GMO

Interesting anti-GMO comments

July 7, 2013 // 19 Comments

This motherfucker, would have been an apologist for the Nazis, would have fit right in as Dr. Mengele’s lab assistant. The proof of the harms of GMO is obvious to anyone who hasn’t been sucking back on Satan’s semen. Well since you’ve already shown yourself to be somewhat economical with the truth, perhaps you’d like to admit that you are in fact working for the interests of these large corporations and with zero concern that their polices may be causing untold [...]

Bad science in the paper ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant GM maize’

July 2, 2013 // 5 Comments

A review of the paper Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant GM maize. Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize Spontaneous Tumours in Sprague-Dawley Rats and Swiss Mice The Biased Views of Hank Green and SciShow Bad science in the paper “long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize” Drinking Roundup Herbicide Makes Men Live [...]

Drinking Roundup Herbicide Makes Men Live Longer

June 29, 2013 // 38 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter & Hannah In September of last year, the highly discredited paper ‘Long-term Toxicity of a Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-Tolerant Genetically Modified Maize‘ was published in the journal ‘Food and Chemical Toxicology’. Most people have heard of this paper, as it is currently being promoted by every anti-GMO group on the planet, as it supposedly shows a link between GMOs, cancer and premature death. I have previously written about this paper and [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 3

June 2, 2013 // 8 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter What the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?! – part 2 In this final instalment of ‘what the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?!’ I am going to discuss the final two minutes of the video ‘Glowing Rats and Extreme Genetic Engineering‘. The final portion of the video mostly consists of a Skype conversation with Eric Hoffman – the Genetic Technology Policy Campaigner for Friends of [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 2

May 30, 2013 // 14 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah & Peter What the hell is Hank Green’s problem with genetic engineering?!?! – part 1 I have previously discussed, in part 1, how Hank Green from SciShow is guilty of voicing his own biased and uninformed opinions  on the subject of genetic engineering. In his videos, Hank is not representing the views of the scientific community and is instead voicing his own uninformed opinions on a branch of science he perceives to be dangerous. I have shown how [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 1

May 28, 2013 // 9 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you know I used to be madly in love with Hank Green from SciShow. I found his videos educational, entertaining and thought he could do no wrong. However, all that changed when earlier this year he published a video called ‘The Science of Genetically Modified Food’. I have previously written about it, saying that the video was nothing more than a fear piece and not a fair representation of the scientific community which Hank is meant to [...]

The Biased Views of Hank Green and SciShow

February 25, 2013 // 56 Comments

Hank has now taken the episode off-line and I have been told that he is putting together a new one…….its now been well over a year :( By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah It would be fair to say that up until recently, I had a man-crush on Hank Green from the YouTube channel ‘SciShow’. I found Hank’s science videos some of the most entertaining educational videos on the web. They are well researched, well put together and made in such a way that they can be [...]

The Hidden Hazards of Genetic Engineering? Ho Ho Ho

February 13, 2013 // 3 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In October of last year I published an article regarding an advert for Proposition 37. What is Proposition 37? It’s for the mandatory labelling of genetically engineered (GM) food in California and although I agreed with the proposition itself, I thought the advert was extremely misleading, manipulative and factually incorrect. In my article I talked about the Bt delta endotoxin and highly discredited paper, ‘Long-term Toxicity of a Roundup [...]

“Doctor” Bob

January 13, 2013 // 12 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah I was recently sent a video by one of my subscribers of an interview with a man calling himself ‘Dr Bob’. In the video, Dr Bob (who from now on I am just going to just call Bob) was very critical of vaccinations. The video was full of the same old misinformed claims: that natural immunity is better than vaccine-induced immunity; that vaccinations contain the element mercury; that there might be a link between vaccinations and autism. However, [...]

Yes on Proposition 37 to Label Genetically Engineered Food?

October 17, 2012 // 4 Comments

Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, YouTube has the option for many of its members to place adverts at the front of their videos, to gain a small amount of money for their work. These ads often have a small button to the right, which appears after five seconds and asks if you would like to close it. I normally have my cursor hovering over the button long before the option to close it has appeared, but the other day, I found myself watching one advert the whole way through. It was [...]

Bad science in the paper “long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize”

September 23, 2012 // 26 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah A good friend of mine recently sent me a French paper entitled, “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize”. The paper investigated the health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize, cultivated with Roundup weed killer on rats over 2 years. The paper came to the conclusion that rats fed on the GM maize sprayed with Roundup were much more likely to die at an earlier age, in addition to [...]

Glowing Kitties of DOOM!

June 11, 2012 // 9 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah In my opinion, the Internet has been one of the greatest achievements of mankind. The ability to share information and ideas instantaneously has changed they way we communicate, do business, develop relationships, conduct research and express ourselves. The Internet is not owned or controlled by any person, company or nation, allowing for material that would be censored to be released worldwide. This has led to – amongst other things – the [...]

Coalition of Environmentalists Report on Synthetic Biology

June 9, 2012 // 6 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you will know, I am not a big fan of David Shukman (BBC Science Editor). This dislike came from watching his biased broadcast on the BBC, in which he cast a shadow on the hard work of synthetic biologists and the subject as a whole. I later found out that at the same time, he published a related article on the BBC news website. It was just as misinformed and alarmist as the broadcast and inexcusably made a link between synthetic biology [...]