The country’s cheese industry, worth 604 million Swiss francs ($659 million) in exports last year, has turned to DNA fingerprinting to fight counterfeits, which Emmental producers estimate have cost them as much as 20 million francs.
“It has a deterrent effect, because people know there is a method” to catch fakes, said Petra Luedin, a project manager at Agroscope. “Fakes in Italy have declined.”
Dino Mecca! (Siglo 21)
One of the scientists working on the project described the findings as similar to what is shown in the movie “Ice Age.” The scientists have already recovered large bone samples from the hip of what they believe to be a mastodon.
School is out with ISIS. (Al-Quds)
The “Islamic State” terrorist group (formerly known as ISIS) has issued a decree canceling classes at Syrian educational institutions under its control that are not in line with the group’s beliefs.
“Topics from music education, social studies, history, fine arts, mathematics, philosophical, social and psychological issues, Islamic and Christian studies are canceled with alternative courses to be added to the curricula,” read the IS’s decree.