Lab-grown, or cultured, meat is being promoted as the wave of the future — the “green, sustainable” way to have your meat and eat it too. No animal suffering, no greenhouse gas emissions — just meat-like protein that will taste exactly like the burgers and steaks you’re used to. Sound too good to be true? Underneath the greenwashed façade, lab-grown meat has been hyped beyond reality and its promises are slated to fall flat. Fake meats are not about your health or the environment’s; they’re a tool to phase out farmers and ranchers and replace them with an ultraprocessed food product that can be controlled by patents. Read more.
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Lab-grown meat is supposed to be inevitable – but the science tells a different story, concludes a long but incisive article by Joe Fassler in The Counter. The article confirms what we’ve long said about lab-grown fake meat – that it’s too expensive, impractical, energy-hungry, and dangerous to scale up, and will never make financial or environmental sense. Read more.
A recently published study shows that the common pesticide pyriproxyfen could exacerbate the already severe effects that the Zika virus can have on brain development. The researchers found that pyriproxyfen impairs thyroid hormone signalling in the brain, modifying crucial processes for its proper development (more details below). The findings confirm hypotheses that GMWatch focused attention on five years ago – and was severely attacked for doing so. Read more.
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Are you mindful of what you throw down your drain? We ask this question because some people assume that certain items or liquids are appropriate to dispose of in the sink when in fact, the proper way to get rid of them is in the garbage can or other more appropriate methods. Read more.
About 1.6 million doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine have been taken out of use in Japan because of contamination reported in some vials, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said early Thursday. Read more.
How the widespread use of weedkillers and an over-reliance on antibiotics compromise our ability to stay healthy, naturally. A new generation of superweeds have been identified that are resistant to pesticides to which they have never been exposed; antibiotic resistant bacteria and fungi threaten to kill millions of people worldwide in a few years’ time. Established authorities are responding to these threats with more of the same: new weedkillers! New drugs! New Antifungals! Read more.
Posted August 26, 2021
Just because something looks clean and spotless doesn’t mean it’s germ-free. Germs, such as viruses and bacteria, are invisible to the naked eye making it hard to judge if something is free of them. Read more.