Bolivian President Evo Morales sure has some fanciful notions about nutrition. While it’s certainly possible that, say, hormone-laced chicken might cause certain side effects, Morales declared with scientific certainty, during his speech Tuesday at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change, that when men consume such foodstuffs, “they tend to deviate from their manhood,” for one thing. –KA

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Yep, he really said that, and reporters on the scene interpreted it as Morales saying that hormone-laced chicken turns men gay. He also said that girls eating such chicken develop breasts earlier, and that genetically modified foods cause baldness. “Baldness, which seems normal, is a disease in Europe,” he said. “Almost everyone is bald and it’s related to the food they eat. Among the indigenous people there are no bald men, because we eat different things.”

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