Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Prawn of the week

Margaret Fulton.

FOOD guru Margaret Fulton has joined a host of celebrity foodies to condemn genetically-modified (GM) food, likening the big chemical companies pushing its merits to Adolf Hitler.

Food writer Ms Fulton, along with celebrity chefs Alex Herbert and Jared Ingersoll, launched the Greenpeace True Food Guide Canola Edition 2009 in Sydney today.

The booklet coincides with the imminent entry onto the national market of Australia's first GM food crop, GM Canola, which is now being harvested in NSW and Victoria.

Critics say preliminary studies of GM Canola have shown it to be potentially toxic, partly due to higher levels of pesticides used in its farming.

Yeh, farmers like to pay more for their inputs just so they can have the luxury of paying more for their seed. Sheeit....makes Anthony Watts seem lucid.

The greatest failing of the modern Right is the assumption that AGW is a grand conspiracy directed by the Svengalis of the Left. It isn't; it's good science.

Similarly, many of the Left have an unfortunately misguided view of the benefits and risks associated with the genetic modification of food and fibre crops.

In my (reasonably educated) view, genetic modification of food and feed is an essential element of effective adaption to rapid climate change.

More on GMOs to follow in future posts. You enviros (especially the ones who keep sending me Green spam) ain't gonna like it.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Good on 'im

I'm liking this Obama bloke more and more.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Andrew Bolt: Racist?

The always excellent Possum indicates that's quite possibly the case.

One could only imagine the wave of angst that swept through his readership. With the toxic twins of Bolt and Planet Janet saying naughty things about the Liberals, and with Dennis of Shanahan getting sillier by the minute over the dismal polling – it was little wonder that large parts of the News Limited blogging section came to resemble the aftermath of the Jonestown Massacre.

Anyhoo, Bolt purchased a new calculator the other day – one that actually does real maths. His trusty old Casio AGW Denialist 3000 model he’s previously been using –the one that made statisticians and mathematicians across the country cringe in vicarious embarrassment, well apparently it’s seen better days and has been replaced by something that actually works. Rumour has it that Andrew handed Old Trusty down to Christopher Pearson so that he can do some more splendid psephological analysis for our enjoyment. Stay tuned for that dear readers!

To celebrate this great leap forward in numeracy, Andrew has been looking at immigrant crime and doing himself some subtraction, a bit of multiplication – and a hell of a lot of division.

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Is it just me or does the wingnut Right seem a little angrier since Obama's victory in the US?

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I is back!

Damn life getting in the way of blogging. Anyways, I'm back. Usual snark to follow.

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