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The History of Whaling in America

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Mark J. Palmer Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America by Eric Jay Dolin. 373 pages, hardcover. W.W. Norton & Co., 2007. Was there ever a more romantic, legendary occupation in American history than the whaling industry, pitting men, handheld harpoons, and small boats against the largest creatures […]

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A Biological Apocalypse Averted

A Biological Apocalypse Averted John Robbins These [genetically engineered] products are absolutely safe. For the most part you wouldn’t know [if you were eating them] but the point being that you wouldn’t need to know. — Bryan Hurley, Monsanto spokesperson There is a great deal of controversy about the safety of genetically engineered foods. Advocates […]