Their growing flock needed a place to graze. The solar energy operation down the road needed to keep vegetation from creeping over its panels. Sheep farmers Chris Moore and Lyndsey Smith saw a win-win opportunity, and they leapt at it.
Sean Mark, PhDInnovative mixed land-uses are needed.
"Now, we can grow food and fibre, and they still produce electricity.
In a break from its previous recommendations, the food guide also recommends that
water be preferred to fruit juice. Paul Webster reports.
Sean Mark, PhDHow could a national food guide recommend fruit juice (liquid sugar) when we don't understand impact of sugar intake on health ?
"In a break from its previous recommendations, the food guide also recommends that water be preferred to fruit juice."
Sean Mark, PhDWe tried something like this already with the dietary guideline #disaster.
"... in an imagined future where the $1.4 trillion global meat-market has been replaced by a smorgasbord of engineered products that satisfy even the most ardent of carnivores."
Sean Mark, PhD"Smokers risk of contracting lung cancer is between 9 & 25 times greater than non-smokers. Unless relative risks are greater than five, epidemiological studies typically provide low-quality evidence. Meat was based on relative risks of 1.17 to 1.18."
The UN health authority cites concerns about the economic impact on poor, livestock-producing countries.
Sean Mark, PhD“..the status of epidemiological literature is not at a level to allow us to make these types of detailed, specific recommendations. For that reason, the health claims in the EAT-Lancet diet are science fiction. I can’t call it anything else.”
With his book, Storm Lake, the newspaper editor from rural Iowa is capitalizing on his recent Pulitzer to address the urgency of climate change in the Corn Belt and the impacts of agribusiness in his community.
Sean Mark, PhD"Grazing animals are an important part of the solution to Iowa’s soil problems. What we need to do is take ~30 % of our acreage out of corn & soy, put it into grass, & put cattle on that grass. We'll eliminate 95 % of surface water pollution problems"
If the world is to quit coal and gas for renewable energy souces, they have to be reliable and affordable. Is that realistic? Researchers have crunched the numbers and come up with some surprising answers.
Seamus O’Mahony, a gastroenterologist from Cork, has written the most devastating critique of modern medicine since Ivan Illich in Medical Nemesis in 1975. O’Mahony cites Illich and argues that many [...]More...
Sean Mark, PhD”A study of 101 basic science discoveries published in major journals and claiming a clinical application found that 20 years later only one had produced clinical benefit. Big Science is corrupted by “perverse incentives, careerism, & commercialisation.”
Author summary One in 10 individuals is affected by diabetes, a condition involving abnormal regulation of blood glucose. Currently, diabetes is assessed using single-time or average measurements of blood glucose, without consideration for how blood...
Sean Mark, PhD"Cornflakes and milk caused glucose elevation in the prediabetic range (>140 mg/dl) in 80% of individuals in our study. It is plausible that these commonly eaten foods might be adverse for the health of the majority of adults in the world population."
Sean Mark, PhD"Fruit is vital in human diets, we all need to eat more. But at the zoo, keepers found fruit-heavy diets were making some animals obese & rotting their teeth."
Right... we all need more obesity & rotten teeth.
Thanks @MatthewJDalby for the link.
Tech giant Apple has broken into the digital health space and is now giving priority to include health and fitness tracking features in their latest gadgets. Yesterday Apple released the Apple Watch Series 4 which includes new technology which could...
Pasta. Sourdough. Mashed potatoes. If you are one of the legions of dieters out there who have been religiously cutting carbs in an attempt to get lean and fit, you may be surprised by a recent study...
Sean Mark, PhDIt's hard to fathom how confusing all these conflicting headlines are to the public. Careerism, masquerading as science. And just when I had thought that nutrition epidemiology had hit rock bottom...
I recently saw an old friend for the first time in many years. We had been Ph.D. students at the same time, both studying science, although in different areas. She later dropped out of graduate school, went to Harvard Law School and is now a senior...
Sean Mark, PhD"If our ignorance is infinite, the only possible course of action is to muddle through as best we can."
Though confusion can be bad, it's likely to benefit learning when it's related to the material you're trying to understand — and when you have the support to work through it, says Tania Lombrozo.
Sean Mark, PhD"In a lovely essay in the Journal of Cell Science, Martin Schwartz argues for the importance of feeling stupid in scientific research. "If we don't feel stupid, it means we're not really trying."
Intensively farmed meat and dairy are a blight, but so are fields of soya and maize. There is another way, says the farmer Isabella Tree
Sean Mark, PhD“In the vegan equation, by contrast, the carbon cost of ploughing is rarely considered. Since the industrial revolution, according to a 2017 report in Nature, up to 70% of the carbon in our cultivated soils has been lost to the atmosphere”
The company is disputing the class distinction of the suit, while arguing the sweetener found in Frosted Mini-Wheats, Smart Start and Raisin Bran is an ingredient "the body indisputably requires."
Sean Mark, PhD"This theory of deception cannot be adjudicated on a class-wide basis, as the health effects of eating Kellogg's cereals by its very nature is an individualized inquiry,"
OK, but national dietary guidelines work for everbody, right ?!?