Peru’s ban on GMO foods prohibits the import, production and use of genetically modified foods. The law is aimed at safeguarding the country’s agricultural diversity and preventing cross-pollination with non-GMO crops. It will also help protect Peruvian exports of organic products.
The board game “Monopoly” was originally invented in the early 20th century to warn players of the dangers of free market capitalism. The original title was “The Landlord Game,” made to show how property owners exploit their tenants with exorbitant rent. The game eventually evolved to include rules that let players charge higher rent if they owned all the railroads or the utility companies. But the endgame scenario of Monopoly is a lot like the endgame of capitalism that we’re witnessing today - no matter how the game starts, the wealth will eventually accumulate in the hands of one player, while the other players have to sell off their property to pay their debt to the owner and, eventually, lose everything they have.
Mankind will not be free until the last general is strangled with the entrails of the last systems-analyst.
— Edward Abbey (via vastwilderness)
Human beings with their tampering do something wrong, leave the damage
unrepaired, and when the adverse results accumulate, work with all their might to
correct them. When the corrective actions appear to be successful, they come to view
these measures as splendid accomplishments. People do this over and over again. It is
as if a fool were to stomp on and break the tiles of his roof. Then when it starts to rain
and the ceiling begins to rot away, he hastily climbs up to mend the damage, rejoicing
in the end that he has accomplished a miraculous solution.
It is the same with the scientist. He pores over books night and day, straining his
eyes and becoming nearsighted, and if you wonder what on earth he has been working
on all that time-it is to become the inventor of eyeglasses to correct nearsightedness.
— Masanobu Fukuoka - The One Straw Revolution
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