Because the people who complain about GMOs and only buy organic are obviously the same people who eat Doritos burritos.
Okay, I admit that I like to cook and I rarely buy prepacked things — at least not since my high-school pop-tart addiction. But seriously, people. At this point, the middle-class reformers are just SO DUMB that they drive me crazy. So let’s just get some things clear:
* GLUTEN IS NOT BAD FOR YOU if you’re not in the >5% of the population who suffers from celiac disease. It’s just not. Sorry.
* ORGANIC IS NOT BETTER FOR YOU, as multiple studies have shown — including studies run by independent organizations AND pro-organic organizations.
* CHEMICALS ARE NOT BAD FOR YOU. Again, sorry. You know what’s a chemical? “Citric acid” — i.e. concentrated lemon juice. Acetic acid — i.e. vinegar. AIR. WATER.
… and so on, and so forth.
Seriously, people. Take a chemistry class, take a biology class, and come back when you’ve cleared your heads. And once you actually KNOW something, I won’t be that upset when you choose an apple over cheetos.
Mitacs is trumpeting the success of its R&D program, Accelerate, which pairs companies with academics. What that means in practice is that Mitacs will pay for companies to NOT hire people permanently. Okay, maybe some of these projects are short-term. But the infographic suggests otherwise:
(Sorry for the PDF. Can’t embed it.)
My favorite part? 92% are satisfied with the work, but only 30% think it’s worth hiring the interns for.
Nice job, jerks.