Debating “Depraved Indifference”

The intentions behind a recent Drummer letter on public education were seemingly benign and certainly ambiguous. The author assured us that “it was not meant to reflect on Granby’s status” and that she “looks forward to any reaction on the current situation of public education in America.”

Cellular-agricultural research

Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy should support public funding for cultured-meat research, with the goal of making the cell-grown, slaughter-free protein competitive with factory-farmed meat. Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies recently announced its ability to produce a quarter pound of cultured chicken for $7.50.

Depraved Indifference

The depraved indifference law and legal definition is: “To constitute depraved indifference, the defendant’s conduct must be so wanton, so deficient in a moral sense of concern, so lacking in regard for the life or lives of others, and so blameworthy as to warrant the same criminal liability as that which the law imposes upon a person who intentionally causes a crime.”

Kudos for Community Kitchen

Not all heroes wear capes. Granby Community Fund is very aware that community agencies, staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the Granby community during this time.

Wear red on Equal Pay Day

Recognize Equal Pay Day and wear red on March 24 to symbolize how far women are “in the red” with their paycheck. This is the point in the new year to which a woman must work to earn the wages paid to a man in the previous year.

Reallocate subsidies

Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal should support reallocating the billions of dollars a year in subsidies the federal government gives to animal-exploitation industries to cultured-meat research. For readers who aren’t familiar with the term, cultured meat is grown from cells, without killing.

Granby Living Calendar

The Granby Living Facebook group is a proud supporter of the Waste Not Want Not Community Kitchen and the Granby Food Bank. Both charities perform a vital role in our community and sadly this year has meant an increase in those that need help.

Government support needed

I was thrilled to learn cultured meat won regulatory approval in Singapore. This is a global first. For those who don’t know, cultured meat is grown from cells, without killing animals.