The governor of Washington State has canceled Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, and about 20% of Seattle's restaurants and bars have closed permanently. The governor's arbitrary policies, such as banning indoor dining while allowing customers to eat inside tents, deserve part of the blame. Photographs put the absurdity on stark display.
As was the case in California nearly one year ago, the GMO-labeling controversy is now rearing its head in Washington State. Known as Initiative 522, the proposed law would require labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
R. James Cook, Professor Emeritus of the Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and co-recipient of the 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture has much to