Pig Pericope: Copenhagen and Athens Redux

Pericope (pronounced /pəˈrɪkəpi/) (Greek περικοπή, “a cutting-out”) in rhetoric is a set of verses that forms one coherent unit or thought, thus forming a short passage suitable for public reading from a text…. Denmark has a year-round pig… Read More

Winged Migration?

Floating, whether on water or air, sounds pretty appealing, doesn’t it? But floating as a way for whole species to migrate sounds pretty far-fetched. Nonetheless, that’s the conclusion of new research on why Madagascar, the island nation off… Read More

Haiti’s Cycle of Debt, Poverty and Destruction

Though the full extent of Haiti’s earthquake Tuesday is yet to be truly understood, the images emerging from the country are heart-wrenching: bodies are piled outside an overflowing Port-au-Prince morgue, men, women and children sit, waiting – bandaged… Read More

Corporate Control Over Chinese Soy

Henry Kissinger said, “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” I was reading the other day that China is importing a large amount of soybeans from the U.S. and Brazil, to use… Read More

Maathai’s Meatrix

New Year, fast review. As 2010 gets going, I thought it was worth looking back — well, just a couple of weeks — to the Copenhagen climate talks and what Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai said about meat… Read More