commented on Election Night: The Empire Strikes Back!
Re: Monsanto's party, don't worry, there are plenty of rich old white guys slapping each other's tux-clad backs on a yacht somewhere in international waters. I'm sure they're thrilled to have this election out of the way so they can get back to their selfless devotion to feeding the world. "To SCIENCE! Clinky!"
commented on Etymology of the Day: Fog
The fog comes,
on little cat feet,
it sits on silent haunches,
looking over harbor and city,
and then moves on.
commented on The Stranger's Voters' Guide!
Good point, tdc. I used to work at promoting natural medicine and always bristled at Mercola and his devout followers, and sought to distance my organization from that fringe. He has built a small shady empire based on pseudo-science and paranoia, but can't be compared with the likes of global ag-giant Monsanto. So while I agree we should look at both sides, big ag has much deeper pockets and is a much larger threat to global food security. Mercola may be evil, but he's not trying to patent the world's food supply. As SECB said, GMOs seem to be safe. Let's label our foods and force the producers to convince the public that their product is safe - both for human consumption and for long-term environmental health.