Monsanto

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

August 12, 2017 // 3 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 [...]

Will GMOs Kill Us All? – Skeptics in the Pub Talk

July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

For decades now, we have been told by organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth that genetical modified (GM) food is dangerous and has been shown to be harmful to humans.They have done a great job at convincing the population of their dangers by quoting scientific literature that claims GM-food has been shown, among other things, to cause cancer, leukaemia, and stomach inflammation; but is there really any truth to this? What do the papers these organisations are [...]

Agent Orange – Introduction – #1

June 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Over the next few months, I plan to produce a series of blog posts followed by a series of videos documenting the history of Agent Orange by discussing its discovery and synthesis, the first warning signs which were ignored, its use in Vietnam, the aftermath of its use, the people who tried to convince us that it was safe, and the legal case against Monsanto et al and what is happening now to help those affected. In 1961, as part of America’s escalating war of counterinsurgency in Vietnam, [...]

Agent Orange – Part Two – On the Origin of Agent Orange

June 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

The general consensus regarding the inception of Agent Orange, the infamous herbicide used during the Vietnam War, is that its origins lay in a laboratory somewhere back in the mid-twentieth century. However, I would argue that its actual origins lie in the Victorian era. I believe its story starts in 1881 with an English naturalist and the publication of his book ‘The Power of Movement of Plants‘. Although you might not have heard of this before, I guarantee that the majority of [...]

Agent Orange – Part One – Introduction

June 13, 2017 // 2 Comments

In 1961, as part of America’s escalating war of counterinsurgency in Vietnam, President Kennedy approved a military plan to use defoliants and herbicide in South East Asia. Operation “Ranch Hand” was intended to kill foliage and destroy crops, depriving the Viet Cong of cover and supplies during the conflict. It is estimated that 76,000,000 litres of chemicals were sprayed between 1962 and 1971 over rural areas of South Vietnam and, later, in parts of Cambodia and Laos. The most commonly [...]

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

May 30, 2017 // 6 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 [...]

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

May 29, 2017 // 28 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 [...]

Monsanto Vs. The World – Myles Reviews

March 23, 2016 // 1 Comment

Monsanto Vs. The World brings nothing new to the table is full of the same parroted anti-GMO rhetoric that we have all heard a thousand times before. The only thing of interest brought up was one worrying aspect of the anti-agrotechnology movement that I have been reluctant to talk about – that some believe we should allow people to die to prevent over population. Indian farmer suicide rates Agent orange  The Seralini paper  Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of aspartame (E 951) as a [...]

Monsanto Vs. The World

March 19, 2016 // 2 Comments

Edited by Peter Anyone who knows me in real life knows that the past month or so has been a little on the challenging side. A few things have happened to me, but by far the most time consuming was having to find a new job after I was told that I was going to be made redundant. Because of this, I had no free time to do what I love the most – reading books with questionable conclusions that reference flawed, if not fraudulent, scientific papers. However, an opportunity to read one of the [...]

Is Glyphosate “Probably Carcinogenic to Humans” ?

December 3, 2015 // 7 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 [...]

#103 – Chemtrails Why are They Spraying Us?

November 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Myles and James watch a sequel in the for of Why are they spraying us! The sequel to the critically panned What in The World are they Spraying on us, or WI-TWATS for short. Making a sequel is hard regardless of genre, even crazy conspiracy films. Why are they spraying us, gives us the cold opening, chemtrails exist and here is what they are doing. In a classic return to the tried and tested methods of conspiracy film making, everything is thrown at the audience in the hope that it stick [...]

#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 [...]