Agriculture’s biggest deal ever will leave farmers and consumers paying more for less, and could accelerate a potentially catastrophic decline in the diversity of what we plant and eat.A wave of Big Ag mergers is threatening to entrench a food system that reduces nature’s edible abundance to a handful of plants on your plate.
If the United States and France both elect a female president in upcoming elections, the new heads of state will be worst enemies.
That’s because the French woman trying to smash the glass ceiling is Marine Le Pen – France’s “Donald Trump.” As US president, Hillary Rodham Clinton would oppose everything she stands for.
Anne Hidalgo, the first woman mayor of Paris in its two thousand year history, didn’t appreciate the joke a fellow mayor made behind her back at the building site of a new rapid transit line.
The men eagerly gathered around her, quipped Philippe Pemezec, acted like they were going to get blowjobs.
So she named and shamed him. “Let’s grow your audience,” she wrote in an open letter posted on twitter, “so that everyone can enjoy your sense of humor, your worldview and your dignified conduct as mayor.”
There are few francophile Americans – you could probably fit them on a bus – who know exactly what they’re celebrating on “Bastille Day.”
The people have had their say: The UK will quit the 28-nation European Union.
Push finally came to shove and voters decided the risk of leaving the EU was a risk worth taking.
Brexit’s Trump-like central message — “Put Our Own People First” — will resonate across Europe as mostly far-right politicians follow its lead.
Whose law will rule the Internet: French or American?
An epic struggle is underway. The World’s Search Engine has collided with the French Exception. It’s the Internet’s Right To Know (everything) versus a citizen’s Right To Be Forgotten (sometimes). The stakes are high.
The biggest corporate takeover of 2016, if it happens, will create a company with a virtual lock on the world’s food supply.
The moment will hit you if it hasn’t already: President Donald Trump. Président de la République française Marine Le Pen.
It can happen (t)here. Still not likely. But possible.