Dr. Paul Offit joins Cameron English of the Genetic Literacy Project to discuss the similarities between these two groups, and how anti-biotech and anti-vaccine groups use fear-based messaging impacts the public’s understanding of science. Paul Offit is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He has… Read More Dr. Paul Offit: Striking similarities between anti-biotech and anti-vaccine activism
Smirnoff made some waves back in October when they announced they’re going Non-GMO with their vodka. The reaction to this move has also been noteworthy. A couple of farmers from Kansas who also own a liquor store made headlines by boycotting Smirnoff products in their store.
Michelle Miller (aka Farm Babe) authored a very good op-ed in AG Daily pointing out not only the similarities between the anti-GMO and anti-Meat movements but that since both campaigns view agriculture as evil, they naturally bond as friends, or allies. Miller says: The money trail behind the food companies and activist groups is shocking,… Read More Farm Babe: Anti-GMO and Anti-Meat Movements Are Alike
Guest essay by Patrick Moore, PhD Some time ago it struck me that the majority of alleged environmental catastrophes and threats are invisible or very remote, thus making it virtually impossible for the average person to validate them through observation. Observations, along with replications of those observations, are the very foundation of the scientific method. Seeing…… Read More Twelve Invisible Eco-Catastrophes and Threats of Doom That are Actually Fake — WUWT?
Two years ago, The Vancouver Sun interviewed Greenpeace co-founder and scientist Dr. Patrick Moore. In this exchange, Moore shares his views with interviewer Stu McNish on topics such as the environmentalist movement, Greenpeace, climate change,and GMO’s.
Mankind has been manipulates nature to work better for us. It started 8,000 years ago.
A thought-provoking, well made documentary tells the story of two Dutch film makers who examine the many criticisms well-fed Westerners have about genetically modified foods (aka GMO’s). The movie also reveals some of the scientific ideas surrounding the alteration of foods people tend to think are natural. The film also takes to task the many… Read More “Well Fed”: A Documentary About GMO’s
The people behind the comedy website Funny or Die produced a video in conjunction with the group Peel Back the Label showing how ridiculous and deceptive food labels like All Natural and Non-GMO are. You can watch it here (H/T AGWEB)
A Golden State environmental regulatory body and a state judge say customers have to be alerted that their cups of java are carcinogenic.
Dr. Paul Ehrlich’s best selling manual of doom, The Population Bomb turns 50 this month. It was during May of 1968 that his best selling, anti-human, neo-Mathusian screed was published. The New York Times produced an excellent video describing the horrible effects of following Ehrlich’s ideas and shows why they ultimately (pun intended) bombed.