• Josh Flint

    This Editor Prefers the Taste of HFCS Over Sugar

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on March 24, 2010

    If you haven't heard, high fructose corn syrup is once again under attack. Duke University recently published a study that supposedly links HFCS to liver scarring. During my recent trip to Washington, DC, several Illinois Corn Growers' members met with the staff at the Corn Refiners Association.   Apparently CRA cannot determine the funding behind the research. However, most folks have probably put two and two together and arrived at a logical conclusion: the sugar…

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  • Josh Flint

    Attorneys For Animals

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on March 11, 2010

    Have you ever not known whether to laugh or cry at something? While reading the Wall Street Journal about five days ago, that feeling cropped up when I noticed a ridiculous animal rights story.   In Switzerland, a small-town newspaper ran a photo of a local man who had caught a 22-lb. pike. It was the quintessential "man holding fish" photo that so many of us have seen.   While most enjoyed the article, one man in particular took issue with it. Antoine Goetschel, a Swiss attorney, decided…

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    SeaWorld Incident Breathes New Life Into HSUS

    Prairie Gleanings

     by Josh Flint
     on March 3, 2010

    After a series of victories against the Humane Society of the United States, the death of a SeaWorld trainer has given them new life.   As I wait for a flight to the Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. at 4:30 a.m. in St. Louis, I can't help listen to CNN in the background. Anderson Cooper diligently cites the "Humane Society of America" (he means HSUS) as an authority on orcas in captivity.   Just as I'm about to cry out in disgust, Jack Hanna swoops and notes that HSUS' experience with…

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