James and the Giant Corn Genetics: Studying the Source Code of Nature

September 22, 2009

SF Judge Comes Down on GM Sugar Beets

Filed under: Plants — James @ 10:09 pm

Today in San Francisco a judge worried about “the potential elimination of a farmer’s choice to grow non-genetically engineered crops, or a consumer’s choice to eat non-genetically engineered food.”, ruled that the USDA broke the law when it approved herbicide resistant sugar beets for sale.

Sugar beet. Ironically an organic one Photo: medesrocha, Flickr.


Very Irritated

Filed under: Computers and Coding — James @ 1:04 am

I noticed a major drop off in traffic back in July (on the order of 50%). Since that coincided with a substantial drop off in my updates over the summer I didn’t think much of it. Recently I got suspicious and checked out the top keywords on my site using google webmaster tools. Corn doesn’t even show up until #13, all the spots above it were taken up with drug names and even less savory words.


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