The New(s) Standard - January 24th, 2016
How Antibiotics End Up in Our Seafood
Do you know what’s in your shrimp? This article investigates how the introduction of antibiotics to animal feeds has resulted in a cross-contamination of harmful and in some cases, banned antibiotics in food consumed by humans. The use of banned antibiotics in China has only increased in recent years and importers have grown smarter in finding ways to import tainted shrimp into the United States. This has become a very real problem, very quickly….The Read the full article on Bloomberg.
The Struggles Within Our Meritocratic Society
The results of the 2016 presidential election was a categorical shock to the world and many continue to ask “what happened?” Victor Tan Chen explores the nature of our meritocratic society and the resulting disconnect and deep, frustrating divide that came to light in this past election cycle. Read the full article in The Atlantic.
Repair Cafés: Where Our Broken Possessions Find New Life
The New York times takes us into Repair Cafes that serve as local meeting places where volunteers, repair coaches and members of the local community can come together to repair and restore items that would otherwise be thrown away. The increasing availability of low-cost, mass-produced clothing has led to the virtual disappearance of a generation of consumers that valued clothing alterations and repairs. When clothing costs so little it is easy to throw it away without a second thought. Repairing clothing and investing in tailoring services can give closets new life and is an important component of conscious consumerism. Read the Full Article in The New York Times.