Monsanto

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

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  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 ...

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

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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 ...

Monsanto Vs. The World – Myles Reviews

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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 ...

Monsanto Vs. The World

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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 ...

Is Glyphosate “Probably Carcinogenic to Humans” ?

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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! ...

#103 – Chemtrails Why are They Spraying Us?

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  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 ...

#097 – Glyphosate Probably Doesn’t Cause Cancer

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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 ...

#094 – FOIA to Attack a Scientist

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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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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. ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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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. ...

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

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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 ...