(PNS reporting from MEXICO DF) Farmers, activists, students, scientists and foodies organized a Carnival of Corn in Mexico City over the weekend to protest genetically-engineered corn being forced into the food supply by corporations specifically like Monsanto.
GMO corn, which is short for GITMO, or Guantanamo Corn, carries a gene designed to kill insects if eaten and hold people hostage to the St. Louis-based Monsanto Corporation.
Monsanto’s “Roundup-Ready” corn has been approved as feed for animals but not humans. Studies have shown that the human body is not be able to digest a key protein in this killer corn.
Monsanto’s killer corn first made headlines when it was accidentally used to make taco shells for Taco Bell in 2000.
“Eating this corn caused digestive problems, cramping, spasms, allergic reactions and even night blindness,” said Coronel Ben Enoso of the FDA’s Genetic Corn Division. “Unfortunately, this made it pretty hard to distinguish from regular Taco Bell food.” [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Mexican researchers are baffled by the discovery of a lost tribe of Frenchmen living in an artfully-decorated cave in the foothills of Mt. Popocatépetl in the state of Puebla.
The Frenchmen, found by a group of hikers, are believed to be descended from a military patrol that went missing in 1862, during the French occupation of Mexico.
The cave was discovered when the hikers followed the distinct smell of espresso to its entrance. Upon entering, they found the walls painted with scenes of picnics and absinthe drinkers and the floors littered with empty bottles of the hallucinatory liqueur.
Through the process of cabron-dating, which involves reading the label on the bottle, it was confirmed the absinthe was from the Napoleonic Era. [Mas…]
(PNS reporting from MEXICO) The Mexican government news agency Notimex announced today that it has stopped using the terms “negrito” and “chino” to describe people of African descent and Asians.
A Notimex spokesman said the move was in response to the Associated Press decision to stop using the terms “illegal immigrant,” “bean eater,” “sleepy Mexican,” “pepper-belly,” “chili chomper” and “wetback,” unless they appear in actual quotes from Republican legislators. [Mas…]
Passions run hot in the lucharrific Aztec Gold Dating Game featuring the Glorious Gabacho, Gabe “The Babe” and filmmaker Erik Bosse; all three are vying to be the valentine of a smoldering San Antonio señorita. [Aztec Gold Dating Game by me, Victor Payan.]
As a result of the ongoing Pocho Revolution, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of people who identify themselves as pochos. While most are legitimate pochos, there are many who have infiltrated the ranks and are seeking to subvert the ideals of Pochismo. We’re not talking about the CIA, the FBI or [...]
Sure you can get a flu shot, like a sane and rational modern American. Or you can get really really sick and walk the road of tradition with the pocho ocho top traditional flu remedies: 8. Abuelita’s chicken soup recipe 7. Wear seven ponchos for seven nights 6. Sweat to the Oldies
(PNS reporting from DE EFE) This just in: On this day in 1992, the term “No Mames” first entered the United States at the San Ysidro port of entry on a t-shirt worn by Alex Lora during El Tri‘s historic first American tour.