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Alaska’s Salmon Are Getting Smaller, And The Natural Fetish For ‘Wild Caught’ Is To Blame

Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in Evolution | Comments Off on Alaska’s Salmon Are Getting Smaller, And The Natural Fetish For ‘Wild Caught’ Is To Blame

Try to imagine a world where people though wild lettuce was a status symbol and superior to lettuce grown on a farm; a salad would cost $400.

That is the problem with salmon. Elite customers want to know a laborer sweated for it, they insist if it is farmed it must be inferior but unlike organic certified pineapples or non-GMO rock salt, the naturalist fetish has real world consequences when it comes to the sea. Salmon are getting smaller, because they are spending less time at sea before being caught.

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Alaska’s Salmon Are Getting Smaller, And The Natural Fetish For ‘Wild Caught’ Is To Blame

Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in Evolution | Comments Off on Alaska’s Salmon Are Getting Smaller, And The Natural Fetish For ‘Wild Caught’ Is To Blame

Try to imagine a world where people though wild lettuce was a status symbol and superior to lettuce grown on a farm; a salad would cost $400.

That is the problem with salmon. Elite customers want to know a laborer sweated for it, they insist if it is farmed it must be inferior but unlike organic certified pineapples or non-GMO rock salt, the naturalist fetish has real world consequences when it comes to the sea. Salmon are getting smaller, because they are spending less time at sea before being caught.

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With No Bee Deaths Happening, Activists Now Say Birds Are Dying From Neonicotinoids

Posted by on Aug 17, 2020 in Environment | Comments Off on With No Bee Deaths Happening, Activists Now Say Birds Are Dying From Neonicotinoids

Though periodic deaths of bees continue to happen, and have been documented for as long as records of bees have been kept, over 1,000 years, efforts to blame the most recent statistical blip on a newer class of pesticides designed to reduce pesticide usage, neonicotinoids, have fallen flat. Parasites remain the big killer, as does winter, even changes in land. Arguably the only thing not killing bees are seed treatments created so there would be less pesticide in the environment.

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Newborn Mothers Get Too Many Opiods, Claim Osteopaths, Then They Circulate Them In Their Community

Posted by on Aug 14, 2020 in Pharmacology | Comments Off on Newborn Mothers Get Too Many Opiods, Claim Osteopaths, Then They Circulate Them In Their Community

The 'teach to the protocol' environment created by government and insurance companies has removed much of the critical thinking in modern medicine, and a new paper suggests even more regulations are needed.

It suggests that absent control, doctors are giving prescriptions for postpartum pain in new mothers containing a few too many pills. And those 7-9 extra pills, they claim, may lead to opioid addiction.

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Like ‘Sustainable’ And ‘Organic’, Consumers Misunderstand What ‘Whole Grain’ Means

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in Public Health | Comments Off on Like ‘Sustainable’ And ‘Organic’, Consumers Misunderstand What ‘Whole Grain’ Means

Consumers have been so saturated with vague marketing claims that nearly 50 percent can't correctly identify what is claimed to be a "healthier" option on packages.

That sounds bad, except buying whole grain or white bread or fancy crackers are not making any difference in health anyway.

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Your Vegetable Garden Won’t Save You In A Pandemic – Farming Will

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Environment | Comments Off on Your Vegetable Garden Won’t Save You In A Pandemic – Farming Will

With the world COVID-19 pandemic in its sixth month, food activists are back to trumpeting locally grown, and even home grown, as a viable option for mass food production, but for most of the world how realistic is that? It's fine if Michael Pollan claims it is from his walled Berkeley back yard, but even most New York Times subscribers can't afford that.

To make it suitably ironic, environmentalists who have spent decades and $40 billion on campaigns saying single-family homes in suburbia are a blight on nature and we should all live in urban apartments are now claiming we should be growing vegetables and trading them with each other to create a more sustainable future.

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Your Vegetable Garden Won’t Save You In A Pandemic – Farming Will

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Environment | Comments Off on Your Vegetable Garden Won’t Save You In A Pandemic – Farming Will

With the world COVID-19 pandemic in its sixth month, food activists are back to trumpeting locally grown, and even home grown, as a viable option for mass food production, but for most of the world how realistic is that? It's fine if Michael Pollan claims it is from his walled Berkeley back yard, but even most New York Times subscribers can't afford that.

To make it suitably ironic, environmentalists who have spent decades and $40 billion on campaigns saying single-family homes in suburbia are a blight on nature and we should all live in urban apartments are now claiming we should be growing vegetables and trading them with each other to create a more sustainable future.

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Defensive Medicine Increases Costs In Dermatology

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020 in Cancer Research | Comments Off on Defensive Medicine Increases Costs In Dermatology

Dermatopathologists, skin cancer specialists, may be ordering additional tests or second opinions out of caution but they may also be thinking about checking off boxes to prevent malpractice lawsuits.

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Weekend Science: Are You Bitter? You’re More Likely To Drink IPA Beers

Posted by on Jul 18, 2020 in Chemistry | Comments Off on Weekend Science: Are You Bitter? You’re More Likely To Drink IPA Beers

After centuries of converging on balanced, smooth beers, the industry suddenly lurched sideways in the 21st century. While large brands now have to fear for their existence, men in beards are making a fortune selling pronounced, bitter craft brews.

The business segment may have been with us all along, according to a new analysis. The survey of 109 beer consumers in a blind experiment found that greater perceived bitterness increased the appeal of beers. This is the opposite of most foods.

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Does Genomics Hold Back Advancement Against Racism In Medical Equality?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2020 in Anthropology | Comments Off on Does Genomics Hold Back Advancement Against Racism In Medical Equality?

A new Hastings Report compilation is based on the notion that genomics are the reason we still have medical inequality. Since genomics is a field that exists to sequence our DNA content and therefore help understand disease, it seems odd to posit that it could promote inequality when studying biology we all share.

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