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  The 2012 Summer Olympics have officially come to a close, and while the world's elite athletes head home, hopefully with medals in hand, host-city London returns to its own business as usual -- high tea, period dramas on television, pork pies, and -- prostitution?
  GMOs are considered safe for human consumption, but their effects on your health are largely unknown. The FDA, which is responsible for food safety regulations in the U.S., has taken the position that GMOs are “substantially equivalent” to non-GMOs. Its 1992 “Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant…
  Guns, guns and more guns. I love the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Second Amendment, and my sacred right to buy as many guns and as much ammunition as I can afford. My rights and my love for guns are far more important than your Liberal, wimpy concerns about…
  Donald Trump, the rich casino developer-politician who insanely claims that Barack Obama was born in Africa, portrays himself as a business genius, a political godfather and a television star. You’ve seen his charming Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice television shows…where you watch him treat people badly while his hair goes…
  When genetically engineered crops hit the ground in 1996, farmers used the modified seeds to plant approximately 4 million acres of land worldwide. By 2011, that number jumped to 400 million. These facts are celebrated by some and feared by others. Supporters claim genetically engineered food crops provide the…
  The fight to label GMO products is the latest in a string of legislative actions against big GMO producing corporations. In what seems to be a major victory, the California Office of Secretary of State announced the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, a GMO labeling initiative.
  Online shopping. I absolutely love it. Love kicking back at home carefully reviewing product choices, comparing prices. Love ordering items and having them delivered for free in a couple of days. Love Amazon.com for not making me pay sales taxes. Love return policies that let me send stuff back…
Hidden down in the basement, we read by the light of the smallest-watt bulb we can get by with. The newspapers and farm bulletins are using terms like "second Dust Bowl," and "catastrophic drought" to describe what's happening to Midwest farm states.  The first Dust Bowl happened in the 1930's,…
  As the 2012 presidential election season heats up, Romney attacks Obama and vice-versa, while corporations and the super-wealthy spend unlimited amounts of political money that corrupts the political process. The Supreme Court just ruled that their infamous “Citizens United” case—in which the Supremes said corporations have free speech rights…
  It was starting to feel like the little guy, David, could not win against Goliath. In this story, Monsanto is undoubtedly the Goliath of agriculture and local farmers are the countless Davids who get cheated for their hard labor. Normally, Monsanto makes billions to pay their pit bull-style legal…

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