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January 28, 2010

Biotech Cat: Not all that glitters is gold

A cloned Turkish Angola kitten gives off a red fluorescence glow while an ordinary one appears to be green in this picture taken under ultraviolet light at a laboratory of Gyeongsang National University in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, Wednesday. The cloned cat’s genes were modified with a fluorescent protein.

January 22, 2010

Food and Slavery

Yesterday I read the story of Lucy in a local newspaper. For 10 years Lucy lived locked in the basement of a house disturbingly close to my own. She was forced to do household chores for no pay and barely...

January 21, 2010


Take a drive a little northeast of Rockford, Illinois, along a long, bumpy, straight, and narrow road tracing a section line to Angelic Organics, an idyllic symbol of how important the small farm was to the American economy — and health. It is a beautiful farm with rich and lush fields of vegetables and herbs. But walking past the fields you will see a difference immediately: chickens ranging freely between the rows of vegetables (insect control), and huge boxes of black earthy soil percolating with glossy earthworms (fertilization). Angelic Organics is not just a symbol of a by-gone era.

January 19, 2010

food quote for today

Eat foods in inverse proportion to how much its lobby spends to push it.

January 15, 2010

Haiti and your favorite comfort foods

This was to go up yesterday, until Tuesday's earthquake devastated Haiti. Rather than cancel the post, I'm posting it with this suggestion... Think about the comfort food you love, the things you love to do, the people in your life whom you love - really generate in your heart an intense feeling of love - and send that to the people of Haiti and to the souls who have so suddenly been separated from their bodies. Favorite comfort foods for North American Presbyterian Hunger Program facebook fans. List! Cheese grits win. Pot roast, mac'n cheese and chicken with dumplings close runner ups.

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