We have a right to know. Opponents of genetically modified (engineered) foods argue rightly that people have a right to know the ingredients in the foods that they eat.
In a world full of news stories, one told earlier this week at Carleton College shed a bright light on a dynamic of unparalleled significance. Despite its universal relevance, there was no fanfare. No celebrity reporters. It did not gain a national spotlight.The story was told by a pair of Carleton College graduates who had traveled from their adopted home in Oaxaca, Mexico for their fiftieth class reunion in Northfield. Kathy and Phil Dahl-Bredine have lived in that part of the world for the last dozen years with a community of Mixtec. Continue Reading
A few days ago, a friend told me that their son who had recently graduated from college was moving to Washington to work for a coalition of churches that lobbies for sustainable environmental practices. My first reaction was positive. Continue Reading
“We need to live within our means.” “No new taxes.” The Republican leadership ‘s budget was predicated on these two arguments. They claimed that this was the fiscally responsible approach to governing.
Yesterday’s announcement that Governor Dayton had accepted their budget proposal reveals a plan that is anything but fiscally responsible.