The BBC have confirmed the air time for the Christmas Special and Matt Smith’s final episode, The Time of the Doctor.
The special will air on Christmas Day at 7.30pm on BBC One. It will last for 60 minutes, and will conclude at 8.30pm.
The synopsis is as follows:
Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them – the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.
UPDATE: BBC America has announcedThe Time of the Doctor will air Christmas Day at 9pm ET.
And now we’ll be able to have our gifs ready in time for the US broadcast and liveblog, as God intended it.
The first fact is the most important one, and the one that has been spun the most.
There is no definitive answer as to whether or not GMOs are dangerous.
Now if someone is “pro-GMO”, the way that’s been spun is “There’s no proof they’re dangerous”, and if you’re anti-GMO, it’s “There’s no proof they’re safe”
Crop yields have been increased many times as a result of this science. That’s a very good thing.
Monsanto has patented their seeds, and has engineered them so they rarely germinate, which means new seeds must be bought each year. And for the few that do germinate, they sue farms that try to “illegally” plant them. That’s clearly not a good thing.
The VAST majority of this infographic is about the business side of GMOs, not the safety. So it seems to me that if you were going to come out against something Monsanto (et al) are doing, it’s the business practices that seems an easier target. It can be proven bad - the safety of the food cannot.
Indeed, considering there’s no huge cases of cancer or any other illness that can be linked to GMOs (that I now of, at least), it may be that they are safe, or at least as safe as “organic” food.
The main reason the companies are against the labeling are because of the people try to terrify people about them, with little or no data to back up their claims of danger. The oh so popular “Frankenfood” label, designed to demonize something that we’ve been eating for years, almost decades, with no ill effect.
Personally, I see no issue with labeling them - Christ, we label damn near anything else, I don’t see any reason this shouldn’t be.