#Food industry practices banned in #Europe but still fine in the #USA : http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/05/7-dodgy-foodag-practices-banned-europe-just-fine-here
I’m glad I live under the Old World’s regulatory jackboot, where the authorities deny the cow’s freedom to eat poultry litter and the people’s freedom to quaff atrazine-laced drinking water.
Should You Eat That ?
Source : Fake Science
The five programming books that meant most to me by David of 37signals
What is the problem we’re trying to solve? Is it the right problem? Could we solve a different problem instead and that would be just as good? Nothing has increased my programming productivity more than being able to restate hard problems as simple ones.
Les #Data en forme | Paule d’Atha
EU member states refuse nomination ex-Monsanto employee for #EFSA management board | Corporate Europe Observatory
Mella Frewen, #lobby chief at food industry lobbygroup FoodDrinkEurope (previously known as the CIAA) and former Monsanto employee was on the list of 14 potential candidates, from which 7 will have to be selected to replace half of the EFSA management board members this summer. Frewen has been the chief lobbyist at FDE since 2007 where she actively lobbied for instance to allow contamination of the #food chain with genetically engineered plants which were not authorised in Europe. Frewen would replace Matthias Horst, chief lobbyist of the German food industry, who is now on the EFSA management board.
L’art du « dining presentation » c’est cool :
Et parfois c’est morbide !
Ça me fait penser à ce scandale en Afrique du Sud
qui semble être une mode de riches londoniens
Why [#USA] Might Fight, 2011 Edition NYTimes.com
C’est repris sur Ein News :
In a document outlining priorities for intelligence gathering in Burundi, Rwanda, the Republic of Congo and others in the region, one objective is “Government acceptance of genetically modified food and propagation of genetically modified crops.”
Tom Philpott has reported on the State Department’s biotech-loving science adviser Nina Federoff and her industry ties — and certainly USDA Chief Tom Vilsack believes that genetically modified foods are an answer to world hunger. So this revelation hardly counts as a surprise. But it’s still a shame to see that our spymasters are actively engaged in efforts to make the world safe for Monsanto. Aren’t there better things for them to do?