10 Questions for Anti-GMO Activists part 2

Yesterday, I posed five questions for the anti-GMO movement. I’ve heard the objections to biotechnology, but none of them make sense to me. A lot of the talking points, it seems, are the product of lies that capitalize on ignorance and fear, though there’s an entire subset of arguments that can be classified as appeals to Monsanto or argumentum ad Monsantium. This fallacy is so widely abused that smug fuck comedian Bill Maher un-ironically uses it on national television to argue that GMO technology is bad. Continue reading

10 Questions for Anti-GMO Activists part 1

I love food. I love looking at it, smelling it, watching it prepared, eating it, sharing it, and whatever other acceptable actions one can take with food. It’s the best thing in the world. Seriously, where would we be without food? Entire cultures are built around and identified by it. It’s only natural that my love for food would lead to a love for any technology designed to make it easier to obtain and, in some cases, healthier.  Continue reading

Ruminating on Rabbit Food

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Doug Larson

It’s been a while since I last posted anything here. The holidays kind of got in the way, and I’m trying my damnedest to get over some mysterious illness that’s plagued me for the last week. I’ve spent most of my downtime catching up on reading and preparing for the new semester but I’m back now and ready to roll. Continue reading