First it was tomatoes from the States with salmonella, then salmonella in Cilantro now its listeriosis in meat products! This last food scare is the worst yet. Quite a few people have actually died from food poisoning and the resulting infection.
The problem seems to originate from a Maple Leaf processing plant in Toronto.
Garbage in the more environmentally conscious European countries has become a resource that people are willing to pay for! Garbage is being recycled and incinerated. With the price of non-renewable resources such as copper and iron, sorting the trash and extracting recyclable material has become profitable.
So it’s a lose lose situation for us consumers. The only thing we know for sure is that gasoline is expensive and likely to remain so. We also know that the only ones that are profiting are the oil companies and the government.
Well, Rogers mobile phone services is a lot cheaper than MTS and I liked the phone they were offering with their plan. It wasn’t the iPhone of course, but it was a top of the line Nokia. What I also liked alot was the fact that the technology used enables me to switch the SIM card in the phone and use a different mobile phone provider when I am in Europe. They also told me that the Rogers phone services would work in Europe, but admitted that the roaming costs would kill me. One thing I just cannot understand though, is why in Canada we have to pay extra for every little thing that Europeans consider to be part of a standard mobile phone package – such as ‘caller-id display’, ‘call forwarding’, ‘voice mail’, etc. In Europe nobody would accept a mobile plan where you have to pay for incoming calls either.