Daily Archives: February 13, 2011

Laboratory-grown meat has arrived … but the demand, not so much — MSN

From MSN news:

Just think... meat for which no animal will have suffered and died! Photo: MSN

“As time moves forward the world faces crisis after crisis, food shortages among the greatest of these shortages. Dr. Vladimir Mironov of the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at the Medical University of South Carolina has the solution: Grow it in a lab.

Sounds like something out of a dystopian futuristic sci-fi novel, doesn’t it? Continue reading


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What could the bees be telling us?

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Another great review of the “Milk War” movie’s Vancouver debut last weekend

This one is from Hella Delicious:

Ex Home-on-the-Range agister Alice Jongerden takes questions after the screening.

“After looking forward to seeing Milk War for several weeks it was really exciting to have such a great turnout! The Rio Theatre was a really perfect place to have the event with a stage for the music as well as popcorn for the hungry. Continue reading

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Looking deeper into the CDC data on raw milk cheese safety vs pasteurized

From David E. Gumpert at the Complete Patient blog:

“If you’ll remember, the data I had from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control covered 33 years 1973-2005. For subsequent years, I turned to the CDC’s online database, which goes up through 2008, or another three years. (Another, more accessible resource laying out a table of illnesses that includes cheese, and goes through 2007, is available here.)

If one of the FDA’s apologists had taken up my offer, they would have been able to play a little bit of “gotcha,” because there were more illnesses from raw milk cheese during those three years than in the entire 33 years before. Interestingly, there were also a comparable number of illnesses from pasteurized cheese.  Continue reading

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