Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Genetically modified soy is linked to rise in allergies-Examiner
Why are there so many food allergies today? Twenty, thirty or fifty years ago when parents and grandparents were children, it seemed as if allergies were barely discussed or even had. What has changed? Why are children’s bodies being affected more than adults?

Achtung! Germans Giving Up on Global Warming-Fox News
Germans citizens are rapidly losing faith in global warming following the Climate-gate scandals, according to a new report in Der Spiegel.

James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change-Guardian
In his first in-depth interview since the theft of UEA emails, the scientist blames inertia and democracy for lack of action

JAMES LOVELOCK: We need to get rid of “obstructions” like democracy to deal with global warming.

Can a global tax work?-Times of Malta
An idea that has re-gained prominence as a result of the financial crisis is that of introducing a global tax on financial transactions. Several weeks ago in Strasbourg, the European Parliament debated and adopted a resolution tabled by the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee (Econ) giving the green light for the EU to agree a common position on the issue and negotiate with the G20 and other international leaders, and for the Commission to undertake an impact assessment of a global financial transaction tax looking at both its advantages and potential disadvantages.

A U.S. Biometrics Agency-FAS
As of last week, there is now a U.S. Government national security agency called the Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA). It supersedes a Biometrics Task Force that was established in 2000.

Though nominally a component of the Army, the biometrics agency has Defense Department-wide responsibilities.


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