1. Study Shows iPhone Can Cause Blindness
We’re all having to adjust to the hundreds of studies popping up each day, such as drinking water out of plastic bottles causes cancer or popping knuckles causes arthritis. Now, studies are focused on technology. One such study correlates our electronics with sleep patterns, as the light throws off our biological clock — AKA circadian rhythm — and suppresses the secretion of melatonin. A research team from the University of Toledo has found that the blue lights our devices emit progresses blindness, causing eye strain, glaucoma, and even macular degeneration. You may want to add glasses with blue light filtering technology to your Christmas list.
2. Trump Attacks Google, Twitter, Facebook …
Trump has once again used Twitter to express personal distaste and the media, of course, is talking about it. The issue this time is with regards to Google’s algorithm. When users search “Trump News,” the results are “RIGGED.” Trump claims that Google, Facebook, and Twitter are skewing the public’s perception against conservatives. He adds that “they are really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful.” Trump’s top economic advisor said the administration is looking into possible Google regulation, which has raised concerns regarding free speech.
3. Mandated Meat in Missouri
Missouri has officially become the first state to regulate the word ‘meat,’ prohibiting food makers from using the word to refer to anything other than good ‘ole genuine animal flesh. According to the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, the new legislation is necessary to educate shoppers about “what they’re getting” and to protect local ranchers. Violators can be fined $1K and imprisoned for a year if a product is misinterpreted, meaning it’s not “derived from harvested production livestock or poultry.” Plant-based turkey company, Tofurky, filed a lawsuit against this new law, claiming consumers have never expressed confusion towards plant-based meats. However, traditional food producers are already in trouble as 70% of the world’s population has cut back on meat consumption (U.S. vegans has increased 600% in the last 3 years). Is becoming a vegetarian well done or altogether a missed steak?
(Source: USA Today)