Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Issues and Updates

Can Scum Save the World?
No, not Dick Cheney. He's too busy censoring scientific reports on health impacts of global warming. I'm talking about pond scum. Plant biologists are researching pond scum, otherwise known as duckweed, as a solution to global warming, pollution from agricultural runoff, AND world hunger. Scum, anyone? (Science Daily).

Selling Sweet Lies
Debra Eschmeyer guest posts at Ethicurean on the Corn Refiner's Association multi-million dollar PR campaign to promote high-fructose corn syrup. (Ethicurean).

Where's the Beef?
The search for tainted beef expands as the 500,000 pounds of beef recalled by Nebraska firm gets expanded to 5.3 million. The usual suspect, E. coli 0157:h7 is the issue. (Green Guide).

And Now, For Something Completely Different. The Quote of the Week:
"Maybe Bush's brand of frighteningly inept politicking has been just the right kind of sociocultural emetic to induce a true purge of our congested system, just the thing to finally snap us out of our lethargy. Hell, sometimes you gotta go deep into the darkness to realize just how much you need the light." (Mark Morford).


Alison said...

I dunno. I kinda' thought that the quote of the week was Bush's farewell salute to the G8 leaders. "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter!" he said with a fist pump. Class act, that guy.

Expatriate Chef said...

The horror. The horror ...

I've begun to start looking away from the train wreck.

Anonymous said...

Ain't seen nothin' until Barry the Gaffe Machine gets in there. He makes Quayle look like a MENSA member.