Since the beginning of the 20th century, researchers have found a growing increase in the ratio of men versus women in many of these countries. A recent report published at Phys.org says that Sweden specifically has seen a historic gender shift. For the first time since record keeping began in 1749, the country’s population contains more men than women.
Men tend to become more promiscuous when sex ratios are skewed towards more women, but more violent when sex ratios are skewed towards more men.
From what I can tell from the article, most of the increase in male population is due to migration – probably due to conflicts in the Middle East. Incoming migrants may experience social isolation in their new home and PTSD from the conflicts they are fleeing, which has the potential to exacerbate violence. I hope Sweden is able to give adequate support to its new residents.
It was the early 1900s, and Danes in Schleswig, repressed under German rule, decided to use biology to fight back. No, they didn’t make a biological weapon. They made a pig. This is the Danish Protest Pig.
In a blog about the meeting, Michael Landa, director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, wrote that the agency shares the hopes of Katie and Dennis Stiner and Julie and James Sweatt that other families will be spared such a loss.
Landa noted the consumer advisory about the dangers of pure, powdered caffeine that FDA published in the summer, adding that “We are working right now on our next steps.”
But for now, “I cannot say strongly enough how important it is to avoid using powdered pure caffeine,” Landa wrote. “The people most drawn to it are our children, teenagers, and young adults, especially students who want to work longer to study, athletes who want to improve their performance, and others who want to lose weight.”