By Pallab Ghosh, Science correspondent, BBC News, Vancouver, Feb. 19, 2011
Dutch scientists have used stem cells to create strips of muscle tissue with the aim of producing the first lab-grown hamburger later this year. The aim of the research is to develop a more efficient way of producing meat than rearing animals.
At a major science meeting in Canada, Prof Mark Post said synthetic meat could reduce the environmental footprint of meat by up to 60% [....]
The things that are pushed me leftward began with the experience of closely watching our national security establishment for decades. But they don’t end there. They are, in roughly chronological order:
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's inaction has led to the near-destruction of American family ranchers. Over 17,000 family ranches will disappear this year. Over 100,000 family ranchers have left the profession since 2009.
Is it time for everyone who is not a Republican to start screaming and running through the streets carrying torches so we can root out, and do serious harm to, any and all Republican politicians and GOP appointees? I say, Yes it is. In fact, it is way past time.