Honors I’ve Received From Nice People:
Thank You Cousin!
I’ll be pitching it to Univision of course, but thought I’d bounce it off you folks first. What do you think? Got legs?
White Potatoes cannot be purchased with a WIC (food for wimmins and chilrens) card? WTF?? Did all red-blooded American kids grow up on potatoes? Including The First Harpoon Target herself? She asserts:
“Right now, the House of Representatives is considering a bill to override science by mandating that white potatoes be included on the list of foods that women can purchase using WIC dollars. Now, there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that many women and children already consume enough potatoes and not enough of the nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables they need. That’s why the Institute of Medicine – the nonpartisan, scientific body that advises on the standards for WIC – has said that potatoes should not be part of the WIC program.”
Leave it to this Administration that tells us when we’ve made enough money or gotten better healthcare to tell us when we’ve had enough potatoes. This truly is a Government That Works. Like Shit.
And now, the visual:
Stossel nails it again. The anti-GMO hysteria is completely without merit and unsupported by extensive scientific study and years of experience.
Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project responds: “We’ve eaten about 7 trillion meals in the 18 years since GMOs first came on the market. There’s not one documented instance of someone getting so much as a sniffle.”
Given all the fear from media and activists, you might be surprised to learn that most serious scientists agree with him. “There have been about 2,000 studies,” says Entine, and “there is no evidence of human harm in a major peer-reviewed journal.”
Yet anti-GMO activists ignore the science and work aggressively to block production and consumption of healthy, nutritious foods – especially in poorer counties where it is most desperately needed. Just as the so-called “organic” farming methods they espouse cannot produce the same volume of food as demand requires today. Millions would starve to death in the name of Food Purity.
Maybe that’s the plan.
Chief of Station. The top Spook. But of course it’ll be excused as inadvertent. Not intentionally evil like when Bush Did It Too. (Only those of us old enough to remember know that Valerie Plame rode a desk in Washington DC. She was no more covert than I was. She and her worthless husband were 100% politically motivated. And the Media was more than happy to amplify their “case”, all to injure Bush. The Bastids.)
Agency Top Gina McCarthy set to announce government grants to research alternatives to wood-burning stoves. “I haven’t used wood for years,” McCarthy stated, “and I don’t miss it one bit.”