Do we eat genetically modified (GE) foods? The quick answer is: almost certainly. Remember that the vast majority of US corn and soy come from GE seed, and that these crops are generally used as feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, or otherwise used in the many processed foods found in grocery store aisles. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the US and is most commonly used to feed dairy cows and beef cattle. So, if you drink milk, eat beef, enjoy the occasional slice of bacon with your breakfast, order chicken in your Caesar salad or ever indulge in processed foods, cereals and desserts with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, THEN GE crops are most certainly a part of your food chain. How’s that make you feel? What’s worse, you can’t be sure when you eat them or in what form, because there is no requirement to label foods with GE ingredients.
Part I: OBAMA ADMIN’S new mission to squash “burdensome” regulation & play nice with BIG Farm businesses CREATES frenzy green-lighting genetically engineered crops
FarmAID.com — Just weeks into the new year, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the full deregulation of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa—a genetically engineered crop variety designed to withstand Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The move gave the OK for commercial planting to take place this spring without restrictions. A week later, USDA announced the deregulation [...]
July 9 might be “Internet doomsday” for PC and Mac users who haven’t taken steps to make sure their systems are not infected with what’s being called DNSChanger malware. That’s right: Your Internet connection may not work that day because the safety net now in place from the FBI against the malware will be removed then, and if your computer is infected, you won’t be able to get to the Internet.
As part of a federally assisted program to help survey broadband internet access and implementation across Wyoming, development teams will visit many different towns across the state to meet with the public and businesses, arriving in Buffalo July 19th.
The program, called LinkWYOMING, is funded partially by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and is administered in Wyoming by the state government’s Chief Information Officer, as well as the Wyoming Business Council. Their mission is to help facilitate access to broadband internet connections around the state by first determining the extent of broadband internet connections, and then also determining if more assistance is necessary to develop high speed internet access
The future home of one of the world’s largest supercomputers is almost complete outside Cheyenne.
Major construction at the National Center for Atmospheric Research-Wyoming Supercomputing Center is wrapping up this August, and crews will start to test the facility’s infrastructure while administrators are set to select the supercomputer that will occupy the site this fall.