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JAN 21, 2013:

The Star Chefs of the Culinary Cinema 2013: Nils Henkel, Kolja Kleeberg, Michael Hoffmann, Tim Raue and Hendrik Otto

“Dig Your Food – From Field to Fork” is the motto of the 7th Culinary Cinema of the Berlinale, which will be held from February 10 to 15, 2013. 

Sixteen films about food and the environment will be presented in the movie theatre at the Martin-Gropius-Bau. 

Following the films screening at 7:30 pm, star chefs Nils Henkel, Michael Hoffmann, Kolja Kleeberg, Hendrik Otto and Tim Raue will each serve a meal inspired by a film in the “Gropius Mirror” restaurant, an elegant tent lined with mirrors.

“If you want maximum freshness and pesticide-free foods, you should garden. If you want a green city, you may become a guerrilla gardener and throw seed bombs. In Berlin, urban gardening has taken root. The Prinzessinnengarten at Moritzplatz will now be able to remain where it is, while other grassroots movements are spreading all around the world. Gardeners are among us! A…

2013: The World Economic Forum in Davos ...

Leaders without followers

Jan 21st 2013, 13:16 by M.B.

AS THE movers and shakers head to the Swiss mountain resort of Davos this week for the annual World Economic Forum, their credentials as global leaders look anything but resilient. 

Their official theme will be “resilient dynamism”, whatever that means, but what they ought to be talking about is the low level of trust the public has in their ability to do anything useful. 

The annual "Trust Barometer" survey published by Edelman, a public-relations firm, reports widespread scepticism about the ethics practised by political and business leaders. 

The lowest scores were when those surveyed were asked if they trust leaders to “tell the truth, regardless of how complex or unpopular it is”: only 18% trusted business leaders, whilst government leaders scored a yet more miserable 13%.

This lack of trust seems strikingly personal. As Edelman points out, trust in business and government leaders is far lower than trust in the respective…

Las hijas de Obama metidas en el celular en plena juramentación ...

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 03:23 PM PST

Las hijas del presidente Obama no están muy interesadas en la política ni mucho menos en los actos solemnes. Ellas como todo adolescente están mucho más atentos a las redes sociales y a lo teléfonos celulares.

El presidente de Estados Unidos toma posesión hoy para entrar en su segundo período de gobierno para enfrentar dificiles problemas económicos y la discusión sobre la regulación de armas la cual ha puesto a ambas hijas de Obama en el centro de la discusión.


SeaIntel: Common rate jump could be common sense ...

Foto: Port of Gothenburg


It is the expression of logic and common sense when the major container carriers raise rates with almost the same amount and at the same time, the analyst company SeaIntel thinks.

 SeaIntel has examined a number of rate increases and has concluded that “if carriers are indeed colluding illegally on the Europe trade presently, they appear to be uniquely poor at doing so.”

Offentliggjort 21.01.13 kl. 15:17

In May 2011, the EU competition authorities carried out a number of dawn raids at a total of 12 container carriers including the three largest carriers, Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM, following suspicions that agreed rate increases were a possible breach of the EU cartel and competition regulation. The result of the raids has still not been published,

Now, the analysis company, SeaIntel has examined a number of general rate increases, the timing of the carriers’ …


Zamorana es Nombrada Secretaria del Medio Ambiente de la Ciudad de México

por cflorian en enero 10th, 2013 | 

Categorías: Graduados de Éxito, Noticias

La Ing. Tanya Müller García, graduada de Zamorano en 1998, fue nombrada en diciembre como Secretaria del Medio Ambiente de la Ciudad de México por el nuevo Jefe de Gobierno, Miguel Ángel Mancera.

Müller García se graduó en Zamorano como Ingeniera Agrónoma con especialización en Horticultura, obtuvo un M.S. de la Universidad Humboldt de Berlín, un Diplomado en Derecho Ambiental y Recursos Naturales del Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México y un Posgrado Internacional en Hidrometeorología en Israel. 

La Ing. Müller es fundadora y socia de Green Roof Systems de México, empresa dedicada al diseño y montaje de techos verdes. Es fundadora y Presidenta de la Asociación Mexicana Nacional para la Naturación de Azoteas y Fundadora y Vicepresidenta del World Green Infrastructure Network. Ha sido ponente en congresos internacionales en Suiza, Brasil …


Peru: Camposol forced to raise asparagus prices by 30%

January 21st, 2013

Rising production costs have pushed Peruvian agro-industrial company Camposol to increase the price of its asparagus by 30%, the company announced Friday.                                                

Chief Commercial Officer José Antonio Gómez Bazán explained the January 2013 increase comes as a result increasing costs over the past three years, including a 50% rise in labor costs, a 30% increase for water and an almost 300% jump for machinery.

The Camposol pocketbook has received further pressure from the need to renew crops in new areas.

“To prepare an hectare we need between US$30 thousand and US$40 thousand, which includes technified irrigation,” Gómez Bazán explained.

If the market rejects the price increase, Gómez Bazán warned that the asparagus business could be put at risk of disappearing.

Last year also saw a 20% price increase for the vegetable, as well as a drop in the Peruvian export volume.

Peruvian agr…

Dole Fresh Vegetables Partners With SafetyChain Software On Food Safety Initiatives ...

by Dole Food Company

Posted: 2013-01-21 09:02:42 EST

SAN RAFAEL, CA -- SafetyChain Software, the leader in Safety Chain Management solutions that help manage and promote safety and quality compliance at all points in a consumable goods supply chain, is very pleased to announce that Dole Fresh Vegetables, a major producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, has gone live with SafetyChain for Food™ for a fresh approach to its food safety initiatives.

"At Dole, food safety is always our first priority," said Nye Joell Hardy, Dole Fresh Vegetables' Senior Food Safety Manager. 

"We cannot wait for suppliers' safety assessments -- we take a pro-active, prevention-based approach. We ensure all food safety programs are followed at the start of every point of production, from planting to harvest to post-harvest. Additionally, we are taking steps that prepare us for compliance with announced and anticipated FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules. We partnered with Safet…