- Eric Eikrem
View to the North-East from Ringvassøya, Troms. Read the rest of this entry »
Reindeer next to houses in Skulsfjorden, Kvaloya, Troms. Read the rest of this entry »
Winemaker: Bodegas Coto de Gomariz
D.O./Area: Without D.O. Galicia
Type of wine: Red
Varieties: Sousón, Caíño
Approximate price: 23 to 30 euros Read the rest of this entry »
These days the Spanish government is sanitizing the banking sector. The terminology makes you think of a biological organism that only needs a few vitamins to get it back in shape. The problem is that a good injection of money or a removal of toxic assets will not ensure that it never again will suffer from an anemic state. Even new stricter banking regulations will ensure a complete recovery.
Behind the sorry state of the financial system there are people who have made decisions that have led us to the current situation.
How good is European consumer protection? A wide range of dubious substances, many used in cosmetics, are apparently allowed. In a recent survey, the Norwegian Consumer Council found endocrine disrupting substances in more than 1200 of 3000 examined body care and cosmetic products.
In an effort to help consumers avoid potentially dangerous products, the Council made an Iphone app that allows you to scan a product’s bar code and check whether it is in the Council’s cosmetics database. If it is, you get an overview of the products contents and a safety rating. If not, you may register the product and it’s content. Norwegians have now scanned cosmetic and body care products with the app from the Council more than one million times. Read the rest of this entry »