Search Results for glyphosate

No, a New Paper Does Not Show That Glyphosate Is Harming Honey Bees

October 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

New study published in reputable journal finds that Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms #HoneyBees. The paper ‘#Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees’ reports that bees fed glyphosate at concentrations chosen to mimic environmental levels lose beneficial gut bacteria, which then leaves them vulnerable to deadly infections. Glyphosate, arguably the world’s most hated chemical which is currently being blamed for just about every ailment known to man is now facing fresh [...]

Glyphosate Is Not Harming Honey Bees Gut Microbiota

October 5, 2018 // 5 Comments

New study published in reputable journal finds that Monsanto’s global weedkiller harms honey bees. The paper ‘Glyphosate perturbs the gut microbiota of honey bees’ reports that bees fed glyphosate at concentrations chosen to mimic environmental levels lose beneficial gut bacteria, which then leaves them vulnerable to deadly infections. Glyphosate, arguably the world’s most hated chemical which is currently being blamed for just about every ailment known to man is now facing fresh [...]

Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – The WHO’s U-Turn on Glyphosate

May 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

It’s that time of year again where people from all walks of life come together in large cities around the world to publicise their ignorance about a technology they oppose, but know very little about. I am, of course, talking about those who attended the rather misleadingly named March Against Monsanto protests this weekend. The reason I say these events have a rather misleading name is because the vast majority of people in attendance are not there to protest against the huge biotechnology [...]

Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – The World Health Organisations U-Turn on Glyphosate

May 25, 2016 // 9 Comments

It’s that time of year again where people from all walks of life come together in large cities around the world to publicise their ignorance about a technology they oppose, but know very little about. I am, of course, talking about those who attended the rather misleadingly named March Against Monsanto protests this weekend. The reason I say these events have a rather misleading name is because the vast majority of people in attendance are not there to protest against the huge [...]

Is Glyphosate “Probably Carcinogenic to Humans” ?

December 3, 2015 // 9 Comments

In May 2015 a body within the World Health Organisation (WHO) called the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared that Glyphosate (the key ingredient in Roundup) was probably carcinogenic. In this video Myles is joined by James, fellow co-host of the podcast The League of Nerds, to critique the findings of the IARC. Original IS GLYPHOSATE PROBABLY CARCINOGENIC? PROBABLY NOT! JimTheEvo The League of Nerds | Podcast for the Modern Nerd! The League of Nerds Website The League of [...]

#097 – Glyphosate Probably Doesn’t Cause Cancer

October 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Myles and James review the recent report from the WHO’s IARC devision on glyphosate. In May 2015 the IARC released a press release detailing their findings on 5 herbicides, one being glyphosate, the active ingredient in roundup. This report is a shockingly poor example of scientific reporting and is written in such a manner to mislead the readers. The authors use of words and lack of citations is of real concern and paints an unfair, potentially biased view on the safety of glyphosate. [...]

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay!? – #2

December 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

As I said in my previous blog post, the story of the gay frogs, at its core, is the story of how lazy journalists helped charlatans to become victims so that they can circumvent the scientific method and directly scare the public. It’s a story that started with the publication of research that showed a herbicide negatively affected amphibian development, and ended with sexually explicit and harassing emails, withheld research, unrepeatable results, and outlandish conspiracies. It’s the [...]

Is Atrazine Turning The Freakin’ Frogs Gay?! – #1

November 25, 2018 // 1 Comment

Online, I have developed a reputation for defending the defenceless, protecting the disenfranchised corporations that have been abandoned by their very own consumers: the synthetic pesticide producers, the large pharmaceutical companies, and the artificial food additive conglomerates. As you can imagine, this has led a lot of people to believe that I am a shill, because why else would I be defending these companies and compounds? These people often take to my comments section, where they spam [...]

Six Degrees of Pseudoscience

September 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Those who make a living spreading bullshit and misinformation are a very small incestuous group. What I always find fascinating is that when I find a new pseudoscience proponent to shoot down with cold, hard logic, and indisputable facts, they are always in some way connected to someone else I have previously talked about.  1 – Gilles-Éric Séralini – Author of the highly discredited paper ‘Long-term Toxicity of a Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-Tolerant Genetically Modified [...]

More Nonsense Published on the Young Turks Channel

May 15, 2018 // 1 Comment

Last year, Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of the Young Turks published a video reporting on a class action lawsuit filed against Monsanto by people claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the risk of cancer associated with their herbicide, Roundup. As you can imagine, accurately reporting on such a controversial and emotionally charged topic requires a good understanding of the subject, however, the Turks, in their arrogance, believed they were more than qualified to cover the story [...]

Top Ten Myles Power F**k-Ups

December 1, 2017 // 6 Comments

It has been well over two years since I last made a video correcting ten mistakes made on my YouTube channel. I would like to think this length of time is a reflection of the amount of research and fact checking that goes into every single video, but the truth is that another correction video is well overdue. Luckily for me, my audience loves nothing more than pointing out inconsistencies, misconceptions, and flat-out errors in my content, which means I have an abundance of things to correct. [...]

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

August 23, 2017 // 1 Comment

Like the Young Turks, Kyle has found himself an inflammatory blog post, this time by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which tells the story of an ‘escalating legal battle’ between Monsanto and the people who believe that they got cancer from exposure to glyphosate whilst spraying weeds on farms, orchards, and lawns. The blog also reports that the law firm representing these people (Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman) have emails that show ‘Monsanto’s efforts to marshal scientists in [...]

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

August 12, 2017 // 5 Comments

At this very moment in time, I am sat at a bar in Dubai Airport enjoying a beer, as I wait for what seems like an eternity for my next flight to finally take me home to England. When I was last here, I received a torrent of tweets and Facebook private messages from people asking for my opinion on a recently published Young Turks video titled, ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ The video hit a nerve with me, as it was a perfect example of everything I have come to loathe about ill-informed [...]

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

May 29, 2017 // 29 Comments

The Young Turks are morons of the highest calibre who believe it would be a crime not to publish every thought that tumbles through their head. I have never made my views on them public before, but what they have published recently online pushed me over the edge. They posted a video titled ‘Monsanto Giving People Cancer?’ (because protecting yourself from a lawsuit with that question mark, despite in the video saying their products are giving people cancer, shows how much of a [...]

My Experience Giving a ProGMO Talk at Skeptics Events

May 11, 2017 // 2 Comments

  I realise that by publishing this video I run the risk of alienating a lot of subscribers and people who attend skeptic events, but I thought my experiences giving a proGMO talk were far too interesting to keep to myself. I am also not trying to bash any skeptical community. I have been attending my local skeptics in the pub (Teesside) since it started, and I love it. I can’t recommend it enough and I hope this video does not deter people from attending. Support Myles through [...]