who: Canadian Coast Guard officials where: The Canadian National Exhibition when: Saturday, August 16, 1:40 pm what: Sampling hot dogs and hamburgers on the midway
It will shock many Canadians to think our soldiers will be trained by a private war-making company.
NDP defence critic Dawn Black, shocked and dismayed about Canucks receiving "sensitivity" training from an outfit linked to Blackwater.
Lost your appetite for deli meat? One microbiologist says the listeria in tainted cold cuts that's killed 12 people to date is probably a super-germ. Others insist we can't compare it to the types of super-germs that develop in hospitals as a result of heavy antibiotic exposure. But why isn't anyone talking about how scientists have been studying the link between resistant forms of listeria and animals hopped-up on antibiotic-laced feed for over a decade? Hold the pastrami, folks.
Shoppers' shark soup
Animal rights activists hit Shoppers Drug Mart where it hurts at last weekend's Cancer Below The Belt event. The drugstore chain, which sponsored the cancer funder race, has been peddling shark cartilage on its shelves for years, and people have been popping the pills in droves, often under the illusion that, you know, "sharks don't get cancer, so I won't get cancer." Meanwhile, not one single controlled clinical study has found that it works as an anti-cancer agent. Put that in your shark fin soup and choke on it.