Saturday, September 6, 2008

Chicken Labels

Q: Which came first the chicken or the egg and was it organic
A: Since the FDA owns the term organic, the chicken must have been raised on an inspected and registered organic farm in order to claim its organicity (I may have made this word up ). But since the first chicken predates the FDA by about 6,000 years (depending upon breed) could claim to be organic without fear of being sued (fined) for all its eggs by the FDA. The first egg coming shortly after the first chicken also would have the same issues when the United States in the 1980's passed legislation to regulate (collect money to inspect) farms that claim to be organic. After all who is more trustworthy than the US government. (If you cant tell from my keystrokes I am being sarcastic)
Follow the link below and click on the picture of the uncooked chicken to find out more.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Now I know how Arthur Dent felt

Progress is a terrible thing and even more terrible when it happens to you. Over the past two years I have had the looming knowledge that my house was doomed for demolition to make way for the new four lane highway. The engineers could not have made a more malicious swing in the road as it pulls left sharply to plow right over top of me.
Today it has become evident to everyone who drives by as the dozers and earth movers make their way all the way up to my property line which unfortunately lies about 30 feet from my bedroom window. Now I have the daunting task of dealing with the state over the purchase of my home, the remnants the road will not take, and the moving of my family and animals and personal belongings. But not to despair at least my friends can have a good laugh imagining me laying on the ground in protest, blocking the way of the oncoming instruments of destruction.