Daily Archives: May 14, 2011

Rally for food and farm freedom Monday May 16 in Washington

From Kimberly Hartke’s blog:

Ms. Moo goes to Washington. Photo: Kimberly.

Farmers will bring a dairy cow to Washington, D.C. this coming Monday, to do some lobbying of her own. The grass hungry (former) heifer will “demonstrate” that the 4 legged ruminants of the bovine race prefer to be fed on pasture, not in an industrial facility. She will then gift Upper Senate Park with a fertile layer of microbally alive manure in hopes of improving the Congressional ecosystem.

The Washington Post tipped the cow story on their blog yesterday. To the shock and awe of the FDA, within eyeshot of the Capitol Dome, people will partake of the udderly available milk which, as it happens is from out of state. But to our knowledge there is no law preventing an actual cow crossing state lines to feed her patrons, only farmers are forbidden to do so. So, this is a legal and peaceful action on the part of mother cow (with a little help from her farmer friends). Continue reading

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Cell phones blamed for the bee deaths

From the Inhabitat website:

Bees seem to get confused by cellphone transmissions. Photo via Inhabitat website.

“Scientists may have found the cause of the world’s sudden dwindling population of bees – and cell phones may be to blame. Research conducted in Lausanne, Switzerland has shown that the signal from cell phones not only confuses bees, but also may lead to their death. Over 83 experiments have yielded the same results. With virtually most of the population of the United States (and the rest of the world) owning cell phones, the impact has been greatly noticeable. Continue reading

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