GMOFreeUSA and their pals love their autocrats

UPDATE: This is an update of a post I did on 6/13/2014. I felt it needed to be posted again, since I just found another authoritarian country the antis love, Gambia. Since the Anti-GMO movement doesn't have the facts or real science their side, they hitch their wagon to anybody or anything that promotes their cause no matter how illegitimate. Wh…

Why do we have to pay more to eat local?

 I grew up above the grocery store my dad owned in a small town in northeast Pennsylvania. Most of our stuff was local. We're talking 1960s. Steigerwalt brought his eggs.  The Lehigh Valley Dairy* and Zimmerman's gave us milk and orangeade and iced tea. They were local. The meat came from the various meat-packing houses like A&B and Swift's,…

History is elusive to the true believing Organicker

  ... And in places like Mooney's Market circa 1920 and 1939, Palmerton, Pa. To whom do these simpletons think farmers sold their food?     [caption id="attachment_3115" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A&P NYC 1936[/caption]   Then there's these two excerpts from an 1872 book by Daniel Mc Cabe, Lights …

Anti-GMO/Organic activists… GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! ME! ME! ME!

Lately it has occurred to me that along with buying into nonsense and bad science, the Anti-GMO and organic crowd sounds like a bunch of entitled, spoiled children. Look at the GMOInside meme above. The crowd is always making demands about their food. Who makes demands about their food and drink? Well, fed, affluent, self-entitled westerners…

Kickstarter campaign to build anti-GMO Scaredy Cat Town

The anti-gmo/organic crowd seems to be a bunch of 'fraidy cats. Corporations, gmos, pesticides, most of the modern world get them squealing like stuck pigs. Everything's giving us cancer and all kinds of other scary diseases. And because they feel impotent to stop it, they create scenarios where everyone is on the take and it's one big conspirac…

The anti-GMO movement is anti-science/progress. They said so.

One of the issues rolling around regarding the anti-gmo movement is whether they are anti-science. The issue has been bandied about on various blogs and columns and in the Twittersphere.  After all, the movement isn't against all science, just the science that disagrees with their worldview, and that worldview seems to be corporations + science = …

Anti-GMO movement are liars and a disgrace to progressive activism

Never in the history of progressive movements have so few lied to so many. That pretty much sums up the anti-gmo movement. It is the most dishonest, wretched and immoral movement to ever come out of the left. They traffic in lies, obfuscation, threats and violence. It used to be progressives, liberals and the left based their arguments on eviden…

March against Monsanto: NYC version

First off, if you're going to have a protest about how we're all being poisoned, you need to have it led by healthy, well-fed, good-looking people. Second, you need music and what better music to have than the Occupy Wall Street All-No-Star Band with special guest, Zuccotti Park Sax Guy. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX4yw4eMnmI?rel=0…

Is organic farming the boy in the bubble of agriculture?

In their opposition to GMOs, organic farmers point to the possible contamination of their crops. The use of the word contamination in itself is hyperbole and note the qualifier, possible. What they mean is cross-pollination, a less scary sounding word. Their vocabulary is full of maybes, could happens, and what ifs? Organic farmers seem to be…

After SCOTUS victory, Monsanto calls it quits

Hours after their victory in the Supreme Court, seed and chemical giant Monsanto filed for bankruptcy citing the enormous cost of “buying everybody off.” At a hastily called press conference, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant told assembled reporters the company never really thought through their "buying everybody off, scheme ." "I mean, do you know h…