Poison Pair Saturday


What do you know about the worldwide chemical fertilizer industry? If you’re like most people, not much.

There’s plenty of press coverage and consumer awareness when it comes to genetically engineered food and crops, and the environmental hazards of pesticides and animal drugs. But the fertilizer industry? Not so much—even though it’s the largest segment of corporate agribusiness ($175 billion in annual sales), and a major destructive force in polluting the environment, disrupting the climate, and damaging public health.

Learning the facts about chemical fertilizers and the companies who produce them will give you yet another reason to boycott chemical/GMO/factory farmed foods and choose organic and grassfed animal products instead. Remember, organic standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibit the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, GMOs, or animal drugs.



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17 Responses to Poison Pair Saturday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Stick walked 50+ minutes south on Grand Avenue to ShopKo to pick up prescriptions and then back along Bishop Blvd. and the riverwalk to Sloan for a total of 81 minutes. Quite tired as I had laid off stick walking for about 3 weeks. Anyway, a nice view of a juvenile female Swainsen’s hawk just before entering ShopKo and altogether a beautiful spring day with lots of flowers. Even the dandelions look lovely.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    My symptoms Thursday night were a combination of no energy, shortness of breath so I was heaving air in and out while holding the railing between attempts to climb the B Street hill up to campus. That faded at the top of B Street so I continued. A bit later the muscles between my shoulder blades cramped for a short time, feeling as those muscles sometimes do after intensive stick walking. But I wasn’t stick walking.

    The symptoms are not over as I am now feeling slightly nauseous, another indication of what I went through and, I suppose, am now suffering the aftermath.

    But the central lesson is that a minor heart attack, which has some other medical name, doesn’t necessarily have any chest pain. I didn’t and don’t have any other than the sensation, not pain, which goes with deep breathing.


    • jimhitchcock says:

      Thank you, Doc…I have recently experienced a shortness of breath upon awakening, manifested though a brief brought of nausea, relieved through deep breathing. Docs have wanted to put me on a CPAC device, but so far I have resisted.

      Den, your Suzuki is flat out awesome, how I want to take one one the twisties, red or silver, I don’t care 🙂


    • Den says:

      Anyone mention COPD? Smoking brings a lot of health baggage along with it.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Feeling good now having a made to order pasta plate in the deserted Hillside Cafe. It is Mom’s Weekend @ WSU and many students are going out to eat with their moms; Pullman is overfillled.

      While waiting for the matinee performance of the operetta I was here just having some water which cleared my nausea. As for the operetta itself, another comment below.


  3. Den says:

    Jim, my zuki is built for straight line riding, lowering links and for lane-splitting, narrow bars, it’s a handful in the twisties, 60K miles of lane splitting fun in 6 years from Auburn to Sac-N-back, 80K ODO miles total on the bike.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    This year’s production by the WSU opera workshop was The Merry Widow, a 1905 operetta comedy, even a farce, and complete with a chorus line of can – can girls as well as many on many laugh lines. Akin to Broadway musical comedy, especially in this production.

    Afterwards said my goodbyes to the Straubs, with Hanae playing Hanne the merry widow and Nathan the count who finally marries her. Also to Sara Tisinger, another fine graduating suprano. Talked a bit with Regan and her mom and later with Keadrin.


  5. jimhitchcock says:

    Just think, we were down at the beach in the early ’70’s, drowsing in the sand, connected to the universe with our Sony transistors, and we did not have a care in the world, because, girls.


  6. Den says:

    You sand, me snow, not many girls in snow. 😦


  7. Just a bit erealier Ben came up with Natasha. Natasha at 21 is as beautiful as can be. Ben is still living in the Minm house and I melted to see that Natasha was with him rather than Brandon.

    The excitement down there seems have dissapated or else I would have gone down.

    I love Natasha. Not as a grandchild for which the age difference suggests. But if Ben and she pair up that should be a good match, mmethinks.

    Nonetheless I love her.


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