Archives: 2006 September

Suicidal Harvests

September 26th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, This article failed to to include remarks about the predictable problems of biotech farming, also ignored when scientists, economists and governments put the full weight of their influence behind agribusiness to promote this technology. The inability to re-use seed from one’s own cultivated crops due to patent laws, along with the prohibitive […]

Capitalism’s Contract

September 6th, 2006, No Comments

To the Editor, I have trouble breathing in the vicinity of cooking flavored popcorn but diacetyl is not listed as an ingredient on the label. If it were, I and fellow asthmatics might have learned early on about potential problems connected with this chemical at smaller exposure levels than plant workers experience. I also have […]

Pharmacogenetics: Another Broken Contract with Consumers

September 6th, 2006, 1 Comment

To the Editor, This is nothing we haven’t known for years. Robert Pear informed us that drug sales run approximately $180 billion annually, (Growth of National Health Spending Slows Along With Drug Sales, NYT,1/10/06). Yet researchers Ernst and Grizzle informed us that the adverse effects of drugs exceeds $177 billion in annual spending (Drug Related […]

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