genetically modified food

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    ICYMI: February 10 – February 16 on the Skepchick Network

    It’s a very exciting day inside this week’s ICYMI post. If you’ll notice, we have a new edition to the Skepchick family. It’s Skepchick.no, blog-casting from Norway straight into your computer! Go show them some love, won’t you? Teen Skepchick What is Glass? Is glass a liquid or a solid? Or something else entirely? Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or “Frakenfish?”…

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    ICYMI: August 12 – August 18 on the Skepchick Network

    Hang on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. We’re expecting gale force awesome to come sweeping through your computer and into your eyeballs. You have been warned.

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    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…

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    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…

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  • Ask Surly Amy: Genetically Modified Food

    Hello, I would like to ask advice on conflict I’m having with my songwriting partner on the subject of genetically altered food. I recently posted a segment from P&T B.S. with the interview with Norman Borlaug explaining the enormous benefits of his innovations. She responded by saying she could not agree because she believes that only unaltered seeds straight from…

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