Scripturient: Anti-GMO = Anti-Science

The politics of persuasion play a bigger role in the anti-GMO movement than science. Like so many anti-science movements before them – the anti-gluten fad, the anti-vaccination idiocies, creationism, the HIV and Zika virus conspiracies, chemtrails and on and on. Like them, anti-GMO is built on a combination of ignorance, fear and gullibility. And it’s all ...

Cowichan Conversations: Duncan Council Is To Be Congratulated For Their Stand On GMO’s

Don Maroc-Political Blogger The Citizen reported that Duncan City Councillor Martin Barker said “I’m disappointed in the City of Duncan for choosing to promote the banning of GE foods.” He’s talking about genetically engineered foods and the fact that the council and mayor Phil Kent out voted Councillor Barker, 6 to 1, on the bylaw ...

Politics and its Discontents: Some Good Environmental News For A Change

Let’s hope this is the beginning of a trend. Recommend this Post

Cowichan Conversations: GMO’s Clarified by Vandana Shiva

Cowichan Conversations: Monsanto is Winning this year’s “Nobel Prize of Agriculture”

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   This message was sent to me along with a petition. (Thanks Tom) Please take a few minutes to read and then forward this along to your friends and mailing lists. If The Nobel Prize folks expect credibility respect then they will yank this bought and paid for award immediately. Push back is ...

Cowichan Conversations: Seeds of Death-Unveiling the Lies of GMO’s

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   This is worthwhile ‘RealNews24.com’ video that runs for 1 hour and 19 minutes in length. I will put it up under the Video Tab so that it will be there and available when and if you wish to watch it in its’ entirety. The world’s leading Scientists, Physicians, Attorneys, Politicians and ...

Politics and its Discontents: Rachel Parent Takes on Kevin O’Leary Over GMO Foods

While I often lament people’s lack of engagement on matters of crucial importance, this very well-informed and articulate 14-year-old, about whom I wrote an earlier brief post, gives me some hope for the future. It is especially rich to hear a corporate shill like O’Leary talk about the importance of examining both sides of an ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Young Person Responds To Kevin O’Leary

It is young people like Rachel Parent who give me some reason to hope for the future: Recommend this Post

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Top Priorities of the 21st Century

If I were asked what I felt were the top priorities facing human beings today, in the 21st century, I would have to say there are four that top the list, in my mind. 1. Halt the global corporate coup. Defeat the corporate war on democracy, which is now escalating daily, and take democracy back. ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Toxic weedkiller found in EVERY human urine sample tested – at levels 5 to 20 times legal safe limit for drinking water

A recent German study found glyphosate – the active chemical in Monsanto’s widely used Roundup weed killer – in all human urine samples tested – and at levels 5 to 20 times the legal safe limit for drinking water. Think about that. Glyphosate has been shown to harm the digestive tract, impair nutrient absorption, cause ...

350 or bust: Deconstructing Our Dinner: What’s Wrong With Our Food System

For today’s TED Talk Tuesday, a home-schooled 11 year old deconstructs what’s wrong with our current food system:

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Stephen Hume rightly mocks the Fraser Institute for using its tax-exempt status to whine about individuals who don’t earn enough to pay income taxes. But I’ll take the opportunity to reiterate a point I’ve made before: progressive governments in particular will do far better to consider how public ...

Politics and its Discontents: Dennis Kucinich: US An ‘Orwellian State’

Some refreshing honesty from an American politician – well-worth watching: H/t Disinformation Recommend this Post

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – Battlefords Debate Notes

With Saskatchewan NDP’s leadership candidates figuring to be thoroughly familiar with each other and the party’s debate format, one might have expected little new to emerge from the Battlefords leadership debate. But instead, it offered some novel subject matter for the candidates to discuss – and the candidates’ reactions to new (or even differently-worded) questions ...

Accidental Deliberations: Parliament in Review: December 14, 2011

Wednesday, December 14 saw another day of debate devoted to free trade issues, this time addressing a proposed treaty with Jordan. But first… The Utterly Unprecedented, Stunning Development Which Shook The Very Foundations Of Canada’s System Of Government As Administered By Stephen Harper Helene Laverdiere asked a simple question to Peter MacKay. And MacKay actually ...