climate change / International / seeds / Syria

Doomsday “Rescue Seeds” Tapped from a Norwegian Global Strategic Vault

In a little discussed impact of war, the global store of strategic seed reserves has now been tapped by a Syrian seed bank.  This sounds quite strange under the circumstances, but here’s how the Huffington Post wrote the story: “The request to take out a small amount of the millions of total seeds from within … Continue reading

philosophy / Society / Writing

Scientism vs. Objectivism–a thought provoking Opinion Piece

Recommended reading….It was interesting to experience in the mind’s eye the writers’ reminiscences about how he began studying philosophy and the contributions of his favorite professor.  What I liked about the piece is how, even without knowledge of the field, one could begin to grasp how foundational the concept of philosophy can be as applied to … Continue reading

chemical pollution / consumer rights / corporate ethics / dupont / Environment / labeling / teflon

From Agent Orange to GMO, to Cookware and Exposures of Daily Life….

It’s all about chemicals–bringing yes good but also insidiously and lethally bad things to life….DuPont, Dow Chemical and Monsanto, and collaborations thereof, have done much to advance human progress and much to undermine it with a history of production/utility casualties, cat ‘n mouse games and lawsuits marking their decades of product development. Over time, consumer safety guidelines are skirted, regulators are lobbied, … Continue reading