User talk:John Maynard Friedman

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TTIP and GMO crops[edit]

According to de Gucht's prepared speech to the European Parliament plenary last week,

"we will not import any meat that is treated with hormones; we will not give a blanket approval of imports of GMOs." [1]

The EU does allow sale of some GMO crops (with labelling) at the moment; but (I think) the range is quite limited, the approval process is difficult, and they're pretty unpopular with public opinion.

That's I think why the paper I quoted identified them. Not an absolute red-line, perhaps; but an issue that is certainly very sensitive. (And that opponents of the agreement don't hesitate to try to tar it with). Jheald (talk) 16:41, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

According to Genetically modified organisms#Regulation,
"The European Union differentiates between approval for cultivation within the EU and approval for import and processing. While only a few GMOs have been approved for cultivation in the EU a number of GMOs have been approved for import and processing."
-- but still, I think, a comparatively small number. Jheald (talk) 16:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Regulation_of_the_release_of_genetically_modified_organisms#Europe has more detail, calling the EU regulations "possibly the most stringent GMO regulations in the world."
More at Regulation of genetically modified organisms in the European Union. Jheald (talk) 16:46, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

MK Dons New Kit[edit]

I have updated the MK Dons away kit, thank you for showing me. I'm afraid the kits are the best I can do with the patterns available. I sure wish there was a wider range! --RichardOwen97 (talk) 21:35, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

National Hockey Stadium[edit]

I disagree that the name suggests the stadium still exists; it's simply the name of the stadium as it was then. We don't call Arsenal Stadium "Former Arsenal Stadium", and "Former" should definitely not be part of the name. Number 57 18:37, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

PS, I think you are confusing names with descriptions. In this case "National Hockey Stadium" was the name, so does not change when the usage does. It was still called the NHS even when hockey ceased to be played there. Number 57 18:43, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
I think the problem there is that the real common name was simply "Highbury". As this is also a place name, it had to be disambiguated, so the official name was used, rather than adding on "Stadium", a name which was less well used (it's the same for Upton Park/Boleyn Ground). Number 57 18:49, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Relocation page[edit]

Hi there, long time no see. Just FYI, an MK fan has stuck a POV template on Relocation of Wimbledon F.C. to Milton Keynes just now. He hasn't added any specific concerns on the talk page as of yet but I thought another set of MK eyes might be good. Anyway, hope you're well, take care and have a great week. Cheers Cliftonian (talk) 16:29, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

He's put a message on the talk page now. Since I'm the editor he seems to think is biased it might be better if you or somebody else replies to him. Cliftonian (talk) 16:31, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I've added a comment on the Relocation talk page. He is right though about the Scottish clubs' moves. I didn't spot that deletion or I would have reverted, because it was critical to the WFC board's thinking. Given how little fuss was made of Clyde and livi's moves, I'm sure that no-one expected the brouhaha that happened in this case. I haven't got time now to hunt down and reuse the original text, it'll be a week or more. If you get there first, please go ahead. Thanks for contacting me - makes a change to be on the same side! --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 17:59, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
I have put my concerns in an orderly fashion on the talk page :) Abcmaxx (talk) 19:32, 24 August 2014 (UTC)