One of America's most widely planted crops - a genetically engineered corn plant that makes its own insecticide - may be losing its effectiveness because a major pest appears to be developing resistance more quickly than scientists expected. The United States food supply is not in any immediate danger because the problem remains isolated. But scientists believe potentially risky farming practices could be blunting the hybrid's sophisticated weaponry.
The campaign season for the Office of the President of the United States is taking shape. The Democrats have their candidate while Republicans have a candidate the GOP establishment feels is the strongest and wants its members to get behind. With all the need for distraction on the part of the establishment this year the need for a comparable level of theater seems to have come about. As the GOP primary is where all the attention seems to be right now, what better distraction than the chance an establishment pick may not be the one to win? A rebel perchance? (gasps) Reality show kind of drama, and with the current level of anger and resentment simmering below the surface regarding the establishment, perhaps they'll even provide a reality show twist at the end. Oh how dramatic.