Something tells me that the inspiration for this post was your wife.
I really like the meditation link (scientific american).
If only it were to be read by the people who are in fact intolerant.
Still, some food for thought, if only on a personal level.
O que o amor naum faz ( teclado sem acento, desculpe).
By the way there is a huge myth about the weiners that go into hort dogs. Meat can be tampered with but it seems that the weiner got the sour end of the deal when it comes to stigmatizing a foodstuff.
Not all weiners are the leftovers of, well, what is left over.
The weiner is just meat introduced into a particular shape and the quality of that meat is up the person who makes the weiner.
Hence a weiner can be as good or as bad as any other item you want to consume, including veggies ( a green can be as harmful as a red, once again it depends on how the provider goes about producing his product).