Cheesy listening: study says tunes change Emmental’s taste

It may be grating for some, but hip-hop is music to the ears of Switzerland’s most famous cheese. According to research on the musical tastes of Emmental, the holey cheese changes flavour depending on the melodies played as it ripens.

Plane believed to be carrying Algerian president leaves Geneva

An Algerian government plane believed to be carrying President Abdelaziz Bouteflika takes off from Switzerland, where the ailing leader has been undergoing medical treatment for two weeks. IMAGES of plane taking off from Geneva airport

Convoy believed to carry Algeria’s Bouteflika arrives at airport

A convoy previously seen leaving the hospital where Algeria’s ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was allegedly treated arrives at Geneva airport, where an Algerian government plane that transported the country’s president to Switzerland for treatment two weeks ago is waiting. IMAGES of the convoy

Ryan Zinke Went From Trump’s Cabinet To Selling Cryptocurrency (HBO)

Ryan Zinke’s back. After two years as Department of Interior Secretary, scandal-prone Zinke has made the jump to the private sector. And this time, he isn’t making his debut on horseback. Instead, he’s talking about tech and finance at a fancy hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland, as the new managing director of Artillery One, a blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm that’s apparently thrilled to have him.

“Secretary Zinke is a dynamic individual who has served this country and he deserves the attention. He’s a man to look up to,” Daniel Cannon, Zinke’s new boss and the CEO of Artillery One, said at the conference. “I’m very proud that he’s part of Artillery One.”

As for Zinke, he also seems delighted. Despite his lack of obvious experience with tech and blockchain, he’s picking up some of the lingo. “We’re going to concentrate on cybersecurity, and look for opportunities on blockchain, and also look at the regulatory structure, and look at our part to make sure that that structure doesn’t inhibit the opportunity of blockchain itself,” he said.

The conference also gave Zinke the opportunity to explain his departure from the Trump administration without mentioning the many ethics investigations that were underway when he resigned. “D.C. has become a very angry very hateful city,” he said. “The sides are divided into a red team and a blue team. As a former military commander I’m red white and blue — and for me, it was time.”

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Davos residents welcome WEF windfall

Residents of Davos, Switzerland react to the influx of activity that the annual WEF generates in the city. When staff, entourages and media covering the event are counted with the near 3,000 political and business figures, a total of around 11,000 people have badges to enter the week-long event — effectively doubling the number of people in the town, and creating desperate attempts to secure accommodation during the event.

Attenborough: Man’s destructive power “all-pervasive”

Naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned of the increasing danger man is posing to nature, speaking in an interview with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Cannabis Light. High CBD, Low THC. A New Hype? | Cannabis News Network

Cannabis Light is the latest cannabis hype coming out of Europe, where several countries have loopholes allowing the growth and sale of cannabis containing low THC (usually less than 1%) and high CBD levels. It’s already big business.

The loopholes were only discovered a couple years ago. Switzerland was the first country in 2016 to decriminalize cannabis with less than 1% THC as a tobacco substitute.

Italy would follow quickly when a law regulating hemp production went into effect. Originally designed for industrial hemp, the Italian government however, forgot to regulate the hemp flowers.

The difference between Switzerland and Italy mainly being Cannabis Light is regulated as tobacco in Switzerland, while in Italy Cannabis Light cannot be ‘smoked or eaten’.

To really understand the green wave Cannabis Light is producing, we went on a road trip to Cannabis Light farms in Switzerland and Italy.

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Swiss farmer’s quest to save cow horns goes to vote

Concern over the cruelty of removing a cow’s horns had not been one of Switzerland’s most pressing political issues. So when livestock farmer Armin Capaul — inspired by conversations with his cattle — managed to force a national vote on the question following an upstart campaign that began with few resources and no political support, he became a media celebrity.

Cheesy music: Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses. But a Swiss cheesemaker has embarked on an experiment to test the impact of music on Emmental, one of the most famous cheeses in Switzerland, even if it prompts pundits to write such grating remarks as: you gouda brie kidding!