman with the Minnesota Department of Health. “For most people when they do develop symptoms, they’re really quite mild. So fever, rash, maybe red eyes and sore joints.”
Nations around the world will host events Wednesday to remember victims and survivors of the Holocaust in World War II.
Six million Jews were murdered by Germany’s Nazi regime, along with 5 million non-Jews.
In Washington, President Obama will visit the Israeli Embassy, where two Americans and two Poles will be honored for trying to save Jews.READ MORE: WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Nov. 27, 2021
The ‘Natural’ Labels On Food
There has been a big push to make food labels spell out exactly what you’re buying at the grocery store, but one term is still confusing consumers.
Research by Consumer Reports shows the number of people buying food labeled “natural” is up from 3 percent from last year – at 69 percent.
But most of them don’t really know what “natural” really means.
One big reason for that is the word “natural” is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. They’re going to be talking about the issue this year.
New federal trade rules go into effect today between the U.S. and Cuba.
The biggest change?
U.S. businesses can now sell directly to Cuba’s state-run companies.MORE NEWS: Group Of 20-30 Robbers Swarm Burnsville Best Buy On Black Friday
The new rules also make it easier for U-S citizens to organize events on the island — from conferences to sports games.