Almanac – 18 August 2010 – Wednesday

French activists have uprooted transgenic grape vines in a protest against the introduction of genetically-modified food. Global food supply is becoming increasingly more heavily centralized and transgenic food is a powerful tool in the armory of the food corporations as they struggle to maximize their profits. The French anti-GM food activist group "Faucheurs Voluntaires" (voluntary reapers) wants to pull genetically engineered plants out by the roots. Read more »

People and Places – The Swami 4 – The Same Thing

[audio:swami4.mp3] Download audio file (swami4.mp3) at Irp Swami: So you have the five senses. Mark: Mm. Mm.What is the relationship between Atman and Brahman? Swami: Brahman and Atman are the same thing. Mark: Mm. Swami: Brahman is the lingua franca… is the terminology for “the formless infinite” as described in […] Read more »

Mashed, Smashed, or Whipped Potatoes

[audio:potatoes.mp3] Download audio file (potatoes.mp3) at Lynnintokyo Wayne, from northern Kentucky, explains to Aaron the difference between mashed, smashed, and whipped potatoes. Aaron: What’s the difference between mashed potatoes, smashed potatoes, and whipped potatoes? Wayne: Well, whipped potatoes are when you take a blender and you blend them with a […] Read more »