I can't really find a connection between these items, so let's just call this, Bob's List of Interesting Stories -- or BLIS, if you want to sound like an insider.
Call for delay to biofuels policy -- Over on this side of the Atlantic, we're using our food now -- corn -- to make the fuel to run our cars. Proponents says it'll clear the air and make us less dependent on oil. Opponents say the price of food is going through the roof because of it and the environment is damaged. In the UK, some are suggesting a novel alternative to the Minnesota approach: Find out which is correct and then come up with a policy.
Finally! A Nearly Foolproof Circumcision -- At the risk of sounding like a late-night informercial : AccuCirc, as its called, in an answer to botched circumcisions, at a time, we're told, when demand for the procedure has surged among African men.
Changing the White Face of the Green Movement -- Saving the planet isn't just for white dudes anymore. Or is it?
Environmentalism is a luxery to a good deal of the United States, and the rest of the world for that matter. While I am very enthusiastic about alternative fuel/energy, to use it or purchase products that are more environmentally sound is down right decadent! Not to mention what the production of ethanol does at it raises the cost of food and the excessive use of water resources.
Totally seperate from that. It seems to me innovation has taken a back seat. I like to think that alternative fuel/energy is the next cash cow for some University (U of M maybe?). And, maybe it isn't just one fuel/energy source, but Multiple sources that are equally clean and efficient. I know, this is very idealistic. It could potentailly save everyone a lot of money and make some too!
"In the UK, some are suggesting a novel alternative to the Minnesota approach: Find out which is correct and then come up with a policy."
Over here, Bob, that approch has a number of names: status quo, doing nothing, wait and see.
I believe the Brits also call it "Sitting on our bums."