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“The uncertainty is unnerving, but the not-knowing part is somewhat typical,” says Jens David Ohlin, vice dean of Cornell Law School. “Normally the Justice Department is quiet about ongoing investigations.”

Research conducted by Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, assistant professor of applied economics and policy at Dyson, suggests farmers are already enduring lower yields than they would otherwise, had climate change not been under way. The Midwest, he says, “is more vulnerable than we’d like to believe.” 

John Cawley, a policy analysis and management professor at the College of Human Ecology, says it’s telling that a light beer would be the most forthcoming about its ingredients and nutrition information. Since nutrition labels were first required, companies have competed to look healthier or remove objectionable ingredients. “That is actually the biggest public health victory of all,” Cawley says.

The CHIME discovery points to a huge potential,” says Shami Chatterjee, a senior researcher at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science who was not involved in the latest discoveries. “I’m intensely curious how many [fast radio bursts] they are sitting on now. They must have dozens or hundreds.”

The stockpile started to build several years ago, in large part because the pace of milk production began to exceed the rates of consumption, says Andrew Novakovic, professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University. "What has changed — and changed fairly noticeably and fairly recently — is people are turning away from processed cheese," Novakovic says. 

Given the stakes involved, meetings like these are typically handled by the Treasury Secretary or the Secretary of Commerce, according to Eswar Prasad, a trade policy professor at Dyson. This time around,  the U.S. has sent members of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative because, according to Prasad, the Trump administration views Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as being too soft against China.