GMOs Are OK, Pilots Sue Over Breast Milk, And More: Weekly Roundup
What we're reading and listening to this week.
After a two-year study, the National Academy of Sciences released a widely publicized report on genetically-modified crops Tuesday. The 400-pager gives vindication -- in part -- to both anti- and pro-GMO sides of the debate. The Chicago Tribune sums it up.
"To say to a woman who's breast feeding that you can't leave the cockpit to take care of her bodily needs but to allow everyone else to leave to use the bathroom is sex discrimination," says a lawyer for the four pilots who are suing Frontier Airlines. The plaintiffs have suffered breast pain and infections as a result of not being able to pump. NPR reports.
Since we reported on the reasons behind Indianapolis' bottom ranking in the American Fitness Index last year, the city has gotten no better on paper. But progress is afoot, including some upgrades to pedestrian infrastructure. (Get it, afoot? We crack ourselves up...) Side Effects has the story here.
The research followed over 600 kids for 17 years and measured their lung function. Only 25 percent had normal lungs as young adults. St. Louis Public Radio has more.
After watching John Oliver's mocking critique of how health studies are discussed in the media last week, KQED checked in with Gary Schwitzer, publisher of the watchdog site Health News Review. One pearl of wisdom: "In health care news, if your mother tells you something, you’d better check it with five sources." (Mom, that doesn't mean we love you any less.) Read the interview.