Tag: Environment

Whose Fault Is It That I’m Fat?

We were talking in an epidemiology class the other day about the association between obesity and diabetes. It’s a pretty strong association, with a lot of good evidence that obesity causes diabetes. As the students and the professor talked about this, the other teaching assistant in the course took some pictures of us. I was standing at the podium as he…

Let’s “privatize” water

A friend of mine on Facebook pointed me to an online article claiming that the former CEO and Chairman of Nestle advocates for the privatization of water. It includes a YouTube video where Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe speaks of water as a “foodstuff” and one that should be bought and sold like any other foodstuff. His position, it seems, is that water…