GMO

#118 – Zika Virus & Conspiracies

February 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The nerds talk through some of the recent conspiracies surrounding the outbreak of Zika virus in Southern America. From GMO experiments in population control to a pesticide that will limit the outbreak. Groups of people are using this outbreak to push their fear agenda at the cost of human lives and [...]

Is Glyphosate “Probably Carcinogenic to Humans” ?

December 3, 2015 // 10 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 [...]

#105 – The New Oprah Order

November 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Are you sleeping sheeple? There is a dark mystery surrounding organic food and marketing. A trail that goes all the way to the top. Myles and James explore the rabbit hole of dubious connections between people in the anti-gmo movement. What do these people gain, who do we find if we follow the [...]

#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. [...]

#094 – FOIA to Attack a Scientist

September 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Myles and James are joined once again by Kevin Folta to talk about the outcome from the FOIA requests. Kevin is being accused of being in the pocket of Big Agro for having a fund allowing him to engage the public about what the science actually says. Find more about Kevin here: http://www.talkingbiotechpodcast.com/ https://twitter.com/kevinfolta?lang=en [...]

Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want

September 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Let’s once more critique some of the more convincing arguments made in a speech given at the March Against Monsanto protest in London earlier this year. This time, let’s fact-check a speech given by Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want who, like others, was not just there to protest against the agrochemical and agricultural giant Monsanto – but genetic engineering in general. Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want MP Media – [...]

Fact Checking the London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Liz O’Neill of GM-Freeze

August 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

Earlier in the year, thanks to the wonderful people who have been supporting me thought patreon, I was able to take the train down to London to attend the annual March Against Monsanto (MAM) protest. Over the next few months, I plan to make a series of videos fact-checking some of the statements made by the protesters that allowed me to interview them, and those who gave speeches that day. I wanted to start on a high note with Liz O’Neil from GM-Freeze who, quite frankly, was a cut above the [...]

Fact Checking The London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want

August 18, 2015 // 5 Comments

Edited by Peter Let’s once more critique some of the more convincing arguments made in a speech given at the March Against Monsanto protest in London earlier this year. This time, let’s fact-check a speech given by Haidee-Laure Giles of War on Want who, like others, was not just there to protest against the agrochemical and agricultural giant Monsanto – but genetic engineering in general. Haidee began her speech by listing some of the questionable products and projects Monsanto had been [...]

#087 – Who’s afraid of BT Cotton with Fred Perlak from Monsanto

July 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

This week Myles and James are joined by Fred Perlak from Monsanto co. Fred was part of the original team that developed and later launched Bt cotton. Fred went on to be VP of Monsanto co in Hawaii and became a distinguished science fellow. We were lucky enough to get an hour of Fred’s time to ask him what ever we liked. A nice review written by Fred on the topic of BT Fred can be found here and he is on [...]

Fact Checking the London March Against Monsanto Protesters – Liz O’Neill of GM-Freeze

July 21, 2015 // 9 Comments

Edited by Peter Earlier in the year, thanks to the wonderful people who have been supporting me thought patreon, I was able to take the train down to London to attend the annual March Against Monsanto (MAM) protest. The protest took place on Whitehall opposite 10 Downing street, and was attended by around 100-200 protesters, as well as a relatively large number of journalists.  The event itself was poorly organised, and had conflicting information on where the protest was to be held; as well [...]

SciShow – How Even the Best Science Communicators Can Still Be Wrong

July 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

A lot of people have been asking me about my opinion on SciShow’s latest video about GMOs. Overall, I was very pleased with the video, but it is far from perfect as Hank makes a rather large mistake. In this video, I try to correct that mistake and take the opportunity to talk about science communicators in general, and how they can sometimes be wrong about the subject they are covering. Support Myles through Patreon SciShow – How Even the Best Science Communicators Can Still Be Wrong [...]

SciShow – How Even the Best Science Communicators Can Still Be Wrong

July 14, 2015 // 4 Comments

Edited by Peter Over two and a half years ago, SciShow, the YouTube science-related vlogging channel hosted by Hank Green of the VlogBrothers, posted a video titled ‘The Science of Genetically Modified Food’ in which they cast an unfounded shadow on the technology. They did this by cherry picking evidence and citing fraudulent studies; although I believe no malice was intended and they simply took the papers at face value and were unintentionally projecting their own views on the subject. [...]