Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…
1. I read that the last roll of Kodachrome film had been processed . A poignant historical milestone.
2. the comeback announced by Ian Thorpe, Australia’s most successful Olympian, was marred by rank commercialism . I’d have been astounded if it hadn’t been.
4. the Sydney Peace Foundation awarded Julian Asssange its gold medal for ‘Peace with Justice’. He’s only the fourth recipient in the Foundation’s 14-year history  And WikiLeaks has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. How WikiLeaks has advanced Peace by even one jot, is beyond my ken.
5. the US government announced a 2010 update of its 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans . There’s nothing unexpected or revolutionary in the update. But it’s worth reading.
6. the journal Gut reported Japanese research concluding that a dog can sniff out bowel cancer in breath and stool samples, with a very high degree of accuracy – even in the early stages of the disease . Well if dogs can sniff out truffles…
7. the Fox family owned transport group Linfox has revealed plans to employ 500 indigenous Australians over the next two years . A win-win plan, hopefully. Good on you for this, Linfox.
8. I read of a new train in China that travels 1,000 km in three hours. It’s the fastest train in the world . Where the bloody hell are you, Australia?
Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.