Search Results for glyphosate

Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

August 12, 2017 // 5 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 [...]

The Young Turks are Morons of the Highest Calibre

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

My Experience Giving a ProGMO Talk at Skeptics Events

May 11, 2017 // 2 Comments

  I realise that by publishing this video I run the risk of alienating a lot of subscribers and people who attend skeptic events, but I thought my experiences giving a proGMO talk were far too interesting to keep to myself. I am also not trying to bash any skeptical community. I have been attending my local skeptics in the pub (Teesside) since it started, and I love it. I can’t recommend it enough and I hope this video does not deter people from attending. Support Myles through [...]

My Experience Giving a ProGMO Talk at Skeptics Events

April 18, 2017 // 11 Comments

For decades now, organisations like Greenpeace, GM-Freeze, and Friends of the Earth have done a fantastic job convincing the population that GM-food is harmful to humans. To do this, they have quoted scientific literature that claims GMOs have been shown, among other things, to cause cancer, leukaemia, and stomach inflammation; but is there really any truth to these claims? What do the papers these organisations are promoting really say, and do they have any flaws? Or, in actual fact, are GMOs [...]

Fact Checking The March Against Monsanto Protesters – Final Thoughts

September 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

Over the past few years, I have been attending March Against Monsanto protests in the UK in an attempt to gain an insight into why so many people are against this one company in particular. It became apparent very early on, whilst attending these protests, that the majority of people in attendance were not there to protest against the agriculture company Monsanto, but instead to protest against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in general. As someone who believes that GMOs have huge [...]

#127 – Conflict of Interest in IARC Report

May 8, 2016 // 2 Comments

  This time the nerds are joined by David Zaruk from The Risk Monger. Both David and James were mentioned in a times article for their stance on the IARC glyphosate monograph. David has found that conflicts of interest could explain the working groups choice to class glyphosate as a possible carcinogen. Find more from David [...]

Q&A: Talking About Food, Science, and Debunking Myths for the Greater Good

January 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

I was recently interviewed by the people at Food for Though on my views regarding GMOs. Here is what I had to say. 1. How did you become interested in debunking scientific myths within the area of food and agriculture? Why are you outspoken about these issues? I started my YouTube channel after watching a video of a man urging his 4,000+ subscribers not to get their children vaccinated. I felt compelled to respond as I believed what he was saying had potential to cause a great deal of harm and [...]

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

July 21, 2015 // 10 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 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. [...]

Will Half the Children be Autistic by 2025?

January 4, 2015 // 13 Comments

Forgive me for being so crass, but the best way I can describe the obsession of the natural health community with trying to link everything they find to be ‘unnatural’ with Autism is “same shit, different day.” Every month there seems to be a new piece of research doing the rounds that apparently shows one of these links and spits in the face of scientific consensus. This month is no different. Currently, there is a blog post called “Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, [...]

What Are These People Even Marching Against?

October 6, 2014 // 5 Comments

Edited by Peter In May of this year, I attended a March Against Monsanto protest in Nottingham and the one thing that really stuck out to me was the lack of knowledge these protesters had. I can’t stress enough at how embarrassingly little these people knew about the things they were protesting against and how the majority of them were unable to answer the most basic of questions. Questions like ‘why are you specifically against GMOs?’ Many danced around the question or changed the [...]

Unbelievably Bad Science in the Movie “Seeds of Death”

November 17, 2013 // 40 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah I recently sat down and watched the 2012 anti-GMO documentary “Seeds of Death: Unveiling the Lies of GMOs“. The documentary was written, produced and published by Gary Null (an alternative medicine promoter who was once almost killed from one of his own supplements) and claims to expose the dangers of genetically modified foods. It consisted of interviews from apparently “leading” scientists, physicians, professors, attorneys. Most of [...]

Bad Science in the Paper ‘a Long-Term Toxicology Study on Pigs Fed a Combined Genetically Modified (GM) Soy and GM Maize Diet’

August 11, 2013 // 16 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter About three weeks ago I was contacted by the Green PolkaDot Box – an organic food company who sells organic food in big green polkadot boxes. Like most organic food companies, they claimed that GM-foods are dangerous to humans. When asked for research that backs up their claims, they sent me a link to a questionable review of the herbicide roundup (glyphosate) which is an analogue of glycine and not a genetically modified organism (GMO). When challenged [...]

The Green PolkaDot Box and Cookie Cutter Anti-GMO “Research”

August 3, 2013 // 6 Comments

 By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter I recently wrote an article critical of a review sent to me as the ultimate proof that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are dangerous from the anti-GMO food delivery company Green PolkaDot Box. This was after they tweeted me telling me that we need to know the “real dangers” of GMOs. I was curious about what dangers they were referring to, and therefore tweeted the company back, asking to see the peer reviewed data they are basing their [...]