This post is for people tracking the bizarre ethical slide of The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc. (CPBR). As you probably know from my earlier posts, CPBR sends out a yearly invitation to plant biotechnology researchers to submit grant … Continue reading
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Some photographs to get you excited about starches on Thanksgiving. If you’re curious about the difference between yams, sweet potatoes, and potatoes, please refer to my page, “Yams and sweet potatoes are not potatoes.”
One of the gems of Philadelphia is the former estate of John Bartram, a world-renowned botanist and buddy of Ben Franklin (who flew his kite there, I gather). Back in the day, his garden along the Schuykill River was filled … Continue reading
Found this little clump of shoots (actually leaves, I know) under a hedge during a walk. Chlorophyll will come later, I suppose.
To juice up your holiday letter, I recommend a little spritz of catnip to the letter or envelope prior to mailing. When the letter arrives at homes with cats, it will be attacked and, most likely, drooled upon. Because my … Continue reading