Wanted: nations without states (not states without nations)

The US FDA is bad, but the US EPA is probably worse. While people in Vermont concentrate on political secession, the deeper truth is that a different kind of secession, ie environmental- and health-motivated secession, is even more legitimate, moral, and wise. The United States currently exists only to protect the short term profits of corporations. That means it isn’t a nation without a state, but in truth the world’s only state without a single nation. For this reason, new thinking, and a different emphasis is needed.

U.S. Links Pesticides to Honey Bee Deaths, but Resists Ban

If you’ve ever seen an olive tree, or used olive oil, you know it is a tasty and precious thing. But the Mediterranean olive has a (high altitude) Saharan cousin.

Sahara Olive Tree: Genetic Heritage to Be Preserved