What I’m Reading – August 19, 2018
Apparently I didn’t read a lot of news this week (though I am in the midst of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, which is wonderful).
“After following the group for an average of 25 years, researchers found that those who got 50-55% of their energy from carbohydrates (the moderate carb group and in line with UK dietary guidelines) had a slightly lower risk of death compared with the low and high-carb groups.” Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests (by Alex Therrien for BBC)
“Missouri Democrats on Saturday voted to affirm reproductive rights as part of the state party platform and to remove language adopted in June welcoming anti-choice Democratic candidates. Stephen Webber, chair of the Missouri Democratic Party, called the meeting to address the issue of reproductive rights, Jalen Anderson told Rewire.News. Anderson, a state committee member and chair of the platform committee, said he didn’t think the language endorsed this summer reflected the values of the majority of party members or of the state Democratic Party.” Missouri Democrats Just Voted to Remove Anti-Choice Language From State Platform (by Erin Heger for Rewire)
“More than a dozen workers eventually complained they had not received payment for their work, while the construction companies in charge of the project blamed one another for the lack of payments. Nearly a year later, many of those workers say they still have not been paid. Experts have known since at least Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that wage theft – as these unpaid wages are often known – increases dramatically after natural disasters. Employers looking to profit off rebuilding take on transient and vulnerable workers they can easily exploit.” Unpaid: Inside the ‘lawless jungle’ of worker exploitation after Hurricane Harvey (by James Barragán for Reveal)