Ditherati is back from its long, long slumber.
An anti-vegan op-ed piece in the New York Times has received some fairly righteous debunking in an article by the Times’ Public Editor.
Rachelle Leesen, a clinical nutritionist at the Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia, told me that Planckâ€™s article â€œwas extremely inflammatory and full of misinformation.â€ She and her colleague Brenda Waber pointed me to a 2003 paper by the American Dietetic Association, the nationâ€™s largest organization for food and nutrition professionals. After reviewing the current science, the A.D.A., together with the Dietitians of Canada, declared, â€œWell-planned vegan and other types of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence.â€
Via [Taste Better].
The Massachusetts State Legislature defeated a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage today. Gay marriage in Massachusetts is now as permanent as it’s going to get, the next election that could have a ban on the state-wide ballot isn’t until 2012. Yay, Massachusetts!
Sane advice for parents from a British safety organization.
Peter Cornall, head of leisure safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said: â€œWe need to ask ourselves whether it is better for a child to break a wrist falling out of a tree, or to get a repetitive strain wrist injury at a young age from using a computer or video games console.
â€œParents and children must not be frightened about venturing outside. When children spend time in the great outdoors, getting muddy, getting wet, getting stung by nettles, they learn important lessons â€“ what hurts, what is slippery, what you can trip over or fall from. We need to try to break down the perceived safety barriers to playing outside.
I like this video from Britain’s Got Talent of the cell phone salesman/opera singer.
A nice piece on laptop ergonomics. I used my laptop on a stand with an external keyboard for a long time before I went back to desktops.
The Economist on the most cost-effective ways of cutting carbon emissions.
Esquire has Bob Barker’s recipe for Vegan Enchilada Bake.