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> The United States Department of Agriculture exerts far more effort developing disease-resistant fruits and vegetables than creating new varieties to enhance the disease resistance of consumers. In fact, I’ve interviewed U.S.D.A. plant breeders who have spent a decade or more developing a new variety of pear or carrot without once measuring its nutritional content.
Much of our produce is relatively low in phytonutrients — compounds that may reduce the risk of many diseases.
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This para explains how a lot of desi politicians work:

> Tapan Kumar Chowdhury, 62, a retiree now working as an activist in the colony, said legalized status would be likely to improve sanitation and local health standards through installation of a true sewage system. But he remained skeptical about whether the election-year promises would be carried out, noting that politicians preferred to keep colonies vulnerable so that residents remained more beholden to them for even incremental improvements. “They have a vested interest in keeping us illegal and unauthorized,” he said, “so they can use us as a vote bank.”
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A few journalists have called recently to ask about Aaron Swartz. Some have asked for my personal thoughts on whether I thought MIT was right to cooperate with the Secret Service in investigating and ...
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Dear #Google, there are other countries in the world too who need cheap chromebooks! Hurry up!
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I surprised some people when I said I was taking November off Twitter. I’ve been using Twitter since July 2006 (user #1568!) with almost completely unbroken usage since late 2007, so that reaction is....
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Pakistan finally had elections conducted by a civilian government. Only 67 years after being formed as a democratic state!
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It is impolite to say that I was never your fan. But that’s how it is. Never, not even when you commanded large, mostly middle class, youthful audiences as a celebrity singer. I found your ‘Pop music’...
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This #book sounds like a must read. Is George Saunders the writer of the American times, as this nytimes reviewer puts it?

>>It’s the trope of all tropes to say that a writer is “the writer for our time.” Still, if we were to define “our time” as a historical moment in which the country we live in is dropping bombs on people about whose lives we have the most abstracted and unnuanced ideas, and who have the most distorted notions of ours; or a time in which some of us are desperate simply for a job that would lead to the ability to purchase a few things that would make our kids happy and result in an uptick in self- and family esteem; or even just a time when a portion of the population occasionally feels scared out of its wits for reasons that are hard to name, or overcome with emotion when we see our children asleep, or happy when we risk revealing ourselves to someone and they respond with kindness — if we define “our time” in these ways, then George Saunders is the writer for our time.
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Damn the #BBC is awesome! This is an awesome book. When two awesome combine what does that make? A negative? Awesomeness squared? But if ever there was a book waiting on the BBC to make a miniseries on, this was it.
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For decades, Americans have consumed more energy, built bigger houses, and driven more miles with each passing year. Not anymore.