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U.S. rights groups urge boycott of
Barilla pasta after anti-gay remarks

Reuters, by Victoria Cavaliere

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/28/2013 12:24:27 AM

NEW YORK- U.S. and international gay rights supporters called on Friday for a boycott of Italian pasta maker Barilla, whose chairman said he would never feature a gay family in its advertising. The comments sparked a firestorm of protest on social media and resulted in online petitions in English, German and Italian, including one by Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo. A MoveOn.org petition started by Beth Allen, a Takoma Park, Maryland, mother of two and a lesbian, garnered 85,000 signatures by Friday evening. (Petition: http://r.reuters.com/paz43v) "Guido Barilla made it clear how he felt about families like mine


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 9/28/2013 12:33:30 AM     (No. 9540407)

I love their packaging, pricing and taste.

Pass the Barilla, another reason to like them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/28/2013 12:36:56 AM     (No. 9540409)

Sorry Barilla, but the gaystopo will not rest until you are assimilated or destroyed. They will hunt you down until you fully confess that their deviant and sick lifestyle choices are somehow or another "normal" and "healthy".

They will then destroy you anyway, since you dared to speak the truth.

Anyone out there still not believe these are the end times???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 9/28/2013 12:39:57 AM     (No. 9540412)

The gays should stick with their canned SpaghettiOs with the tiny cocktail franks and leave the
Barilla folks the hell alone.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Retiredhippy, 9/28/2013 12:49:23 AM     (No. 9540418)

We at the hippyhousehold love and use all the Barilla products, and will continue to do so.
especially the green and black olive sauce.
yum yum.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 9/28/2013 12:53:36 AM     (No. 9540420)

Hey I think Sat night is going to be a big spaghetti feed at our house. Need to buy some boxes of Barilla pasta tomorrow. Yum.
Hey, fa gs, go back to where you just wanted to be accepted and now leave all of us alone.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/28/2013 12:54:27 AM     (No. 9540421)

I love Barilla pasta, and can´t conceive of excluding them from my shopping list.

PFFT on you all, It´s a free country (for now), I´ll buy what I like. Thank you very much!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: biggun, 9/28/2013 1:03:24 AM     (No. 9540427)

Barilla is the largest selling brand of pasta in the world because it is a superior product and is reasonably priced. We love their pasta and use it exclusively. We now have another reason to appreciate and support their fine products.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Memphis, 9/28/2013 1:03:27 AM     (No. 9540428)

I will buy the brand from now on. Glad the man has morals.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: olde buck, 9/28/2013 1:10:00 AM     (No. 9540431)

Takoma Park, Maryland is an official "Nuclear Free Zone". In a left wing cess pool of a state, they are Maryland´s little patch of North Korea.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: losgatos, 9/28/2013 1:11:16 AM     (No. 9540432)

I buy Barilla pasta here in Mexico and tomorrow I shall buy more! The gay gestapo has gone just about far enough.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: D S Craft, 9/28/2013 1:13:32 AM     (No. 9540435)

Well, now I know which brand of pasta I´m buying from now on.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: steveW, 9/28/2013 1:26:07 AM     (No. 9540441)

Agree with the Left or be boycotted. Next step: agree with the Left or go to jail. Final step: agree with the Left or die.

Behold the true face of "tolerance" and "diversity".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Peaches, 9/28/2013 1:44:29 AM     (No. 9540450)

It´s too bad I don´t like Barilla (always al dente, no matter how long you cook it. No, thank you), because otherwise it would become the only pasta I´d buy. I´m sick of the gaystapo! Maybe I should just buy some and donate it to a food bank.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 2:06:21 AM     (No. 9540457)

I feel a pasta craving a-borning [odd choice of words?].

Whose? Hmmmm.

BTW, all you market-researching advertisers out there -- I am ever-loving SICK to DEATH of your altogether fictional world. Where members of Groups X and Y are 40% of the population [each], not... some other fraction. And all clean-cut professionals, going to or from MENSA meetings. Where women, and only ever women, can behave as adults if white. Where white men -- well, you´d need to stack the brains of 5 or 6 men to reach moron status, according to your ever-so-original adverts.

But somehow you expect these male morons [now, again, how did they get their families into $300,000 - $400,000 houses, morons that they are?] to reach in their pockets and pay you because you insult them in every ad you run?

Who makes your ads, out-of-work hairdressers? Or NOW? Do they collaborate?

