• John Vogel

    Even A Farmer Can Need To 'Smartphone Detox'

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on September 23, 2013

    I'm all for having alcoholics and drug addicts coming to church on Sunday, anytime for that matter. And I'll do my best to make sure they feel comfortable with the rest of us "sinners." After all, there's no more powerful assistance for kicking an addictive habit than divine help. But last Sunday morning, I was confronted by another form of addiction. In the middle of the church service, a young couple strolled up the isle in jeans, cowboy boots and belt buckles to…

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    Anti-GMOers Aim To Kill Food Abundance With GMO Labeling

    Nor' east Thinkin'

     by John Vogel
     on September 20, 2013

    Working at a fair booth, I struck up a friendly conversation with Sharon in a neighboring booth. She was marketing "natural" foods. Somehow, the conversation became more adversarial when we hit on the topic of (horrors of) genetically-modified organisms in foods and the need for GMO labeling. If you've read my columns, you already know what I think about the topic. I mentioned there's not one shred of evidence that genetically-engineered products are unsafe. Sharon…

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