Daily Archives: February 19, 2011

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

It seems the CDC is getting flack over their assertion of statistics regarding supposed deaths from raw milk. David E. Gumpert has the story, on the Complete Patient blog:

“….There’s another related number that has been around much longer, and it’s this: Between 1998 and 2008, there have been two deaths from raw milk. This number comes up repeatedly in media reporting about raw milk, courtesy of the CDC, even though I have reported that those illnesses appear to have come from queso fresco cheese, a soft fresh cheese that isn’t legal under FDA regulations requiring a minimum 60 day aging period. Continue reading

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Gene police bees; horse semen on the menu; Vermont raw milk workshops

The wild world of biopunk:

Would London Police really use bees to stem illicit growing? Pic via Technoccult

“…But other factors will drive an underground biotechnology market: the crippling expense of prescription drugs, health insurance, malpractice insurance, and student loan debts. Continue reading

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