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Friday, April 6, 2012

Freewheeling Friday

A couple of stories on the food front. Monsanto is threatening to sue the state of Vermont over a proposed bill that requires producers to label genetically modified food as such.

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Today is the first day that genetically modified salmon can be sold in the grocery stores of America. You won't be able to tell what you are buying, of course, due to heavy pressure from the mad scientists. Industry is starting to believe that resistance to GMO labeling is somewhat futile.

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Supreme Court takes up GMO patent case.

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Consumer Reports reports that most medical implants have never been tested for safety.

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I can't put my finger on the link at the moment but saw a blurb the other day that the FDA is now requiring private producers to do their own safety testing on poultry. Gee, I feel safer. Found it! 800 federal poultry inspector jobs eliminated, industry will now police itself.

In related news, the Maryland State Senate weakens a bill that would restrict the amount of arsenic in chicken feed. The poison helps maintain a plumper bird. Don't think it is really so healthy for humans.

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In 2005, our country banned the use of a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones because of their adverse affects on humans. Turns out they are still using them.

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Conservative columnist blames pink slime controversy for the end of farming as we know it and the death of 150,000 more innocent cattle per year.

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Utah joined Iowa last month in banning picture taking from factory farms.

"Coming less than a month after Iowa became the first state to adopt a so-called "ag-gag" law, the Utah bill signed into law by Gov. Gary Herbert is designed to thwart animal welfare groups that have planted employees inside big farms to document incidents of animal abuse."
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Happy Good Friday to all that celebrate the holiday. I close with this quote from Martin Luther. Sin strongly, my friends:

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.

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