Food crops in Texas have been contaminated by an experimental pig vaccine that was put into GM corn. The newest genetically-engineered crops are “biopharmed,” which means genes containing drugs and industrial chemicals are put into food crops. But if these GM crops contaminate ordinary food crops, it could destroy the food supply. “The incident overall just reaffirms our concerns that something could go wrong,” says Stephanie Childs of the Grocery Manufacturers of America.

Prodigene of Texas was fined 3 million dollars for contaminating half a million bushels of soy bean meal with genes from corn that was genetically-engineered to contain a trial vaccine used to prevent stomach upsets in piglets.
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Elaine Sciolino, in the January 28 edition of the New York Times, writes that we may not have to wage war against Iraq, because Saddam may be toppled by a coup led by opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi, of the Iraqi National Congress. Is this what Bush had in mind from the start and is this why his war threats have dragged on so long?

Chalabi told a news conference from his headquarters in Iran that, with the blessing of the White House, his group will “assume control of the administration of Iraq.” His says his comfortable Iranian villa is “paid for by the State Department” and there’s a special Treasury Department exemption to allow U.S. funds to finance his operation.
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We asked that question in our latest poll and received the following answers: Most of you (39%) think it was created long ago by Martians, closely followed by those (35%) who think it’s a natural formation. 13% think it was created by a lost, space traveling civilization and 12% think it was created by aliens from outside our solar system. Since the European Space Agency plans to travel to Mars soon, we can only hope that they?ll be less biased than NASA appears to be, and will take a good look at the “face” and decide if it really was “man”-made and if so, start investigating who might have made it. The answer may give us vital information about who WE are.
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No, not the usual depressing ones about global warming, upcoming war and a bad economy. These are the kinds of signs that make the day brighter. Who knows if they’re real? Despite the recent worm that seems to have killed a great deal of e-mail, these managed to make it through. Keep reading?

On a Septic Tank Truck sign:”We’re #1 in the #2 business.”

Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office:”Dr. Jones, at your cervix.”

At a Proctologist’s door:”To expedite your visit please back in.”

On a Plumber’s truck:”We repair what your husband fixed.”

On a Plumber’s truck:”Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”

Pizza Shop Slogan:”7 days without pizza makes one weak.”
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