The topic of embryonic stem cell research has been in the newspapers that past several days since Bill Frist announced he believes there should be federal funding for this. I don’t. Several years ago I attended a seminar in Michigan given by a professor of bio-ethics at Ave Maria College. He noted that science shows that life, indeed, begins at conception — with, for instance, the whole genetic code already being in place for that human being, not to mention the immortal soul. To take this life, no matter how benevolent the cause might seem, is simply: wrong… In New Meadows, Idaho, I read an article about local “Retro Ranchers” Debra and Steve Campbell who raise some of their cattle the old fashion “traditional way.” That is, these cattle are grass fed and they don’t use hormones or antibiotics to artificially stimulate quick growth. Hormones and antibiotics that can cause all sorts of problems in our systems as the next ones in the food chain.