…We’ve seen this before. Activists stampeded the Gun Control Act of 1968 through Congress after a series of political assassinations. Advertised as their full and final demand, it was in fact a mere tactic in a string of Hegelian maneuvers. Similar stampedes got us the Patriot Act after 9/11 and the bailouts. Again, as in 1968, anti-gun partisans ask us to believe fear and outrage is a sufficient argument for whatever restrictions they care to imagine. And once more they’re throwing feces and calling their own tantrum a “tipping point” and a “watershed”. Whether the will of the people will be set aside again remains to be seen…. via ol remus and the woodpile report.
Fresh doubts have arisen about the safety of genetically modified crops, with a new study reporting presence of Bt toxin, used widely in GM crops, in human blood for the first time.Genetically modified crops include genes extracted from bacteria to make them resistant to pest attacks. These genes make crops toxic to pests but are claimed to pose no danger to the environment and human health. Genetically modified brinjal, whose commercial release was stopped a year ago, has a toxin derived from a soil bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt.) Continue reading