Time to find a way to permanently fund the wheat-rust surveillance team
Five US scientists follow wheat rust and other threats to cereal crops, but a lot of their funding comes from Congressional earmarks. Earmarks ought to be beaten into submission -- but a program to monitor some of the biggest threats to the world's food supply ought to be a pretty high priority for public spending.
"[A]n absolute, utter, complete waste of the taxpayers' money"
One expert's opinion on what would result from a public-diplomacy effort that gives up on broadcasting the news impartially
Show notes from the WHO Radio Wise Guys - May 10, 2008
Including discussion of PDF files, the Microsoft/Yahoo relationship, and video on cell phones. A ten-minute podcast of part of the show is available.