US on the wrong track

Long, long meeting this afternoon (Dec. 10) on sectoral language for agriculture. First of all, there is confusion as to what the text will end up being—part of a comprehensive Copenhagen agreement? A separate COP decision? Something else still? Everything seems pretty much up in the air on this topic as different countries hold very different views on this matter.

Silent Killers At The Dining Table

Milk powder starving babies to death; toxic liquor leaving 11 dead and more than 50 in hospital; canned lychees poisoning fruit lovers; green bean vermicelli loaded with carcinogens; tainted bean shoots; and peanuts harbouring a liver-cancer causing toxin. These are just a few of the food -safety disasters reported from China in the past month.