‘The fast-growing economies of China and India are driving a global increase in meat consumption, cancelling out decreases elsewhere, according to a comprehensive study of global food consumption.
‘The work, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1, takes a detailed look at what people eat, as well as trends from one country to the next. It is also the first time that researchers have calculated humanity’s trophic level, a metric used in ecology to position species in the food chain…’
What are 20 things the poor do every day?
‘Came across this blog today –
20 things the poor do every day
It is a must read and one everyone should reference when speaking to TeaPublicans. I dont want to repost the entire thing but go below the orange squiggle for some of the highlights.’
One of those things:
5. Work longer and harder than most of us.
While it’s popular to think people are poor because they’re lazy (which seems to be the whole point of Ramsey’s post), the poor actually work longer and harder than the rest of us. More than 80 percent of impoverished children have at least one parent who works; 60 percent have at least one parent who works full-time. Overall, the poor work longer hours than the so-called “job creators.” (Source: Poverty and Learning, April 2008)
the other 19
Are you in favor of human gene patenting?
Supreme Court to decide if human Genes can be Patented
‘The US Supreme Court is about to hear arguments in a case challenging patents on breast and ovarian cancer genes. If the court upholds the company’s right to patent human genes, the course of US medical research could forever be altered.
‘The case involves the Utah biotech firm Myriad Genetics, which for years has been facing a lawsuit for placing patents on human genes and restricting cancer patients’ treatment options…’
The darkest secret of WW II
Here’s a video about what may well be the darkest secret of WW II.
Franky, I don’t recommend you watch it unless you have a strong stomach and a burning desire to know real history vs. make believe.