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Mordhaus says...

OK, today is flight prep and tomorrow is the flight to GRR airport in MI. I'm taking an old notebook computer so I'll probably be posting again sometime next week after the funeral. Don't know how much because I'll likely be tied up in paperwork and lawyers but we'll see.

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Mordhaus says...

maybe ask in sift talk or @lucky760, it has to be something related to facebook embeds because I've been using a lot of them.

Sagemind said:

Out of all your videos you've posted in the last couple days, I can't see any of them. I've tried on two different computers. Just a wall of blank grey space.

Thought I'd let you know here, rather than spam all your posts.

Mordhaus (Member Profile)

Sagemind says...

Out of all your videos you've posted in the last couple days, I can't see any of them. I've tried on two different computers. Just a wall of blank grey space.

Thought I'd let you know here, rather than spam all your posts.

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Kurzgesagt - Is Organic Food Really Better or is It a Scam?

newtboy says...

I recently saw a news piece that said in America there are standards for "organic" vegetables fruits and grains, but any fish can be called organic because there is no standard at all.

To be fair, GMO is a bit of a nonsense term as well, technically encompassing everything from crops selectively bred for taste and yield to those with various animal and or bacteria genes spliced in. I wish there were GMO labels and levels, telling us the method of modification, the source of the new genes if any, and even the expected benefits and hazards so we could make informed choices. I still can't believe the ballot proposition to require such labels in California failed.

ChaosEngine said:

Part of the problem with “organic” food (nonsense term, all food is organic by definition) is the fear-mongering around GMOs.

GMOs are going to be a big part of how we feed a population of 7 billion plus. Between the increased yield and lower requirement for pesticides, they have undeniable benefits.

Kurzgesagt - Is Organic Food Really Better or is It a Scam?

ChaosEngine says...

Part of the problem with “organic” food (nonsense term, all food is organic by definition) is the fear-mongering around GMOs.

GMOs are going to be a big part of how we feed a population of 7 billion plus. Between the increased yield and lower requirement for pesticides, they have undeniable benefits.

Mordhaus (Member Profile)

BSR says...

My condolences to you and the family, Mo.

Mordhaus said:

My step-father just passed away last night. I am probably headed to Michigan in the next couple of days to help my mother with everything. I will try to keep posting but it may be sporadic for a bit.

Kurzgesagt - Is Organic Food Really Better or is It a Scam?

newtboy says...

Repeatedly, companies large and small have been caught passing conventionally grown vegetables as organic. When they get caught, they pay a fine that's far less than the profit they make, and then they move on with little notice.
Recently I read about a huge grain supplier (i think for general mills) that had been selling their conventional grain as organic for decades, so all the higher priced organic products made from it weren't actually organic, but there's no refund coming for customers.

This means store bought organic food is a Crap shoot at best.

If you want fresh, clean, eco friendly vegetables, grow your own. It's really the only way to be sure what you're getting.

Mordhaus (Member Profile)

Mordhaus says...

My step-father just passed away last night. I am probably headed to Michigan in the next couple of days to help my mother with everything. I will try to keep posting but it may be sporadic for a bit.



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