Greed

“Burying beetles occasionally punish young who nag for food by eating those who pester them most.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-23754861)

Evolution favours second-rate whingers. QED.

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Consumers

“A quarter of UK consumers said they would take the green option even if it cost them more money” and it’s almost half of consumers globally. (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/19/ethical-shopping-growing-popularity-fairtrade)

The other half of consumers said the figures were horsemeat.

Weed

“Making weedy rice more competitive could exacerbate the problems it causes for farmers” as well as threatening genetic diversity. (http://www.nature.com/news/genetically-modified-crops-pass-benefits-to-weeds-1.13517)

Gene pool unwittingly drained by agrochemical meddlers intending only to pull the plug on indentured clients.

Windows

Glass “made from niobium oxide, which darkens when exposed to current,” and coated with “nanoscale crystals of indium tin oxide” which absorb heat-producing radiation when exposed to current, allows electrical control of the light and heat transparency of windows. (http://www.nature.com/news/smart-glass-blocks-heat-or-light-at-flick-of-a-switch-1.13558)

Electrified windows won’t have a fingerprint problem either.