A victory for US dairy groups and all cheese lovers.

Happening in the World: Authorities are investigating a massive fire at a refugee camp in Bangladesh that has left over 10,000 refugees without shelter. The camp in Cox’s Bazar area is believed to be the largest refugee camp in the world which houses those who fled from Myanmar following a crackdown against the Rohingya ethnic minority. Police are currently investigating whether or not the fire was an act of sabotage and currently have one man in custody. As of now, no casualties have been reported but the fire is reported to have burnt over 2,000 shelters, 35 mosques, 21 learning centers, businesses, health clinics, and more leaving an already vulnerable population in dire straits. (BBC)

Happening in the US: A victory for US dairy groups comes after a Virginia Court held “gruyere” can now be used to describe cheese, regardless of where it was made. The swiss cheese was given the name because of its origin in the Gruyere region of Switzerland. The decision held that the United States does not have the same strict rules as Europe when it comes to the designation of the origins of food, but some standards have been put in place. There has been a back and forth between dairy groups in Europe trying to protect the name and its significance while the US argues that cheese consumers understand the term Gruyere to be a generic one. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: Seven people were injured after an electric scooter battery exploded in the backroom of a supermarket in the Bronx. The blaze quickly moved through a commercial building on 181st Street and Grand Concourse causing an extraordinary amount of damage. Mayor Eric Adams and fire officials held a press conference to discuss further the lithium-ion batteries commonly used by e-bikes and scooters, they emphasized the importance of removing the illegal batteries from the city and educating the public on the potential dangers of them. This fire comes only a week after New York City Council passed a slate of bills targeting the use of lithium-ion batteries on e-bikes. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Join Columbia Nursing school for a conversation with Linda Villarosa, author of the book Under The Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation. In her book, Villarosa discusses the forces in healthcare that cause black people to “live sicker and die quicker” than their white counterparts and how racism in the medical field continues to negatively impacts the Black community. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 7 from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Columbia Nursing School, 560 W. 168th Street, 7th-floor event space. This event is free and registration is required.

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