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jehearttlse23 karma

Right??? It's a cheap conversation starter with the family: what should we buy if we win this ticket? And in a lot of states, the profits are going to the most inoffensive cause they can find in the state budget, like schools. I'd rather buy a lottery ticket than overpriced chocolate from a fundraiser.

I always find the comments about how it's a "stupidity tax" obnoxious as hell. Dude, I know my chances are low-- it's a game, not an investment strategy.

jehearttlse17 karma

I have read prognosticators who warn of a "post-antibiotic age" where AMR is endemic worldwide: routine surgery becomes highly risky, people die of easily treatable infections, etc. Grim stuff.

Is AMR a threat like climate change, where we're on course for such a world unless we make drastic changes now? Or are those predictions exaggerated, meant to inspire change but not likely to actually come to pass?

jehearttlse11 karma

While waiting for an answer, you might check out https://eia-global.org/blog-posts/new-report-highlights-rspo-auditing-practices-builds-on-peru-malaysia-case-study

That being said, I really hope they answer this, because they seem pretty into the RSPO certification, which I had always suspected was kind of a greenwashing effort. But I'm also a believer in supporting positive change instead of giving up on the industry and leaving it to the consumers with no standards. So I don't know!

jehearttlse6 karma

Thanks for taking the time to respond. Have a good evening.