Neanderthal diets: follow-up
Anthropology / Biology / Genetics / Health / Science / Uncategorized

Neanderthal diets: follow-up

After last week’s post on the question of Neanderthal diets (in which it is suggested that they ate a diet heavy in meat, including meat which had been rotting for some days), anthropologyglobal asked an excellent question I have some potential answers for: What about the odour? How did they have anything so odorous? First of … Continue reading

Antibiotic use in lifestock: surely it’s a good thing! Spoiler: it really isn’t
Biology / Health / Microbiology / Science

Antibiotic use in lifestock: surely it’s a good thing! Spoiler: it really isn’t

When I saw the first news piece about McDonald’s reducing the amounts of antibiotics used in their beef production, I was hardly surprised to see people panicking. “Surely antibiotics are a good thing! Reducing them means that livestock will be less healthy and humans could get sick! McDonald’s are just trying to skimp on health … Continue reading