Gotta go and email Barilla. Then buy more next time I´m in town.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: badrad, 9/28/2013 2:06:47 AM     (No. 9540458)

Save Barilla and save money. It lasts in storage forever and will never be any less expensive. Buy before the next obama recession and gas and food hikes.

I will get my case on Monday. Maybe a mixed case. Macaroni Salad with chicken and petite green peas; old standard spaghetti (have you tried spaghetti bake?); some noodle for adding to hamburger helper to stretch it in the obama economy; penne for alfredo; anything with hamburger tomato sauces and cheese.....

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pensom2, 9/28/2013 2:42:51 AM     (No. 9540479)

Admit it: you knew this nonsense was coming as soon as the Barilla rep made his statement.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/28/2013 2:43:31 AM     (No. 9540481)

My personal fave is the spinach tortellini.
You can literally combine it with Anything and it is excellent! Serve it cold w/....
sorry, getting too "chatty!" And That´s OK.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/28/2013 2:45:42 AM     (No. 9540484)


6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
2 medium onions, chopped
3 cups (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces Barilla Orzo, uncooked
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Wrap garlic in foil; bake in 450 degrees F oven about 15 minutes or soft.

Cook and stir onions and mushrooms in olive in large skillet golden brown and tender.

Meanwhile, cook orzo in water and chicken broth according to package directions; drain and transfer to serving bowl.

Remove garlic from from foil packet; squeeze cloves from skins into small bowl and discard skins. Mash garlic with fork.

Stir garlic, vegetables and parsley into hot drained orzo. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve warm.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

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Reply 19 - Posted by: PChristopher, 9/28/2013 2:53:06 AM     (No. 9540492)

I´m a Barilla buyer now!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/28/2013 3:01:47 AM     (No. 9540497)

Any advances the gay agenda has made has been through intimidation. It is certainly not because they have changed people´s minds. They are all about shutting people up who do not agree with them. Unfortunately, it has been very effective. They use the same tactic of the left - intimidation by accusation. The gaystapo is on the march and will continue their intolerant behavior because it is all they have. I will choose Barilla the next time I go shopping and will encourage others to do so too. Hope sales of their products soar.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/28/2013 3:35:56 AM     (No. 9540510)

Can Barilla be bought online------don´t think our locals carry it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 9/28/2013 3:37:02 AM     (No. 9540511)

The ever over reaching gay world has probably caused Barilla to be hard to find on the shelves for a while. Just think how many non-perverts are going to become loyal customers of Barilla. I know tht I will.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MERLIN251, 9/28/2013 5:54:07 AM     (No. 9540539)

I buy products based on their quality and price, not the political or social views of the manufacturer. I can imagine that Ms Allen would have been equally outraged if the chairman of Barilla had stated that he would never feature a communist family in its advertising. Some people just can´t help exercising their inner Commissar!!! I seriously stocked up on Barilla pasta this afternoon, and have bookmarked all the outlets that sell it online. Bon Appetit!!!


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/28/2013 6:07:55 AM     (No. 9540547)

Usually we have been brand neutral when buying pasta, as of today, that is changing.
It matters not, to me, if someone is gay or straight, what does matter to me is special interest groups, especially when funded by a billionaire, going after a business because of the owners beliefs.
Too bad Soros does not have retail businesses, it would be fun to boycott them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/28/2013 6:32:46 AM     (No. 9540572)

Up yours gay rights groups. I don´t boycott anything on your say-so. Besides, I happen to like Barilla pasta.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/28/2013 6:59:03 AM     (No. 9540591)

They must feel empowered. After all, the boycott of "Chick fil A" went so well for them. s/

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Reply 27 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 9/28/2013 7:32:47 AM     (No. 9540630)

So, let me get this straight. The head of Starbucks can dis gun owners and ask them to not bring their firearms into his establishments because he doesn´t like guns, but the head of Barilla pasta can´t say he does not want to use gay families in his advertisements because he does not want to use that lifestyle for marketing his product. One is hailed as a hero, the other is Satan and worthy of a boycott.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Michaelus, 9/28/2013 8:46:36 AM     (No. 9540733)

The Barilla guy said he respects homosexuals and that he is in favor of homosexuals"marriage" - but he does not support giving little boys to sexual perverts ("gay adoptions"). That is enough to make him a "hater".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/28/2013 9:23:19 AM     (No. 9540787)

