Eat Your Toxic Veggies, Kids! Or No Toxic Dessert!
Now WE say that the practice of approving questionable products without adequate testing is a failure of regulating bodies to consider public health over industry profits. We cry foul because we know that the research is not extensive, the conclusions not based on long term considerations. The safety not even remotely guaranteed. AND we know that like many things, these caution-scrapping remedies have a way of biting vulnerable people in the ass. (children in poor nations)
So if we look at crops such as corn, engineered to resist common pests, we hear about the decrease in the use of pesticides and how this constitutes a positive step especially because we know these chemicals are harmful despite their widespread use. But what they leave out is the punch line of the joke: that many targeted pests are not dissuaded, causing agribusiness to apply chemicals NAYWAY and worse… the pests become resistant to the process and require EVEN MORE toxic pesticides long term. How does THAT make sense, Monsanto?
Makes a whole lot of sense, no?
The whole thing to me is this..if it doesn't biodegrade at a natural rate, whats it doin in my body while its there?
Damn Lily and Abi are prolific as hell over here..Kvatch better start getting worried.. :P
But it's just further proof of the theory of evolution - adapt or die. The strong adapt and survive, and the weak become Democrats.
Windspike - wise man, your dad.
Dusty - well, thanks, but Kvatch is paying us well - $10,000 or a trip to Hawaii. Which did you choose, Lily?
Blognonymous will be taking a charge in the second quarter of FY 2006 for $10,000,000 to cover restructuring costs associated with having guest bloggers. Once we've amortized the tax benefit over 10 years, the savings will be deposted in Halliburton stock into each of your investment accounts.
Uh, we'll all be gone in ten years. I say payment now.
I got a killer frog pic for ya..not to change the subject dear :P
Abi and Lily have done an outstanding job. I could not have asked for a better pair of guest bloggers to keep things "hopping" around here while I was out of pocket.