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July 22, 2009

Monsanto GM-corn harvest fails massively in South Africa

South African farmers suffered million of dollars in lost income when 82,000 hectares of GMO maize failed to produce hardly any seeds. "Monsanto says they just made a mistake in the laboratory ; but we are saying that is (a general) biotechnology failure. You cannot make a mistake with three different varieties of corn", those were the words of Mariam Mayet.

July 20, 2009

advocate raw milk and get sued?

Some people really like raw milk. Calves too. But, as advocates found out last week, you must be VERY careful what you say about pasteurized milk. Or, you may be sued. In the United States, it is not always the power of the argument, rather the size of your legal team that wins out. See this article about the raw milk symposium in Seattle for the latest on pure, unadulterated cow milk.

July 16, 2009

Not Indifferent

This coming Sunday, the lectionary brings us round to one of the most important teachings about Jesus that we can find in the Gospels: When hungry people are around Jesus, they get to eat till they are full. They also...

July 9, 2009

Bread of Life

My husband’s mother lives with a diagnoses of celiac disease. This means she doesn’t eat anything that has gluten - which can be found in wheat, rye, or barley. Personally, I’m a big fan of gluten and I add gluten...