Girl Scouts tell anti-gmo activists to buzz off

No comment. From the Girl Scout FAQ: "Our bakers determine whether to use genetically modified agricultural crops (GMOs) in Girl Scout Cookies based on a range of market-related factors. There are some conventional ingredients, such as sugar, which are most prominently available in the United States as GMO. Our bakers are industry experts and have…

Ancient Sumerians vs. Modern Greens

One of the mantras of Greens and the Organics is how we have to work in harmony with nature instead of against it.  They also decry the idea of food as a commodity and industrial agriculture.  They would have hated the ancient Sumerians. The Sumerians invented agriculture around 4,000 B.C.  They mono-cropped. They diverted water needed for …

From the archives: Bloomberg to ban alcohol in NYC bars

The bombings at the Boston Marathon today has left everyone in shock. With that in mind, I decided to post an old column I did when I was writing about local NYC issues for...Ack! examiner.com. I thought we could use a chuckle. This is from 2011. ___________________________________ Fresh on the heels of his latest victory to ban smoking outside, …

Thinking beyond Argumentum ad Monsantum.

I wish Monsanto would go away. The anti-GMO activist obsession with them has queered the genetic technology discussion. It has clouded their thinking. Common Dreams has a link to a pdf, which I won't link to here, that is a history of Monsanto's evil chemicals.  The logic is since they created or helped create such poisons as Agent Orange, the fa…