Monsanto

What’s Ben Goldacre’s Beef with Monsanto?!

February 15, 2015 // 17 Comments

Edited by Peter Ben Goldacre’s ‘Bad Science’ is a collection of columns he wrote for The Guardian that are critical of the mainstream media coverage of scientific and medical issues. It covers topics such as the vaccinations scare after the publication of Andrew Wakefield’s paper, the history and effectiveness of homeopathy, and snake oil salesmen selling their products to AIDS sufferers. I have to admit that at first I was not very interested in reading Ben’s book. This was not [...]

Fact Checking March Against Monsanto Protesters #3

February 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

I have previously made videos critical of Sue Mallender and Tracey Lloyd, who gave speeches at the March Against Monsanto protest in Nottingham last year. There was no passion behind anything these women said; nor were they able to get the crowd worked up on that particularly wet day. There was, however, one person that day who had done her homework. Someone who was also a speaker but, unlike the other two, had charisma and passion. Her name was Kay Haw and in this video I am going to critique [...]

Fact Checking March Against Monsanto Protesters #2

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Myles, once again, talks about one of the speeches he heard whilst attending the March Against Monsanto protest last year. This time he fact-checks a speech given by Sue Mallender who, unlike others, was not only speaking for herself – but on behalf of her political party, The Green Party. Later, he interviews her to ask her some questions about the claims she was making in her speech. March Against Monsanto – The League of Nerds Video based on ‘Sue Mallender does not live in the [...]

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 [...]