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Michael Bennett cited in USA Today

Risk Innovation Lab Fellow Michael Bennett was cited in USA Today addressing international trade under a Trump administration.

“The implications of a trade war or the eruption of upwardly cascading tariffs are virtually impossible to predict,” said Michael Bennett, an associate research professor at Arizona State University who has been tracking trade, especially with Mexico.

However, that doesn’t mean international investing is dead or even unwise at the moment, especially since it remains to be seen what policies take final shape. “The fallout could as easily negatively impact U.S.-heavy equities portfolios as it could those full of foreign investments,” Bennett said.

The article was first published in the Arizona Republic

Read the full USA Today article here

Risk and Amelia Earhart

Andrew Maynard was recently a guest on the Big Picture Science podcast with Seth Shostak, talking about risk in the context of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in 1937.

Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Andrew Maynard / Inescapable Uncertainty
http://blog.bigpicturescience.org/2017/01/big-picture-science-amelia-earhart-andrew-maynard-inescapable-uncertainty/

You can listen to the whole podcast here – Andrew’s portion starts at around minute 42:30

Risk Bites video on peanut allergies featured by Washington Post

To coincide with new guidelines NIH on exposing infants to peanuts, the Washington Post featured a video from the Risk Bites Youtube channel:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/should-your-kids-avoid-peanut-products/2017/01/05/2e03521e-d35c-11e6-9651-54a0154cf5b3_video.html

The video explores recent research that suggesting that some exposure to peanut products early on might be helpful in reducing the risks of later allergic reactions.

You can watch the original Risk Bites video here:

Apple’s wireless headphones and beyond

Risk Innovation Lab Fellow Michael Bennett has an interview on technology and the future on ASU’s news site ASU Now. The interview tees off with Apple’s new iPhone 7 – especially the move to go fully wireless – and moves on from there:

Unplugging into the future

Michel Bennett

ASU Now

Michael Bennett, an associate research professor in ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, says Apple isn’t breaking new ground with its wireless headphones. But its beefier cameras? That’s a different story…

Read the full article here.

Worried about arsenic in your baby’s rice cereal? There are other foods that can provide essential iron

Keri Szejda has a new piece in The Conversation on arsenic in rice cereal:

Worried about arsenic in your baby’s rice cereal? There are other foods that can provide essential iron
https://theconversation.com/worried-about-arsenic-in-your-babys-rice-cereal-there-are-other-foods-that-can-provide-essential-iron-59361

Will requiring food stamp retailers to sell more healthy food make it easier for SNAP recipients to eat better?

Keri Szejda has a new article on The Conversation on SNAP:

Will requiring food stamp retailers to sell more healthy food make it easier for SNAP recipients to eat better?
https://theconversation.com/will-requiring-food-stamp-retailers-to-sell-more-healthy-food-make-it-easier-for-snap-recipients-to-eat-better-55443