Message in a Bottle

“The European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich and the Carlsberg company were sloshed Thursday in an open letter by campaigners opposed to the patenting of plants and animals.” http://www.dw.com/en/carlsberg-urged-by-ngos-to-rethink-beer-ingredient-patents/a-36429622

Someone must have been under the undue influence to decide to allow Heineken and Carlsberg to ‘own’ barley.

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Heats Beans

“Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of ‘heat-beating’ beans designed to provide protein for the world’s poor in the face of global warming.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/us-food-climatechange-idUKKBN0ML00M20150325)

Yes, that’s 30 baking heats-beating bean varieties.

For me it’s Biona beans from Ethical Superstore

Fishion

“Experts estimate that fishing subsidies equivalent to tens of billions of dollars are still used annually in the fisheries sector without attention to their impacts on sustainability. … With so many fisheries already stretched past sustainable limits, and with a billion people depending on fish for their food security, subsidies that deplete fish stocks are a form of madness.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6927)

Schizophishnia.

Count

“Accountants could save the world if we enable them to put accounting rules into and reporting rules into this food supply chain.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24348025)

Sesame Street's Count

Sesame Street’s Count

Do you hear The Count..? One! Two! Three! Four! Five! Yah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Six! Seven! Eight! Nine! Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Wonderful!