Bass Concert Hall
"...It's no coincidence that the first crops chosen for genetic engineering are such items as corn, soybeans, potatoes, canola oil, and cotton. These crops are produced in a volume significant enough to make them financially profitable for manipulation, and they all serve as raw materials or additives for countless other processed or manufactured products..."
"...Biotechnology: General term for a wide range of agricultural, industrial, and medical technologies that make use of living organisms (such as microbes, plants, or animals) or parts of living organisms (such as isolated cells or proteins) to create new strains of organisms. Often used interchangeably with "genetic engineering."..."
"...There are plenty of people who take issue with this sweeping statement; 500,000 of them have already signed a petition being circulated by the Mothers for Natural Law of the Natural Law Party. The petition was presented to legislators during the National Summit on the Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods held in Washington, D.C., on June 17 of this year..."
"...Directed by: Susan Robinson and Mark Mori. Hot on the heels of having won the well-deserved Academy Award for Best Documentary Short only a couple of days ago, Chasnoff's Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons & Our Environment is making a timely appearance in Austin..."
"...Directed by: Anne Fontaine. Starring: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig, Eliza Rycembel, Katarzyna Dabrowska and Anna Próchniak...."
"...Directed by: Zhou Xiaowen. Starring: Ai Liya, Liu Peiqi, Ge Zhijun and Zhang Haiyan..."
"...Directed by: Zhang Yimou. Starring: Ge You, Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao, Jiang Wu and Liu Tianchi..."
"...With the announce-ment just before New Year's that Whole Foods Market Inc. would be banning genetically engineered foods from its store brands, Austin's hometown "natural" grocery store placed Central Texas in the middle of the ongoing debate over the evils of messing with Mother Nature..."
"...As a bookhead, I was curious about this tome of sartoria edited by three literary heavy-hitters: Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?, Heidi Julavits, novelist and reliably well-dressed editor of The Believer, and Leanne Shapton, an artist whose graphic novel in auction-catalog form was optioned for a Brad Pitt/Natalie Portman vehicle. Inviting "women worldwide" to complete a survey with 100-plus open-ended questions (among them: "What's the situation with your hair?"), the triumvirate diced up the responses, sprinkled them between interviews, essays, drawings, and photos of women's "collections" (fedoras and used earplugs and such), and ran all 500 pages through what looks like an aloof, underscrubbed, and awfully chic Instagram filter...."
"...The science behind genetic engineering is so complex that even scientists disagree about the inherent dangers. The information about how any cell functions is encoded into single and distinct genes, certain segments of DNA with specific instructions for specific protein production..."
"...In the age of genetically engineered foods, vegetarianism is no longer a simple choice consumers can make to save the world -- or even themselves. Although many of the benefits of a meat-free diet still stand, many genetically altered crops contain the DNA of animals, ranging from moths to fish to pigs, while the majority of processed foods -- from bread to nachos to canned soup -- contain ingredients derived from GE crops, primarily corn and soy..."
"...So we created this kind of fantasy version of Mexico in terms of what we needed for the film. Mexico was great for getting that kind of texture that I was craving: semi-post-apocalyptic..."
"...Seriously. Don't believe it? Still rolling over that four-leaf-Cloverfield? Stuck in District 9? We loved those, too, but for our money, the Brit-helmed Monsters trounces Matt Reeves' New York escapade and Neill Blomkamp's South African bug-fuck by sheer virtue of directorial pluck (it's Edwards' first film out of the gate) and producerial luck (rumored budget: $15,000!)..."
"...Furthermore, any member of the band would have eagerly provided Lynch with a CD, set list, or any other information that could have been of use to him. With the exception of the aformentioned blunder and another mistaken song title or so, the review was great and a lot of fun to read..."
"...I look at GE, and I think, "Gee, how does it get away with that?"..."
"...Dear Editor, Mr. Black gets his science wrong regarding genetically engineered crops [“Page Two,” Aug..."
"...The case is being heard in San Antonio before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Leif Clark, who will eventually have to decide on several issues raised in motions filed by Schlotzsky's attorneys from the Haynes and Boone law firm, from Wooley who remains Schlotzsky's largest shareholder and one of its largest unsecured creditors and his attorney Joe Martinec, and from lawyers representing the chain's secured creditors..."
"...It's Thanksgiving Day -- have you hugged a farmer yet?..."
"...Have you read the one about corporations planning to charge you hundreds of dollars a month for your tap water? Or the one about military "psychological operations" specialists manipulating viewers of CNN? What about the highly skilled programmers in Silicon Valley who, because they are immigrants, are laboring under sweatshop-like conditions?..."
"...Matt Lee, owner of Austin's award-winning Tèo Espresso, Gelato & Bella Vita (1206 W. 38th), is celebrating National Ice Cream month with a contest inviting customers to create the next great Tèo flavor..."