Happy Holidays to All

Published November 1, 2002

‘Twas the day before Thanksgiving
And all across the nation
Families gathered in prayer
With goodwill and salutation

As they assembled with loved ones
On their Holiday morning
Misguided alarmists
Gave dire chemical warnings

Preservatives, chemicals,
The products of science
Are bound to kill you
They screamed in defiance

Then along came a group
Not shamed by our wealth
The American Council
on Science and Health

With science and studies
Supporting their word
They proved the alarmists
Were quite absurd

Eat and drink, ACSH soothed
Don’t fret and don’t hurry
With a bounty of knowledge
Give thanks without worry

A nation blessed
Then exclaimed with good cheer
The best of the holidays
And a happy New Year!

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News.