Polycentric Wanderings

Keith's random and sundry thoughts on the challenges of working together.

Month: March, 2013


Love this. I went to a Starbucks. Two major marketing pushes on their “green” products. Yet look at their trash bins. No recycle bins either. Staff told me they dump AT LEAST 12 trash bags a day, most of it recyclable. Good reason why people continue to be cynical of the motives of big business.

Centralized Surveilance

US plan calls for more scanning of private Web traffic, email – Technology on NBCNews.com.

What could go wrong?

Beekeepers Sue EPA Over Pesticides

It will be interesting to see how this pans out.

Beekeepers and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA Over Bee-Toxic Pesticides

Honeybee Collapse Disorder (HCD) is a frightening phenomenon.

While I get that the science is not 100% conclusive about the linkages between GMOs or pesticides, we cannot doubt that are literally dumping poison on to our land, water sources and food; would you happily stand in from of a pesticide spray?  …didn’t think so.  So why would you eat food and drink water doused in that stuff?  Additionally, GMOs are an unproven quantity.  Biotech firms can prattle on all they want about how these things will feed the future, yet when push comes to shove, it sure seems like these firms are in the game only to extract rents from farmers and consumers.

Expect more bizarre ecological dilemmas like HCD.