Tag Archive for logical fallacies

Traditional Chinese Med chief fails to realize what century this is

M. Silverberg/TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, Associated Press

In an astounding piece whereby my jaw hit the floor… I’m giving Mr. Wang an “Epic fail” designation Top TCM chief defends bear bile medicine. China’s top traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) chief defended medicines made from bear bile citing a lack of an effective substitute. Wang Guoqiang, vice-minister of health and director of the State…

Comprehensive study concludes raw milk products are unsafe in all cases

James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

In a followup to the raw milk controversy that was sparked by the latest outbreak of illness in Pennsylvania, here is the most comprehensive look at illnesses related to raw dairy products (milk and cheese). This report is available here (PDF) at the CDC web site. Although pasteurization eliminates pathogens and consumption of nonpasteurized dairy…

The raw milk controversy: Where “natural” means “may contain harmful bacteria”

James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

Producer of contaminated raw milk apologizes; number of people sickened by milk increases to 38 The number of people sickened by contaminated raw milk from a Chambersburg-area farm has increased to 38, the Pennsylvania Department of Health said Friday. Edwin and Dawn Shank, owners of Your Family Cow, released a heartfelt letter of apology to their customers.…