These pro-gay pasta-baiters just can´t help themselves.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: happywarrior, 9/28/2013 9:29:18 AM     (No. 9540798)

Just had some farfalle AKA bow ties last night. Been eating Barilla for years and those people won´t stop us.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 9/28/2013 10:52:35 AM     (No. 9540961)

Will start buying the brand. Bu Fus can go to hell.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 9/28/2013 10:55:44 AM     (No. 9540966)

The gay left throws another hissy fit. Great.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: JoniTx, 9/28/2013 11:21:51 AM     (No. 9541010)

Barilla is also sold on Amazon.com.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/28/2013 12:13:44 PM     (No. 9541068)

Anyone who underestimates the depravity of the gaystapo is fooling themselves.

How many people here have said that they will not stop buying Barilla? But what happens when the gaystapo starts poisoning packages of Barilla pasta, where it all has to be pulled from the shelves? Don´t think for a second that anything -- including possibly poisoning innocent children -- gets in the way of the gaystopo´s agenda to destroy anyone who will not bow to their perverse and sick beliefs.

The gaystopo agenda is all that matters to them. If they kill people or hurt innocent people -- they could care less.

Yes, the gaystopo is very much like the Islamic terrorists. They learned very well from studying their tactics.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: jrtrhd, 9/28/2013 12:44:26 PM     (No. 9541103)

Hmmm, pasta sounds good. Off to buy at least a few boxes of Barilla!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: PatriotOne, 9/28/2013 1:07:00 PM     (No. 9541142)

I think it´s a fair exchange..... Gay families will support other pastas ~ stright families will support Barilla!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 3:00:17 PM     (No. 9541266)

#27: Good post. Let´s go just one step further.

The Starbucks "ban that´s not a ban" puts the lives of the law abiding at real risk. The Barilla policy simply puts a minor limit on the writers of their commercials. That´s all it does!

Remember, in 1991, CCW permit holder Suzanna Gratia Hupp obeyed the law and left her gun in her car to go have lunch with her parents in Luby´s Cafeteria. A man undeterred by the harsh penalties against murder was also undeterred by the guns-in-restaurants [or places like Starbucks] law. He murdered 23, and shot 27 more [total of 50 shot!]. Two of the dead were Hupp´s father [who tried to stop the killer but was unarmed himself] and mother.

So Starbucks can put lives at greater risk, but that´s "good." Barilla prefers to not present one tiny part of the population in its ads, and is rewarded by things like the Champion [pre-deleted] of the Week, Bob "The [pre-deleted]" Beckel on Fox News bellowing that the head of Barilla is a "homophobic son of a [something or other; my TV sound dropped out for a second]."

It is mighty, mighty, sick out there on the Left.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: veritas, 9/28/2013 3:11:55 PM     (No. 9541279)


They rolled over.

Barilla corp has a big "we´re s-o-o-o-o-o sorry!" ad as their first page on the website. There´s also a link to a video apology by Guido Barilla. No, didn´t bother to watch it.

Well, Barilla had better hope that a whole lot of the, what, 152 stable same-sex families in the US stuff themselves with pasta every day. ´Cause Barilla rolled over faster than an F-1 car rolls away on fresh tires.

Guess Barilla´s gonna come in pink boxes now? For two reasons....

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Reply 39 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/28/2013 3:32:27 PM     (No. 9541289)

Many food companies distribute their products under a variety of brand names. So if they boycott ´Barilla´ and buy brand X instead, they may still be buying a Barilla product.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/29/2013 9:37:36 PM     (No. 9542625)

Barilla´s marketing managers know that if your product is out on grocery store shelves it only takes one nut case to destroy your brand.

And the gayblades definitely got more than anyone´s fair share of nut cases. The other day they sent one of them to prison for attempting to murder a bunch of people who engage in some fairly low level criticizm of gaydom.

Someday we´ll have a cure for this.

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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 1:36:54 PM     Post Reply
The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

Michael Bloomberg: ´I Have Earned
My Place in Heaven´

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The Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Bill the Cat- 4/16/2014 9:15:28 AM     Post Reply
Former New York City mayor is pledging to spend $50 million this year to push gun control, the New York Times reports. For this and other deeds (such as taking on obesity and smoking), Bloomberg believes he´s going to heaven. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close,” Bloomberg told the Times.

Climate change causing fish to
lose their minds, researchers say

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 1:35:05 PM     Post Reply
Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on. When the acid levels get really high, the fish lose their

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