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Kyle Kulinski: Another Lazy YouTuber

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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 ...

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 ...

My Experience Giving a ProGMO Talk at Skeptics Events

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  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 ...

My Experience Giving a ProGMO Talk at Skeptics Events

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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 ...

Fact Checking The March Against Monsanto Protesters – Final Thoughts

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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 ...

#127 – Conflict of Interest in IARC Report

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  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

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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 ...

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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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 ...

Will Half the Children be Autistic by 2025?

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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 ...

What Are These People Even Marching Against?

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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 ...

Unbelievably Bad Science in the Movie “Seeds of Death”

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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

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 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 ...