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Some thoughts on #CodexAlimentarius Achievements and Challenges ahead, published in Int'l #Food Risk Analysis J.

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This paper, published in the International Food Risk Analysis Journal, attempts to present some of the key accomplishments of the Codex Alimentarius Commission over the past 50 years, viewed through my own lens as a food scientist and a food regulator. 64 more words


It's Not Just Me -- See ISO 9004

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards. They have a lot to say about quality management (leadership) because international standard ISO 9004 applies to any organization that does work through people. 332 more words


What Works in Education: What Do PISA Results Tell Us?

Today the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) has succeeded in establishing the Program of International Student Assessment (PISA) test and national rankings as the… 961 more words

Comparative School Reform - North America

Guardian Angels, Badasses and Pussycats: Who's Who in Canadian Education Reform?

A provocative and insightful article in the September 2013 issue of Our Schools/Ourselves paints a now familiar but largely mythical picture of the so-called “neo-liberal assault” on Canadian as well as American public education.  1,174 more words

Comparative School Reform - North America

Time for a Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

(This post is written In response to a piece by Mark Taylor appearing on the Institute for Human Rights and Business’ blog)

During the upcoming June session of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council (HRC), representatives of Ecuador and South Africa will be presenting a first proposal, supported by a number of governments, 725 more words