Citizen activists pushing for a state law mandating the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods sold in Florida remain hopeful. And active. The legislator actually drafting a statute is still onboard. But she's also on the fence.See also:-Should Genetically Engineered Food Be Labeled?
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We're not sure which phrase best describes the Max Planck Institute's response to our questions about its treatment of the hundreds of animals it holds captive and on whose nervous systems it experiments. Perhaps "Nothing to see here. Move along." Or "We ask the questions." We're not happy with eith ... More >>
As if snakes large enough to swallow -- or at least try to swallow -- alligators in the Everglades aren't frightening enough, U.S. Geological Survey researchers delivered a bit of unsettling news this week about Burmese pythons. These massive beasts can't be held back by saltwater. The resea ... More >>
365beers.blogspot.comUntil I started writing about beer a couple years ago, the only reds I'd had were hyper-sweet lambics and Killian's from the '90's, the Coors-bought lager made red by caramelized, malted barley. I was underwhelmed by them until I sipped a gueuze.Though it's also a lambic, the ... More >>
Admittedly, I can't even suck on a ringlet of my own hair without convincing myself I'm developing a case of trichophagia. So when word came this week that scientists working at a university in Beijing were developing a method to create "large quantities of human-derived gelatin" for eh, human co ... More >>
Gevinson's Jatropha: Profitable and entirely legal!Teri Gevinson thinks money grows on trees.
That's why she's planted 9,500 jatropha trees in Delay Beach, on land where pepper and tomato farmers had long since packed up their hoes and gone home in disgust.
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