Lab-grown ‘meat’ worse for environment than retail beef: study
The high-tech utopia we keep hearing about will have to wait, if a recent pre-print study on laboratory-cultured meat products is to be believed. According to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, Holtville, “sustainable” meat alternatives have a carbon footprint that is likely “orders of magnitude” higher than retail […]
‘The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues of Community in America’
As a long-time former editor of Governing magazine, Alan Ehrenhalt is an expert on local political and governance issues in America. More than a quarter of a century ago, he wrote a little-known classic which is essential reading for all those interested in community. “The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues of Community in America“ focuses […]
Rebranding flags as rainbows dissolves the ties that bind our countries together
The advent of June means annual Gay Pride Season is here, that one month of the year (apart from the other eleven) when homosexuality is officially promoted by the State all across the Western world. You can’t move for LGBTQ rainbow flags of one sort or another out in public these days, the symbol’s new-found […]
Will AI end civilization?
Notice I didn’t say, “Will AI (artificial intelligence) End Civilization As We Know It?” Because it will. It already has. Civilization as we knew it as recently as five years ago is considerably different from what we have now—better in some ways, worse in others—and a good part of those changes have been due to […]