Yep. Not a typo (though that’d hardly be unusual for me). But seriously. This time it’s true. The 100 centimetre diet. Here. via Christine.
Another winner from Portside: this time, it’s a behind-the-scenes story about the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes in the United States. To blame is the systematically underfunded Food and Drug Administration – against which I’ve tilted in the past. Read more about the organisation that’s supposed, and is utterly unable, to protect public health and food safety.
Couple of articles at odds with one another on the prognosis for free trade, given the current political climate, and the food crisis. The Washington Post has editorialised about why “an obscure Frenchman” – Pascal Lamy, current head of the World Trade Organization – “might be able to save the world. The only question is when he should do it.”
Source: Ted Taber
The floods in the Midwest have already killed four people. Thousands have been evacuated, and the bill for clean-up will surely run into the hundreds of millions (the Red Cross alone is spending $15 million) – the estimate for Cedar Rapids’ clean up just in: $700 million.
The Financial Times is doing what it usually does – providing concise and honest insight into how the
elite bosses think, this time around genetically modified crops. The recent op-ed by John Gapper follows a logic that I’ve been bumping into increasingly. Continue reading “The Opposite of Science”