What do Sci-Fi, Literature, and Art have to do with Bioethics?: On Bioethics and Art — Voices in Bioethics. By Julia Bolzon Last May, 200 delegates from thirty countries gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for “BEINGS 2015: Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination Global Summit,” a three-day conference aimed at cultivating global consensus on the future of biotechnology.
Dr. Paul Wolpe, the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University and the Summit’s Founder, had been dreaming of this idea for years. The last time such a gathering of experts happened was in Asilomar, California, in 1975, on occasion of the emergence of recombinant DNA technology and its unknown implications regarding the future of society. By bringing together some of the “greatest minds in science, policy, philosophy, ethics, religion, and the arts and humanities,” Wolpe recognizes that biotechnology is a profoundly cross-disciplinary inquiry, and cannot be relegated to strictly science or philosophy as such. Pinker is not the only scientist to hold this view.
References: The truth about expired food: how best-before dates create a waste mountain. Would you eat a six-month-old yoghurt?
This is a question you may have asked if you read the recent story about a US grocer and his year-long experiment eating expired food. It started in October 2016, when Scott Nash, founder of the Mom’s Organic Market chain of grocery stores, wanted to make a smoothie. He likes his with yoghurt. As he was at his holiday cabin in Virginia, though, the only pot he had to hand was one he had inadvertently left behind on his last trip there, six months earlier.
He opened it. Nash had always been averse to wasting food, but now he started documenting his experiences. It raises the question: were the dates just wrong? The first thing to point out is that Nash is based in the US, where regulations on food dating differ significantly from those in the UK. Nash points out that even things that aren’t food – baby wipes, toothpaste, soap, lotion – are dated, as are jarred and canned goods. British rules are clearer. New Zealand suffers egg shortage as farmers scramble to go free-range. New Zealand is in the grip of an egg shortage as the industry undergoes a massive period of disruption while it transitions to free-range farming.
The shortage has also been caused by an increased appetite for eggs, with New Zealanders consuming 230 eggs per person last year, compared with 200 per person a decade ago. But the main problem is farmers struggling to modify their operations and maintain output as the industry moves from cage to barn and free-range egg production. Over the past few years all of New Zealand’s major supermarket brands have committed to stop selling caged eggs by 2027, as have a number of major food service providers, and fast-food chains including McDonalds and Burger King.
The increased demand for barn and free-range eggs has caused occasional shortages in egg supply, said Nikhil Sawant, a Countdown supermarket spokesperson. The decrease comes as farmers search for new land and infrastructure to build much larger free-range farming operations. “Sweatshops,” Boycotts, and the Road to Poverty. Two reporters relay this anecdote from Thailand: One of the half-dozen men and women sitting on a bench eating was a sinewy, bare-chested laborer in his late 30’s named Mongkol Latlakorn.
Leave no dark corner. By China correspondent Matthew Carney Updated about 3 hours agoMon 17 Sep 2018, 10:06pm China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens.
For some, "social credit" will bring privileges — for others, punishment. Dandan Fan is very much the modern Chinese woman. A marketing professional, she's diligent and prosperous — in many ways she's a model Chinese citizen. But Dandan is being watched 24 hours a day. A vast network of 200 million CCTV cameras across China ensures there's no dark corner in which to hide. The Nazi History Behind ‘Asperger’ This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit. One evening in late October 2014, a doctor checked his own pulse and stepped onto a subway car in New York City.
He had just returned home from a brief stint volunteering overseas, and was heading to Brooklyn to meet some friends at a bowling alley. He was looking forward to this break — earlier that day he had gone for a run around the city, grabbed coffee on the High Line, and eaten at a local meatball shop. When he woke up the next day exhausted with a slight fever, he called his employer. Within 24 hours, he would become the most most feared man in New York. His exact path through the city would be scrutinized by hundreds of people, the establishments he visited would be shuttered, and his friends and fiancée would be put into quarantine.
Dr. This did not stop a media explosion declaring an imminent apocalypse. The physical damage done by the disease itself was small. Those billions were parlayed directly into advertising revenue. You will lose this battle. The War for Your Attention. The Haunting Photograph Of A Trapped 13-Year Old Girl That Shocked The World.