In the Internet age, we don’t need TV debates

Whatever we might have lost by Harper's withdrawal, we stand to gain several times over in the wild, crazy and uncontrollable online world

In the Internet age, we don’t need TV debatesTelevision news folks are in a lather over the Conservatives’ announcement that they won’t participate in the traditional leaders’ debate in the upcoming federal election campaign. Motives have been impugned, with many commentators concluding that the Conservatives see a strategic advantage in keeping their colourless incumbent leader out of the stultifying spotlight. Though the theory…

Major corporations bending to the food ingredients revolution

Social media is leading to a more democratic food system

Major corporations bending to the food ingredients revolutionInnovation is a staple of the food industry – food businesses have always changed recipes and formulas. But recent decisions by major players show the industry is being shaken by external powers, resulting in an ingredient revolution of sorts. PepsiCo is removing aspartame from Diet Pepsi (in the U.S., not Canada), and Kraft is revising…
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