Food fight

Some Twitter sleuths have been noticing that a number of food processing plants have been catching fire over the last few months. Collected together, news reports of a number of facilities exploding are quite puzzling – two food processing plants even had planes crash into them. I n an apparently unrelated piece of news, a cyber security division… Read More Food fight

What ails you

We found a fascinating article at New Atlantis about the “medicalization” of everything which Mad readers might find thought-provoking. Joseph E. Davis argues that medicine has pushed its way into daily life, creating “belief in the omnipresence of disorder.” This seems obvious during a pandemic, but he explains that we live in time when the medicalization juggernaut is claiming… Read More What ails you

Beef anti-trust

The Counter has examined government efforts to boost competition in the meat industry. Currently four large companies control the majority of meat production in the US. Counter also dive into trends in farmland consolidation and what that means for water rights. The Department of Agriculture has come under fire for recent changes to its labelling rules. Genetically-modified ingredients will fall under the term “bioengineered.”

Before and after

There has been a not-too-subtle change in the officially accepted take on COVID-19 in the last couple of weeks. Ben Shapiro was one of those who documenting the flip-flopping in a Twitter thread.  After promising to “shut down the virus,” not the economy nor the county, President Biden conceded last week that there is “no federal solution” to the pandemic. It is… Read More Before and after

Missing links

While we are speaking about abortion, The Ruth Institute’s Jennifer Roeback Morse interviewed Angela Lanfranchi, who is a breast cancer surgeon. Lanfranchi is convinced of the link between abortion, contraceptive pills and breast cancer. She is accutely aware of the eye-rolls such claims are generally met with, but if you are curious, check out her evidence and weigh… Read More Missing links

Didn’t think that one through

National Geographic, amongst other media outlets has pointed out that the current tally of COVID deaths means 1 in 500 Americans have died from the disease. A terrible milestone, for sure. Yet The Atlantic has published an article reinforcing what studies in other countries have found. The piece reports that almost half the recorded cases of COVID requiring hospitalization were for… Read More Didn’t think that one through