Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brief Links

Just to point out a few things of interest I've spotted recently:

Artificial meat? Food for thought by 2050 - Leading scientists say meat grown in vats may be necessary to feed 9 billion people expected to be alive by middle of century

I find that whole idea very disturbing

Moderate drinking, especially wine, associated with better cognitive function

I think the comment that

It has long been known that "moderate people do moderate things." The authors state the same thing: "A positive effect of wine . . . could also be due to confounders such as socio-economic status and more favourable dietary and other lifestyle habits.
is interesting. I've cut back on the booze. I don't have a problem, but was finding it easy to go form a glass of wine with dinner to 2 glasses a night.....

Land on your toes - save your knees.

This is applied to jumping but I wonder about the application to running. Barefoot style is a forefoot strike.


Johan said...

Why so disturbed by the thought of vat grown meat? On paper at least it looks like the perfect way to create healthy meat since one can completely control things like fatty acid profile etc. One can produce meat that much closer match wild meat since there is no need for all the hormones, antibiotics, cheap cattle feeding etc.

It also makes it possible to produce meat with a lot less resources. Regardless if paleo style dieting is healthier or not, its still not remotely feasible for any more than a minority of the world population. It's a luxury for us in the rich world but not much more.

Aaron Blaisdell said...

I don't like the idea of vat-grown meat, unless they also grow offal and bones in the vat, too, so I can make my bone stocks and eat the most nutritious parts of the "animal".

Steven Rice Fitness said...

It isn't actually necessary to consume meat at all, and a lot of the increase in demand is from people changing to a Western diet, not just increase in population.
And no, I don't want to debate, just offering another perspective.