GM food

Why does Greenpeace like the watermelon?

March 21, 2017 // 5 Comments

Last year, I asked the very silly sounding question, ‘Why does Greenpeace like the grapefruit?’ As absurd as it sounds this is probably one of the most important questions to be asking the organisation right now. This is because it exposes a double standard that lies at the core of Greenpeace and shows their opposition to GMOs to be hypocritical and irrational. Today I would like to ask another silly sounding question that, once again, exposes weaknesses in Greenpeace’s arguments [...]

GMO OMG – Myles Reviews

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

This is the first in a series of videos in which Myles is going to review bad science in movies, tv shows, podcasts, etc. In this video, Myles points his skeptical eye at Jeremy Seifert’s 2013 anti-GMO documentary ‘GMO [...]

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 [...]

Roundup Ready Crop and the Green PolkaDot Box

July 25, 2013 // 11 Comments

 By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter I recently uploaded a video to YouTube critiquing an american advert asking people to vote yes for proposition 37. For those who don’t know, proposition 37 was the failed attempt calling for the mandatory labelling of all genetically modified food in California. To try and get people to vote yes, the advert mislead the viewer into thinking that GM-food poses a threat to human health and that Bt delta endotoxins are not safe for human consumption (even [...]

Bad science in the paper ‘Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino Mice’

July 18, 2013 // 25 Comments

 By: Myles Power Edited by: Peter & Hannah I have recently published an article and video sceptical of the paper ‘Long-term Toxicity of a Roundup Herbicide and a Roundup-Tolerant Genetically Modified Maize‘. This paper claims to have shown a link between genetically modified (GM) maize tolerant to the roundup herbicide and an increased risk of developing tumours. Even though I discussed the problems with the paper’s experiment in detail, how the paper did not show any [...]

The Biased Views of Hank Green and SciShow

February 25, 2013 // 56 Comments

Hank has now taken the episode off-line and I have been told that he is putting together a new one…….its now been well over a year :( By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah It would be fair to say that up until recently, I had a man-crush on Hank Green from the YouTube channel ‘SciShow’. I found Hank’s science videos some of the most entertaining educational videos on the web. They are well researched, well put together and made in such a way that they can be [...]