It only took 20 years: The FDA is making changes to the nutrition facts label. They look good. For starters, the thing people look for the most (calories) is now printed using a large font. Second, the laughably small surreal serving sizes are changing to better (but not quite) match the super sized servings of the U.S.A.
This one always caught my attention. In my personal experience, none of my friends growing up in Mexico were allergic to peanuts. I didn't even know such a thing existed. I'd go to summer camp in Mexico and nobody was allergic. Then I go to summer camp in the US and peanut allergy is a huge deal over here. Genetics? No. In both camps we were mostly ashkenazi jews with the same exact genetic makeup. In Israel? Again, same genetic makeup, and kids gobble up peanut-made Bamba since very early. To me this is clear indication of an environmental factor. Which means that it can be corrected / adjusted.
Schizophrenia has long been blamed on bad genes or even bad parents. Wrong, says a growing group of psychiatrists. The real culprit, they claim, is a virus that lives entwined in every person's DNA.
Very interesting read.