Anti-biotech signs and literature are festooned across the Hawaiian Islands. The islands are the epicenter of a ferocious anti-biotech campaign funded, in part, by mainland money that aims to shut down thousands of acres of biotech seed production farms. The activists have succeeded in frightening a couple of county councils into banning the growing of commercial biotech crops. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey went to visit Monsanto's Piilani farm on Maui to see for himself the Frankencorn that haunts the activists' choleric imaginations.
But the campaign workers complaining about their union-negotiated salaries are being hypocritical too.
At least in the lower 48 states.
Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Thomas Massie have introduced a bill that would cut federal airport spending while giving airports more freedom to raise their money.