Commentary – All Natural Irritability

In growing numbers, Americans are bypassing traditional medicine and getting "back to nature" for what ails them. From chamomile tea to St. John’s Wort, herbal remedies are becoming wildly popular. The move toward nature could be a sign that we are finally understanding our connections to the Earth. Then again, Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator, Julia King, wonders if we aren’t just trading one vice for another:


Canadian researchers have developed a genetically altered
salmon. Dubbed "Frankenfish" by the public, the designer salmon grow
about eight times faster – and as much as 37 times larger – than normal
salmon. While fish farmers are hoping to bring their latest catch to
a dinner table near you, Great Lakes Radio Consortium commentator
Suzanne Elston finds the whole thing rather unappetizing: