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There is a new contagion spreading across Europe from Spain – not related to sovereign debt or tummy bugs, but rather, to the spread of hysteria about what we eat and feed our children. It is causing well-intentioned public officials to commit an outrageous sin: to start testing all types of food for E. coli.… » read more

Posted by David Zaruk

The Eurobarometer document entitled “Attitudes of European Citizens towards the Environment” should shatter the hopes and dreams of NGO activists and impassioned European civil servants as it shows how little European citizens really care about those issues we have been told are important to us.

Posted by David Zaruk

This is my third and final wish for the Eighth Framework Programme (FP8) planning process. This wish, more difficult for Commission PO’s, is that there be greater flexibility in the project management. Imagine two people standing in front of a cave. The first person was interested to go in and see what was in the… » read more

Posted by David Zaruk

This is the second of my three wishes for the planning process for the Eighth Framework Programme (FP8) and it is addresses some of the challenges that RTD have been trying to address in FP6 and FP7. My wish is to implement a structural incentive for researchers to work more closely with civil society organisations.… » read more

Posted by David Zaruk