Looking for more to read? Here are some links for Friday, 21st of September:
Some politicians are ignoring intimidation or assisting eviction to clear forest of awkward inhabitants. Who gains from the clearances and what alternatives are there?
This could repay closer reading. On the one hand it shows the spread of Han influence into western China through the Silk Road. But in text is a small kicker that it might not be just foodstuffs that changed in this period. After improvements to the silk road did cannabis also appear in the Turpan region?
A handy and sane write up of how difficult the study is to interpret and the question it raises. Also includes some commentary on the politics of GMOs at the moment and many helpful links.
A media page for the scary GMO study. Includes the original paper so you can look for yourself, but you may want to skip over the rat photos.
Andrew Revkin on why a single study is enough to be scary, but not enough to tell you if that fear is justified. More useful links.