Finds of the Week:
- CDC Reports Examine Childbearing Patterns in Three Different Eras, The Unecessarian
- Overworked America: 12 Charts that Will Make Your Blood Boil, Mother Jones — Yet another example of why I wonder what is so “great” about living in America.
- Reading kids’ books: Do we love them?, First Time Second Time — “Will we some day have a version of this book for adult children that asks, “Mama, what if I shoot up heroin, become a meth addict, steal your credit cards, and beat you up?” to which the mother would reply, “Underneath the smack you would be you, and I would love you.”
- Salmonella Outbreak Reignites Debate Over Antibiotics In Food Supply, NPR — “‘Animals are given antibiotics for a number of reasons — including to get them to grow faster,” explains Gail Hansen, a veterinarian who works for the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming. “[Antibiotics] are given to perfectly healthy animals to convert their food more efficiently so they can get to market faster.” And she says this practice of routinely adding low doses of medicines to animal feed is creating bacteria resistant to antibiotics.” Gag. And in case that doesn’t convince you that organic isn’t the better option, there’s this on NPR too: Organic Poultry Farms Have Fewer Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds
- Sesame Workshop: Bert And Ernie Just Friends, Have No Sexual Orientation, NPR