“The American Medical Association resolved this week that “there is no scientific justification for special labeling of bioengineered foods.” The association has long-held that nothing about the process of recombinant DNA makes genetically engineered (GE) crop plants inherently more dangerous to the environment or to human health than the traditional crop plants that have been deliberately but slowly bred for human purposes for millennia. It is a view shared by the National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N., the European Commission, and countless other national science academies and non-governmental organizations. And yet Californians will consider on their November ballots a law that mandates cigarette-like labeling of food derived from GE plants. Proponents claim to promote opportunities for consumers to make informed choices about the foods they eat. But to build support for the measure, they have played on consumer fears about a promising technology that is nevertheless prone to “Frankenfoods” demagoguery. If successful, they may well imperil the ability of Californians, and consumers around the world, to choose a technology that scientists contend could end hunger and malnutrition, lift hundreds of millions from poverty, and reduce the environmental impact of feeding an evermore populous world.”
How California’s GMO Labeling Law Could Limit Your Food Choices and Hurt the Poor - Freakonomics Blog [via think on this]
The American Medical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N., the European Commission, and countless other national science academies and non-governmental organizations should just change their name to MONSANTO because they’re the all part of the Illuminati and new world order and Alex Jones was right.
UCLA Medical School’s drive to graduate Latino doctors
The UCLA Medical School started the IMG program which seeks to address the linguistic and cultural barriers that stand between most U.S. doctors and their Latino patients. (Courtesy of UCLA International Medical Graduates)
What do you do when your state has a 39 percent Latino population but Latino physicians are only 5 percent of doctors?
Very interesting, I haven’t explored the program too much but I know a few Latin@’s at UCLA’s medical school. I have the opportunity to go to medical school but I’d rather attend graduate school (I once had the pleasure to listen to Jasper Rine rant against MD/PhD programs.) That decision is personal but my collegiate Latin@ network is dominated by those of us in the medical field. With that said, we need more doctors.