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Why are we all so squeamish about eating doggies?

As the title suggests, the following post contains both distressing images and some controversial points of view, which are not necessarily in line with my own, but exaggerated to make a point. 666 more words


Feral British Columbia Horses Are Pawns In Battle With Penticton Indian Band

Written by:  Heather Clemenceau

A mix of nearly 600 feral and privately owned horses were counted on Penticton Indian Band (PIB) lands in March during an aerial survey that’s expected to feature in the development of a new plan to manage their numbers. 1,219 more words

Scientists Root Out Horsemeat Fraud

Food scientists have built on the recent introduction of mass spectrometry for meat authentication to help root out food fraudulent practices.

As the United Kingdom forms a new crime unit designed to fight food fraud — in response to an uproar last year over horse meat being passed off as beef … 7 more words



“Since the horsemeat issue we have seen 55 thousand tests being carried out on horsemeat products, and no horsemeat has been found in those.” ( 13 more words

Elliot Review reinforces need for stable funding for trading standards

The much anticipated release of the Elliott Review reinforces the fact that funding for trading standards is at a critical juncture.

The review, which was commissioned after the dreaded horsemeat scandal of 2013, sought to make recommendations to the food industry regarding… 361 more words

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May 5: Getting Settled


Maurilio greeted us near our vaporetto stop and served as guide through the maze of alleys that led us to our temporary home. We immediately liked him: friendly, expressive, and passionate about Venice. 125 more words


A Kyrgyz Wedding in Pictures

(actual events far more boring than pictures may suggest)

Last night we got stuck at a Kyrgyz wedding. I say “stuck” because neither of us had any intention of going. 863 more words