GMOs

Why Does Greenpeace like Butterflies?

January 13, 2019 // 1 Comment

In the past, I have asked what appears to be, at first glance, two very silly sounding questions toward Greenpeace. Why do they like watermelons? And why do they like grapefruits? As nonsensical as these questions sound, they are, in my opinion, the most important ones to be asking the organisation right now. This is because they show Greenpeace’s opposition to GMOs to be based on ideology, ignorance, and fear, and not a concern for the environment. They show that their position isn’t just [...]

Fact Checking March Against Monsanto Protesters (FULL VIDEO)

October 6, 2018 // 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 #GeneticallyModifiedOrganisms (GMOs) in general. As someone who believes that GMOs have huge [...]

Biting the Hand That Feeds You – Those Who Oppose The Green Revolution

July 28, 2018 // 3 Comments

I am lucky enough to live in a part of the world in a time where I would have to go out of my way to experience the physical sensation of hunger. It is a luxury that few in history have had, and one that I have never taken for granted, however, some do. There are people out there who view their high standard of living, where they have easy access to relatively cheap nutritional food, as the baseline. They have no appreciation, in fact I would go as so far as to say that some have a disdain, for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

August 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

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 wanted to start on a high note with Liz O’Neil from GM-Freeze who, quite frankly, was a cut above the [...]

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 [...]

Will Half the Children be Autistic by 2025?

January 4, 2015 // 12 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, [...]

Review of the Movie ‘GMO OMG’

October 23, 2014 // 10 Comments

Edited by Peter It has taken me over a year, but I have finally tracked down a copy of Jeremy Seifert’s 2013 anti-GMO documentary ‘GMO OMG’ and I have to say it was very disappointing. The movie was very slow and, at times, I did not know if I was watching a documentary about GMOs or some guy’s vacation footage. It’s also extremely padded with the vast majority of the film consisting of Jeremy interviewing farmers and people on the streets about their views on GMOs – most of [...]

What the Hell Is Hank Green’s Problem with Genetic Engineering?!?! – part 1

May 28, 2013 // 9 Comments

By: Myles Power Edited by: Hannah As many of you know I used to be madly in love with Hank Green from SciShow. I found his videos educational, entertaining and thought he could do no wrong. However, all that changed when earlier this year he published a video called ‘The Science of Genetically Modified Food’. I have previously written about it, saying that the video was nothing more than a fear piece and not a fair representation of the scientific community which Hank is meant to [...]