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 »

Almanac – 12 August 2010 – Thursday

Good Morning! It is the twelfth of August 2010. It is Thursday. Today is the beginning of Ramadan. Ramadan begins when you see the crescent moon in the sky in the early evening. Muslims will fast from dawn to sunset during this lunar month. Look at these expressions:

lunar month (calculated by the movement of the moon) solar month (calculated by the movement of the sun)
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