Worthless News Saturday

Thanx to the internet there is a wealth of worthless news….and so I will post on that news that I feel is more worthless than most.

Let’s start with the trend these for things that look like real food but instead is some sort of substitute…..we have plant based burgers……plant based sausage….now we will have what I think is a damn stupid idea…..coffee-less coffee…..

You can eat “meat” made from plants and drink “milk” made from nuts, but are you ready for coffee made without coffee? That’s the question posed by a story in Bloomberg about a Seattle startup producing just such a brew. The concoction by Atomo Coffee is made not from coffee beans but from “upcycled” ingredients such as sunflower seed husks and watermelon seeds that undergo a patented chemical process. “Upcycled” refers to items once commonly discarded by farmers, notes the Beet. It has caffeine, it looks and smells like the real stuff, and it passes the taste test of Bloomberg reporter Manisha Jha. “While the cold brew lacks some of the bitterness one might expect from a cup of traditional coffee, it’s refreshingly smooth with a lingering sweetness on the palate,” writes Jha. A previous CNET taste test also gave it a thumbs-up.

Atomo plans to roll out cans of cold brew later this year, followed by instant and whole bean varieties for home brewing. The company’s pitch is sustainability—climate change is taking an increasingly large toll on regions of the world where coffee beans, particularly arabica beans, are grown. “We’re not trying to replace coffee, but we want to provide a sustainable choice—like today, if you want to buy … an electric vehicle or gas vehicle, you have that choice,” co-founder Andy Kleitsch tells KING 5. The Beet looks at comments on the Bloomberg story and finds people passionately in favor and against. “That tells us either coffee-less coffee is the beginning of a new industry or is a fad that may quickly blow over,” writes Hailey Welch. “But, what will happen when there’s no option to drink regular coffee? Coffee-less coffee, we’re looking at you.”

What’s the point?

Either drink coffee or not….why pretend?

Stupid replaces science…..the way of the Right….this time it is an old theory about sperm…you read that right…..sperm….

The human species is in grave reproductive danger, according to recent headlines. Some scientists say that sperm counts in men around the world have been plummeting, with Western men approaching total infertility by 2045. Far-right “Great Replacement” theorists, who fear that people of color are “replacing” the white population, have taken up the research with gusto.

This all stems from a report published in 2017 in the journal Human Reproduction Update that claims sperm counts among men in North America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have fallen by some 50 percent since the 1970s. In February of this year, an author on that paper, Shanna Swan, published a book titled Count Down, which elaborates on what the phenomenon means for our future. The lengthy subtitle, How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race, suggests things could get really bad. But we at the Harvard GenderSci Lab think there simply isn’t enough evidence to warrant doomsday predictions. The reason is that the initial finding of plummeting sperm counts relies on questionable assumptions.

https://slate.com/technology/2021/05/sperm-counts-decline-fertility-science-white-nationalism.html

Some morons will believe anything that could reinforce their stupidity…..

This is ‘worthless news’ only because it will be never heeded by Americans….

Just turned 45 and figured you had another half a decade before your routine colonoscopies start? Well, maybe not. The US Preventive Services Task Force, an influential panel, now recommends routine screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45, not 50, NPR reports. Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, and is projected to kill 53,000 people this year, but it is quite treatable if caught early. The task force says if younger people are screened (whether through colonoscopies or stool testing), deaths can be prevented. It notes that there has been an “alarming” increase in colorectal cancer among younger people, ABC News reports. The American Cancer Society also recommends screening starting at age 45.

This is important health news but sadly will go unchecked until it is too late…..

That ends this Saturday’s worthless news installment….

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7 thoughts on “Worthless News Saturday

  1. I read decades ago that there were too many female hormones in drinking water, caused by so many women taking the birth control pill and passing hormonal chemicals in urine. That was affecting male fertility as long ago as the 1970s, according to The Times newspaper. It was not taken seriously at the time, until tagged salmon in rivers began to change sex.
    I have had ‘self-tests’ for bowel cancer sent to me for a couple of years now. You have to scrape a stick on your poo, then send it off in a sealed container.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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