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There Is Reasonable Discourse In The GMO Label Debate

There Is Reasonable Discourse In The GMO Label Debate

In response to an overtly science-hostile bill by the state government in Vermont (1), the U.S. House of Representatives preemptively passed a softball GMO labeling law in 2015. Anti-science groups (Friends of the Earth, NRDC, Union of Concerned Scientists, et al.) and their paid Deniers for Hire (Sourcewatch, US Right To Know, every other organic trade rep) were understandably apoplectic,...

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Advocacy Research: How Serious Is The Problem?

Advocacy Research: How Serious Is The Problem?

A decade ago, the media perception was that the only "advocacy" research (science-y sounding stuff out to achieve a cultural goal) was small groups getting a little bit of money to deny things like global warming. In reality, the public knew better, and that scientization of politics had been going on ever since government started to take over science funding. read...

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“It Was Not Designed As A Science Experiment” – Seralini Speaks Some Truth

“It Was Not Designed As A Science Experiment” – Seralini Speaks Some Truth

Dr. Gilles-Eric Seralini, the go-to researcher for Big Organic marketing groups and the partisan media enablers (SourceWatch, US Right To Know, Mother Jones) they fund, finally wrote something accurate in a paper - "it was not designed as a scientific experiment", even though the Deniers For Hire on his side claim it was just that. read...

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X-Files 2016: 5 Episodes To Watch First

X-Files 2016: 5 Episodes To Watch First

"The X-Files" resumes tonight and if, like me, you might give it a try, here are 5 good episodes to watch in advance. I was able to sort through a lot of shows thanks to a blizzard in New York City, which kept me inside and was not accompanied by losing electricity. My non-loss is your gain. read...

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