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Comment Re:Environmental impacts? (Score 2, Informative) 321

Acromegaly is usually caused by a tumour in the pituitary gland.

Vitamin D deficiency is pretty common and is usually caused by lack of exposure to UV B light. No one gets enough Vitamin D from their diet except by supplementation.

Acromegaly causes diabetes

So we are left with vegetarianism possibly being responsible for iron deficiency and too much weight. Both are easily solved by a well thought out vegetarian diet.

Submission + - SPAM: 100 Nobel laureates sign letter accusing Greenpeace of "crimes against humanity"

schwit1 writes: More than 100 Nobel laureates have come together to sign a letter accusing Greenpeace of "crimes against humanity" for the environmental group's anti-scientific stand against genetically modified organisms, in particular the group's effort to stop the use of a kind of rice aimed at eradicating vitamin A deficiency, a scourge that has killed millionsin the last decade and blinded tens of millions more. The victims, according to the World Health Organization, are mostly children and pregnant mothers.

While dozens of the 107 Nobel Prize-winning signers are in fields such as physics and economics with little specific relevance to the safety of GMO foods or efforts to fight deadly global health threats, 41 of the Nobel laureates hold the distinction for their work in medicine. They represent Nobel winners from virtually every year from 1989 to 2014.

In the past, Greenpeace has blithely ignored the views of scientists, such as those convened by the National Academy of Sciences, who have repeatedly found genetically-modified food perfectly safe for humans and the environment.

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Comment Re:Cute (Score 4, Informative) 634

How cute, the democratic result didn't go our way so we'll make a new referendum with skewed option balance. This surely will make our way the only way!

Well not really, the petition states:

We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60% based a turnout less than 75% there should be another referendum.

The petition does not state how the new referendum should be phrased. What is most interesting is that this petition was started a month ago by an ex political student who supports Leave. This is not the only Leave supporter to suggest a second referendum if the vote was close. Of course now they have got the result they wanted, suddenly no more are needed. ;)

The leave side suggested many things like taking back control of our borders, sovereignty and saving money but there is no plan and no definition of what leaving the EU means. When people realise that immigration will be about the same, that things cost more and the short term financial volatility harming the UK. They may feel that the Leave campaign "promises" were a bunch of wishful thinking

Comment Rubbish of course it is the most important meal (Score 1) 300

Rubbish of course it is the most important meal of the day, you try having a meal without having breakfast.

Also it is the only meal of the day when you are likely to eat

  • -Bacon
  • -Tea & Coffee
  • -Tasty proper sausages
  • -Bubble & Squeak
  • -Toast with lashings of butter
  • -Egg
  • -Black Pudding
  • -Mushrooms
  • -Tomatoes
  • -Pint of strong ale or Guinness

Never eat baked beans with breakfast, that it is a sin. Now that is how empires are created.

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