Saturday, February 23, 2013 5:03:17 PM
Little side note here. Modern carrots are orange because dutch farmers bred a special strain for the Duke of Orange. ( I think he was duke, but royalty to be sure.) Traditional carrots were purple.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 3:12:05 PM
Gerry- research 'genetically modified`- it`s a b it different than grafting and whatever. Whodat- ya turn off your cable,internet and cellphones.if you have multiple cars- sell all but one. Burn your credit cards. eat meals at home and learn to eat cheaply.If you have to, walk away from the house and eat the loss. All the things complacent, spoiled, entitled Americans won`t do because they won`t give up their creature comforts.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:52:31 PM
@CaptKangaroo - "then you downsize to live within your means"
Easier said than done. Two people I know have had their houses on the market for over 3 years. Both have their homes listed at a price that would just about allow them to break even, maybe take a small loss. Their intention is to sell and "downsize" as you said, but that can't be achieved until the house is sold.
Friday, February 22, 2013 9:00:21 PM
CaptK , no I'm not. I don`t have a problem with genetically modified food. The stuff you think is natural isn`t. It`s just been around so long it seems "normal" to you. Cows did not start out looking like that. Tomatoes are not as the were a hundred years ago. And none of it turned into poison just because they are modified.
If it were not for genetically modified grains we would be unable to feed the current population.