Opinion: The great green con no. 1: The hard proof….via Mail Online – John Gelmini

I think the game is up just, as my old geography master said it would be, when he predicted a mini ice age and a cooling of the earth which happens every 1500 years when the earth is further away from the sun.

We need to put people to work and grow our economies and use technology to adapt and solve environmental problems of the kind Dr Alf talks about, not make a rod for our own backs by trying to solve non existing ones.

For the 2 million school leavers in the UK without work and the 80 million around the world who will never be able to own a home, marry or start a family this issue is critical.

For the Millen

Photograph of Brittania statue, taken 13th Jun...

Photograph of Brittania statue, taken 13th June 2008 on Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth, United Kingdom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

nials and the developing world the situation is equally critical if the bulk of their people are to be lifted out of grinding rural poverty.

John Gelmini


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Wal-Mart recalls donkey product in China after fox meat scandal | Reuters

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This is an important MUST-READ story reported by Reuters. Check it out!

Wal-Mart recalls donkey product in China after fox meat scandal | Reuters.

The squeamish Western reader might focus their distaste on eating donkey and fox meat. BUT there is a much larger issue concerning Walmart and their global competitors, and that is related to quality assurance. Retailers like Wal-Mart have enormous power over their suppliers, so effective quality assurance rests with the retailer – after all that’s part of the brand image.

The article also looks at the global supermarket chains competing for a share of the lucrative China market.

For me this raises an important open question:

How should the power of giant retailers, like Walmart, Carrafour or Tesco,  be effectively controlled to support the best interests of the global consumer?

Any thoughts?

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