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Demonstration in Belfast

Demonstration in Belfast | Chris' Regional Geography |

Demonstration in Belfast on world hunger.  . . depicting world figures


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June 17, 2013: People dressed as the leaders of the G8 countries take part in a photo op to raise awareness about the global hunger crisis in front of the Belfast City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 16, ahead of the G8 Summit. Leaders of the G8 countries will meet at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit on June 17 & 18. The leaders they are dressed as are (from left) U.S. President Barack Obama, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italy Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Britain Prime Minister David Cameron, France President Francois Hollande, Russia President Vladimir Putin and Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ...less (

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EU horse meat scandal exposes dangers of globalism

EU horse meat scandal exposes dangers of globalism | Chris' Regional Geography |
When horse meat was discovered in beef hamburgers in Ireland last month, governments, corporations and regulators assured a panicked public that it was complete


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, unit 5 agriculture, globalization, agribusiness.

Via Seth Dixon
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Horsemeat showed up in London and the media interviewed many people who were appalled and wondering "how safe IS our meat?"

We now have to 'backtrack' to see where in the marketing loop  in between countries this actually is occurring, and also to see how regulations fell through the 'cracks'.


chris tobin's comment, February 28, 2013 3:44 PM
Yes the industry is all about money. The US needs to change their ways, especially in the beef and poultry business. Its mass production, inhumane to animals, and unhealthy .
Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, March 7, 2013 8:12 PM

What trends in agribusiness are conveyed in this map?

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:30 PM

Why would someone want to do that to a horse? Horses are a great addition to the world because they can come in handy when it comes to pulling cargo and other objects also. Horses are having helped people for hundreds of years. I would go crazy if I found out I was eating horse meet. I am very surprised that those people from Ireland did not find out. There should really be an organization that checks the meet before it goes to supermarkets and other places.