The original study was pretty convincing, with a very high correlation. The only thing shading it at all was lack of random selection, but using children of similar genetic background helped rule out a bunch of "maybes".
Such allergies can be life-warping, and life-threatening. Heed the update in recommendation. This is an example of science working, but also of how it goes wrong. The older recommendation was based on "we know some kids get it, so let's avoid it" based on guesswork, but no good studies showing that people without access to peanuts in childhood at protected from later allergies. (In fact, such a study, we now know, would have shown the opposite.)
Some are excellent, mind you - highly democratic in nature, controlled from the base, excellent training programs that develop fighting spirit and natural leaders, a strong organisation and unity on the shop floor, and a determination to push for better pay and conditions and fight redundancies and cuts.
I've had the pleasure and misfortunate to be members of both types of union and they yield very different results. My present union is a version of the former. We're facing redundancies, the elimination of team leader positions, a pay freeze, and closure of our defined benefit scheme and they are not proposing any action or even balloting us for our opinion.
TTIP undermines national parliamentary sovereignty and elevates investors' interests above that of local laws. It includes a provision called ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement ) which allows corporations to challenge parlimentary laws in a secret tribunal with a secret judge if those laws threaten their interests (I.e. profits). This has potential to force the gradual privatisation of public services (e.g. The NHS) and to undermine environmental, labour, citizens' and consumers' interests. It is an affront to democracy and it must be opposed with all of our collective strength.
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