H5N1 has evolved into two separate strains, one that infected people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, and the other that infected people in Indonesia.
Leave my grapes alone Now scientists are talking about being able to genetically engineer grapes so they contain more vitamin C. If they can do this with grapes, wine can’t be far behind. This was one of my biggest fears, that they would start tinkering with grapes and wine and totally screw things up. There is nothing wrong with the grape as it is. In many ways it is a perfect food, with even anti-cancer properties, not to mention its role in various religious ceremonies. Is nothing sacred anymore? Do the scientists and corporations have to ruin everything in nature? For God’s sake, leave my grapes alone.
Speaking about screwing things up, everyone who looks askance at people who eat organic food should probably read this article, which discusses the impact of pesticides on our health.
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