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(Cross-Post) GMO, Séralini, and March Against Monsanto: It’s Magically Misleading!

(Cross-Post) GMO, Séralini, and March Against Monsanto: It’s Magically Misleading!

If you follow my posts on GP, you know that I’ve been writing a lot about GMOs and genetic engineering. I was planning to lay off the subject for a bit, maybe write about advances in prenatal diagnostics or the wonders of sleep training and okay-to-wake clocks, but I’m compelled to write another on GMOs. Why? Monsanto. More specifically, March Against Monsanto. I don’t often get into debates on so... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

Skepchick Sundaylies: Open Wireless, Nature vs Nurture, Urine Therapy, World Cup, and Pro-GMO

Teen Skepchick Science Sunday: With Liberty and Internet Access for All Elizabeth discusses the importance of the “open wireless” movement. DBT Skills: Mindfulness Olivia continues her series on DBT skills. Assassins Can’t Be Women? Eddy discusses the sexism behind Assassin’s Creed approach to female characters. Mad Art Lab Nature, Nuture, and Social Justice Elizabeth has thought... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Climate Change Bummer, the Second Temple, Summer Vacation, and GMOs

Skepchick Sundaylies: Climate Change Bummer, the Second Temple, Summer Vacation, and GMOs

Sunday Funny: Everything at Manfeels Park Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 102: Reflections Mindy learns more and more about mechanical waves, like what happens when they bounce off a barrier Mad Art Lab A Web, Not a Road: The Anthropology of Margaret Mead Dale writes, “There is hardly a name in science more encrusted with bad faith generalizations and well-meaning but ahistorical h... »

ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: May 12 – May 18 on the Skepchick Network

On your mark! Get set!  GO READ ALL THE SKEPCHICK NETWORK AWESOME! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 48: Physicists Make Weird Things for Science Mindy draws a weird picture in the name of physics, and also talks tries to explain moment of inertia. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be Eddy muses on the concept of hell. Speak You Mind: Summer Vacation The whole summer is ahead of you. What ar... »

Skepchick Quickies 5.1

Skepchick Quickies 5.1

Kimberly Bryant is on a mission to increase the number of women of color in the digital space. Black Girls Code. “Most seeds these days are genetically modified.” Interestingly enough, that’s a myth, according to Dan Charles. Here are the other top myths of genetically modified seeds. {found via Melody H.} I’m usually pretty much in love with Pennsylvania. Right now I am co... »

Is There a Liberal War on Science?

Is There a Liberal War on Science?

If so, Michael Shermer hasn’t made a very good case for it. Today, via io9, I stumbled across an article by Shermer in Scientific American called “The Liberals’ War on Science,” in which he argues that liberals are no better (or not much better) than conservatives when it comes to science denial. This may be my bleeding heart liberal bias speaking, but it’s not terrib... »

Ask Surly Amy: Genetically Modified Plants

Ask Surly Amy: Genetically Modified Plants

Surly Amy, Can we please have an evidence-based discussion on genetically engineered foods? On the one hand, I get that companies like Monsanto are doing really horrible things to farmers [like not letting them save seeds], but on the other hand, I’m questioning the idea that if a food is genetically engineered it is automatically toxic and bad both for people’s health and the environm... »

Ask Surly Amy: GMO’s and Superbugs

Ask Surly Amy: GMO’s and Superbugs

Dear Amy, As a proud skeptic I have always defended GM foods as a necessary and wonderful lifesaving measure. However, I recently found a study online about how the corn rootworm has developed a resistance to the GM pesticides and fears of ‘superbugs’ evolving are echoing across the net. I am always willing to change my mind in the face of new evidence, but I’m not yet convinced ... »

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