Was playing last night with somebody and we had a disagreement on how this card operated.
The owner of the card had an action card that allowed them to spend 1 food for 1 point, can be activated twice. They had used this card twice already/had two food on the card.
Option A)Using Mechanical Helpers, spend 1 basic tech, leave the two spent food on the card being targeted, discard 1 food for 1 point.
Option B)The point of contention was this sentence: "Discard goods spent to activate it" on the mechanical helper card. They believed it means to discard the goods on the targeted card as "spent" was past tense, therefore allowing 2 more activations for 2 food.
B is correct. The card is cleared of the Goods lying on it - you can use that card again.