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Five Facts Natural News Got Wrong About Aspartame

March 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

A sugar substitute is a compound that has a sweet taste like table sugar, but contains significantly less calories. There are many different varieties on the market, but the ones which get the majority of the negative attention by far are saccharin, sucralose and aspartame. Some think that these compounds are responsible for the increased cancer and autism rates in the west, whilst others believe that these compounds will flat-out kill you. The internet is ripe with interesting theories and [...]

Will Aspartame Kill You?

March 24, 2016 // 9 Comments

Edited by Peter One of the best things about being a Z-list internet skeptic is that I no longer have to go out of my way to find crazy conspiracy theories to debunk or quacks to knock down a peg. These days, I am inundated with messages from people who do all the hard work for me. Without their help I would never have discovered the Food Babe or the AIDS denialist documentary “House of Numbers” so I would like to take the time to show my appreciation by taking a request – and there [...]

Fact Checking March Against Monsanto Protesters #1

December 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

The first in a series of videos fact checking some of the speakers from the March Against Monsanto protest in Nottingham. In this video, Myles discusses a speech given by Tracey Lloyd – who believes that there is independent research out there that proves the dangers of the process of genetic modification. If you would like more information on the events of that day, it was covered in a League of Nerds podcast March Against Monsanto – The League of Nerds Video based on ‘What [...]

Review of the Movie ‘GMO OMG’

October 23, 2014 // 10 Comments

Edited by Peter It has taken me over a year, but I have finally tracked down a copy of Jeremy Seifert’s 2013 anti-GMO documentary ‘GMO OMG’ and I have to say it was very disappointing. The movie was very slow and, at times, I did not know if I was watching a documentary about GMOs or some guy’s vacation footage. It’s also extremely padded with the vast majority of the film consisting of Jeremy interviewing farmers and people on the streets about their views on GMOs – most of [...]

Larry Cook and Chiropractic Adjustment

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Myles once again points his skepticle eye at one of Larry Cook’s videos. This time he looks into research that “Doctor” Donald Trepany is quoting about Chiropratic Adjustments preventing SIDS. For Best Relief, Relax During A Chiropractic Adjustment Vaccines and Toxins Cause Autism, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, SIDS & Crib Death Blocked Atlantal Nerve Syndrome In Infants and Small Children Larry Cook and Chiropractic [...]

Bad Science in Australian Pig Feed Study

August 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Myles reviews the anti-GMO paper ‘A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet’ EDIT ERROR – Sorry peopel this video ends 1 seconds before it shoudl have. My bad :( A long-term toxicology study on pigs fed a combined genetically modified (GM) soy and GM maize diet Article video was based [...]

Bad science in the paper ‘Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Blah Blah Blah’

June 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Myles reviews the findings of the paper ‘Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino Mice’ ‘Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino Mice’ Video based on Bad science in the paper ‘Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino [...]

Larry Cook and Chiropractic Adjustment

May 4, 2014 // 2 Comments

I have discovered over the past three years here on the internet that I have a very high tolerance to bullshit. I can watch videos featuring creationists, 911 truthers or flat Earthers and I won’t rase an eyebrow. However, when it comes to videos promoting dangerous medical advice, I lose my cool and nothing gets under my skin more than people promoting chiropractic adjustment to children. The false-hope peddler Larry Cook has several such videos, however one named ‘For Best Relief, [...]

The Best ‘GM Health Risk Week’ Can Throw at Us

September 16, 2013 // 18 Comments

Edited by: Peter Earlier today, I received an email from one of my subscribers informing me about a seminar he attended organised by GM Free Cymru. The event was part of GM Health Risk Week – a weeklong event held around the UK in which people apparently examined “health risks surrounding GM food”. This is a very strange event to have in the UK considering no GM crops are being grown commercially here. However, the UK does import GM commodities including animal feed and, to a [...]