Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Ireland Abstains From Potato Vote
GMO HOT POTATO ISSUE
The European Union can't agree on allowing the new genetically modified potato to be used as animal feed. As usual, these stories don't provide enough information for the average person to get a feel for the whys behind GMO controversies. Around 1999 I did a bunch of research on this, and it's actually pretty interesting.
Several EU countries voted on the issue...
Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland and Portugal abstained in the vote.
Also, if you love potatoes...go to www.potatonews.com
In related news
New potato chips from Golden Flake coated with caffeine
BIRMINGHAM (AP) — For a generation already buzzing on energy drinks, here's a new snack — potato chips coated with caffeine.
That doesn't sound good to me at all.