The World Development Movement has accused Goldman Sachs of distorting the commodities market, leading to a potential worldwide food crises, a claim the Wall Street bank denies. The Daily Telegraph reports that Tim Jones, who wrote the accusatory report for the anti-poverty organization, explained, ... More >>
Of course it's a given that the Gnostics have the coolest-sounding name of any fringe group in the history of Christianity (though they just narrowly beat out the Albigensians). Back in the early, early days, around the second century CE, they did close readings of Jesus's teachings, looking for ... More >>
A Colorado company recalls beef for possible E. coli contamination. (Reuters)Could eating farmed fish put you at risk for mad cow disease? (Reuters)An electronic "nose" can pinpoint a wine's origins down to the barrel. (Daily Telegraph)
In today's news: guilty pleas in China's melamine scandal, a food crisis in the Gaza Strip and wine sales in the recession.
And Gut Check is back, stuffed nearly to bursting...with news. The FDA today releases a report on its efforts to overhaul its food-safety programs. (New York Times) Restaurants and grocery stores try to find new ways of reducing food waste in light of higher food costs. (Houston Chronicle) Using sc ... More >>
Week of December 7, 2006
Is Phil Spector mad, a genius or a murder suspect with decades of preparation? Read our results!
The fear of terrorism hits the heartland with the postponement of a visit by Salman Rushdie at Washington University