September 20th, 2010
09:09 AM ET

On the Radar: Wildfire, modified salmon, poverty

Utah wildfire - About 150 firefighters in Herriman, Utah, spent the night trying to outmaneuver flames stoked by powerful winds, while families whose homes they were protecting huddled in a nearby high school, wondering if they would have homes to return to.

The fire that's razed at least four homes consumed about 3,500 acres through the night, Capt. Brad Taylor, the Unified Fire Authority spokesman said at a pre-dawn news conference Monday. Hundreds of homes are in path of fire, according to Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen who spoke with Candy Crowley on CNN's "American Morning."

FDA and salmon -  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a hearing Monday as it considers whether to approve genetically engineered salmon for human consumption.If approved it would be the first genetically modified animal permitted by the food safety agency.

A company, AquAdvantage Salmon, has injected growth hormones into Atlantic salmon that enable the fish to reach maturity in half the normal growth time, 16 to 18 months, rather than 30 months. So what does all this mean? Our friends over at Eatocracy will be telling you everything you need to know, and ask about genetically altered salmon.

Global poverty - World leaders convene in New York on Monday for a United Nations summit on global goals to fight poverty, hunger and disease. They will discuss the Millennium Development Goals they signed up for a decade ago, including halving extreme poverty by 2015.

Almost 150 heads of state are expected to attend the meeting, the UN said, which comes as many donor countries are tightening purse-strings in the wake of large fiscal deficits, rising debts and the global economic crisis.

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  1. Dale

    I honestly hope the leaders of our planet can find the solution for the global ressesion. someone must have a solution to end this! the whole planet is suffering.if people stopped killing each other over religion & if the rich would have the humility to help the poor all of this suffering will end. human beings are either going to deal with this economic & religious crissis on a new evolved level & embrace the power of love or things are only going to get worse.people are blowing themselves up in the name of god,& the rich are hording their money & demonizing the poor! if this mentality continues everyone will be on the corner begging for change!

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