The US Senate passed the food safety bill. This article, recommended by M. Nestle, covers the differences between the House and Senate version that need to be hashed out.
Aid Watch's headline: "WHO: 20 to 40 percent of money spent on health wasted, more funds needed to be wasted."
The aid skeptics' Thanksgiving:
- For the largest reduction in world poverty in human history, which has already happened in our generation.
- For the largest improvement in health and life expectancy in human history, which has already happened in our generation.
- For all those who contributed to these successes: whether individuals operating in private, social, nonprofit, charitable, civic, public, aid, or international realms.
- For all those who helped themselves and those around them escape poverty through their own efforts.
A chef preparing to head to a job at an elite hotel instead stays in his home town in India to provide three nutritious, freshly cooked meals to around 400 of the poorest people in the area.
National Geographic's annual photo contest - many of the results on Big Picture.
Blindfolded humans walk and drive in circles. Hunh?