Virgil on September 21, 2011

If you are concerned, as I am, about eating any genetically engineered (GE) foods, you are in trouble if you live in the US or Canada. Also called GMOs (genetically modified organisms), the three most prevalent GE crops are in almost every processed food, sometimes all in the same food. These are corn, soy and […]

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Virgil on September 20, 2011

Genetically engineered-crops It is the prevailing wisdom pushed by the biotech agribusiness firms and their allies in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that the only answer to world hunger is genetically engineered crops (GE), also called genetically modified organisms (GMO). Many people, especially in the US, buy into this, the propaganda is hard to avoid and […]

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Virgil on September 15, 2011

I fly a lot and for the past few months, mainly over Ghazni Province. Chinooks do not afford good opportunity to take photographs, but the Blackhawks do if you are lucky enough to sit by the window. Even better are the Polish Army Hind troop carriers with big windows that are often open in summer. […]

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Virgil on September 10, 2011

I had the chance to eat dinner with a few Afghani policemen recently and it was quite a treat. It was far better than any meal I have had in mess halls in five months. Saying it was better than the mess halls really isn’t saying much, this meal was excellent. Michal and I arrived […]

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Virgil on September 4, 2011

The story of the Balinese water temples and their priesthood used to be (probably still is) a staple of Anthropology 101 classes. It is the story of how the Balinese culture evolved a very elaborate and complicated water management system that worked wonderfully for centuries managing irrigation of terraced rice paddies on extremely mountainous terrain. […]

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Virgil on September 2, 2011

This is another Polish recipe from Michal I plan to try out when I get home on R & R.. I love recipes like this because you have to use your imagination even if you only use the ingredients listed. You can also add or substitute any number of ingredients you wish. The idea here […]

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