You Were Part of a Massive Science Experiment
‘“The introduction of genetically modified organisms into the American food supply is a grand experiment,” said Ann Yonkers, co-director of Fresh Farm Markets and a leader in the sustainable-farming movement. “We should be using the precautionary principle with GMOs, and assume that GMOs have to be demonstrated to be good rather than assume that they are good.”
‘This human experiment frame is popular in the anti-GMO orbit. Here are just a few examples plucked from Twitter:
“The only way to opt out of the greatest human experiment that is #GMOs is to have a choice. And for that to happen, they must be labeled!”
– Joshua A. Kunau (@jkunau) July 20, 2011
Your Hospital May Be Hazardous To Your Health
‘As part of our ongoing investigation into patient safety, ProPublica reporters Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce produced this interactive story in collaboration with PBS Frontline and Ocupop during a May 11-16 hackathon.
‘Today, we’re expanding our call for stories with the Voices of Patient Harm, a new Tumblr featuring a mosaic of personal stories from people affected by patient safety issues. There are those who’ve been harmed directly, like Carla Muss-Jacobs, who describes the consequences of a surgical injury:…’
Why Is Your Insurance So High? [infographic]
Why is it so complicated for people who want to take care of people to get people the help they need? This infographic may have some answers.
‘Corpse Flower’ Ready to Bloom in Washington, DC -Live Webcam
I wonder if the White House will tolerate this plant lol
‘The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower or stinky plant, is about to bloom at the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory! Once fully open, it may remain in bloom for 24 to 48 hours, and then it will collapse quickly. You can watch this entire process at the link to the LIVE-STREAM below, so you can check back over the course of the week or the month that it takes for this flower to pop…’