Ever-vigilant Customs Agents Send a Roquefort Cheesemaker Back to France
The reason, one official said, was that Mr. Bové had a record of criminal convictions and therefore was not eligible for the visa-waiver program that allows visitors from many European countries to enter the United States using only their passports.
Mr. Bové, 52, had served time for several protest activities, including episodes where he smashed windows of a McDonald's near his home in 1999, damaged a field of genetically modified rice in 1999, and destroyed a field of gene-modified crops in 1998.
Bove … was scheduled to lead discussions titled Fighting the Commodification of Food, and The Struggle Against Monsanto in Europe.
It’s hard to imagine that Bove poses any real threat in America, and I agree that McDonald’s is an abomination, but on the other hand protesters get arrested to make a point and if one of the results is some sort of punishment, you have to live with it. The worst part for Bove, no doubt, was that he had to eat two airline meals in the same day.
Daily Broadwater ... If you’re on the fence about Broadwater’s proposal to put a liquefied natural gas terminal in Long Island Sound because you think it will help make the U.S. less reliant on international energy supplies, read this post on Gristmill and then click on the link it sends you to.
Connecticut Fund for the Environment, by the way, did us the favor of finding the Broadwater application online. Click here to read it.