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.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
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.
Speculation – an introduction
End of an Era for Free Trade?
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.”
Shit <-- Storm
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.
Putting the Gin back into Ginger Ale
The Opposite of Science
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”
World Food Summit Roundup
GM Corn and Nazis – Links revealed
Full details here. Via The Virtual Stoa.
Free Binayak Sen
Goodness. Seems like every post today has an imperative title, and a reference to innocent causalties in needless wars. This post is something that came up a few weeks back at my Cody’s reading in Berkeley.