Thursday, 2 January 2014

They’re Feeding WHAT to Cows?

OnEarth

'Poultry litter' is exactly what it sounds like: the filthy stuff scraped off the floor of a chicken coop. Feeding it to cattle (yes, that happens) risks the spread of mad cow disease—yet the FDA has done nothing to stop it. Full story here.

Wal-Mart Recalls Donkey Meat in China

BBC News

Wal-Mart has recalled a donkey meat product in China after tests showed that it contained DNA of other animals. Full story here.

The Leader of Canada's Green Party Says Democracy is ‘Slipping Away’ in This Country

theStar.com

Green Party leader Elizabeth May says the ballot-box question in 2015 should focus on what's happening to our democracy in Canada. Full story here.

Related: "A Wakeup Call From Canada's Green Party Leader. Will Anyone Listen?"

CEO Earnings are a Stark Contrast to the Average Canadian Income

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Five years after a global recession knocked the wind out of Canada’s labour market,  the compensation of Canada’s CEO elite continues to sail along. Details here.
Fall of 2011. Ordinary Canadians 
rally at the Manitoba legislature 
to protest against corporate greed. 
Has anything changed? (PLT Photo)