Good morning, all. We have fog this morning--the thickest we have seen in a good, long while. The forecast predicts some sun, some possible rain and below average temps. Tomorrow, the weather people say, we will have sun all day. I think the garden will wait till then so lets see if I find anything worth commenting on.
With all of the run up to the 9/11 memorials this has been lost in the limbo of mainstream media. The worsening relations between post-Mubarak Egypt and Israel does not bode well and one wonders how and to what extent we might get sucked in.
I have seen stories (though I haven't read many of them) concerning the massive recall of turkey produced by Cargill earlier this year. The USDA has been pilloried because their investigators found the drug-resistant strain of salmonella at least four times in the last year and yet did not recall the meat. This article explains why and it indicates a gap in legislation that should be closed. It also shows exactly why self-regulation does not work in a for profit industry. Cargill did not voluntarily recall their product even found the USDA inspectors found the salmonella in their plant--as long as no one got sick or died why jeopardize profits? Perhaps the law ought to be changed so that whenever a bacterial strain becomes drug resistant it is defined as an adulterant. And then insist that the USDA is sufficiently funded to do its job.