This Zoom session is from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST: Combining Scholarship and Activism: An Intergenerational Exchange. Information about the session and registration is HERE. Bob Gottlieb and I will address how to combine food policy scholarship and activism in discussion with two much younger colleagues, Ivonne Quiroz and Lo Anderson.
More problems with bisphenol A, maybe
A new study links bisphenol A, the chemical that leaches from #7 plastic bottles, with heart disease and diabetes. People with higher levels of bisphenol A in their urine had a greater chance of having heart disease and diabetes. Does this mean bisphenol A causes these conditions? It could, but it also could mean that some other factor is responsible for both or this is just a coincidence. While waiting for the inevitable further research, it seems reasonable to use something other than #7 plastic bottles (unless you know that the ones in the #7 category do not contain bisphenol A). The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association along with a cautionary editorial.