We all need to figure out how to either break out of our own personal bubbles, or how to see through them better, lest our distorted views of America tear us even further apart.
Pointing out the glaringly obvious to the USDA
The USDA is testing a program that lets poultry companies inspect their own chickens… at a rate of 175 per minute. What could possibly go wrong?
Nota Bene #114: Big Star
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
Drop the chicken and no one gets hurt
So i was just walking down the street the other day and this guy in a trenchcoat sidled up to me and offered me some milk. Now i’ll partake in a little […]
Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
Chasing the dragon, pt. 3
Part 3…God’s own medicine The Obama administration rescinded the Bush administration’s quixotic order to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan. Judging by hectare cultivation numbers and harvest yields, the plan was either never […]
The Weekly Carboholic: good-bye Holocene, hello Anthropocene?
Until recently, according to the International Commission on Stratigraphy, we have been in the Holocene geologic epoch. The Holocene started about 10,000 years ago with the end of the last ice age […]
Food contamination: do we risk a trade war with China?
[This is a guest entry by Jim Gwyn, a professional chemist and environmental regulator in North Carolina.] ______________ The expert in your earlier post talking about sulfur in proteins was partially right. […]
Your morning Chinese food contamination update: new developments, widening crisis
UPDATE: – BREAKING: Americans ate 3 million melamine-tainted chickens! In a conference call with media this afternoon, USDA Assistant Administrator Kenneth Petersen revealed that as many as 3 million chickens, contaminated with […]
Melamine story gets worse and worse
The melamine-spiking story continues to build, and so far nothing about it offers any reason for comfort. HorsesAss offers a mortifying blow-by-blow here, and after reading it you have to wonder not […]