No, Roundup does not cause cancer – James Cooper

 

James Cooper is the author of 19 books and over 1000 columns for Examiner. His most recent book is Food Myths debunked.. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Ohio State University and is a graduate of Oberlin College. And you can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@jameswcooper

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Three Minute Theory: What is Neoliberalism?

From Three Minute Theory (on Facebook)

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What is a GMO? by the YouTuber Piffle

Via Tara C. Smith

This is a great explainer on the science behind genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). They have a bad reputation, but they’re scientifically little different from the selective breeding or random mutations that have been employed for decades or millenia–it’s just more targeted now and uses less guesswork.

…and Modern Science Mama on FaceBook

Please, watch this video and then share it with everyone you know.

Demonizing genetic technology can cost people their lives. It already has. Millions of children have died or gone blind from vitamin A deficiency.

Who knows, holding back this technology could eventually cost you your life. Transgenic technology has created insulin, vaccines, immune therapy, and the list goes on and on…

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Evolution: What the Fossils Say (by Donald Prothero)

Not just a lecture full of great scientific content but also incredible production values. It’s so very well produced with multiple cameras and zooming in and out to the slides paleontologist and geologist Donald Prothero uses in the lecture.

Is evolution a fact? How do the claims of creationists stack up against the fossil record and the actual science? Dr. Donald Prothero presents the evidence in a presentation based on his 2007 book (and more recent findings).

Prothero is a paleontologist, geologist, author and science educator. He holds a Ph.D in geological sciences from Columbia University, and he has authored over 300 scientific papers and 30 books. He is currently a research associate in vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

www.donaldprothero.com

Books by Donald Prothero on Amazon

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Penn & Teller on GMOs from Bullshit! S01E11 “Eat This!”

It’s a little bit old now but still well worth revisiting….

“Why is anyone fighting food advance? A very small percentage of the world’s population is fortunate enough to have the luxury of turning down food. The rest of the world spends most of its time trying to get any food. You know why? Technological problems. They’ve got dirt. They’ve got water. They’ve got sun. They lack the technical ability to till or enrich the soil. They lack the machines to plant enough to feed their families. They lack the hybrid plants that produce more food per acre. We need to spread all the technology all we can so all people everywhere can deal with the problem of too much food. We can’t start getting picky because we’ve got enough food. That’s just self-centered, and racist. Unless you and yours are starving, you need to shut the fuck up!”

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A Good Insider’s Look At The Operation of a Nuclear Power Plant

Most of the people I know have and unnatural exaggerated misinformed fear of nuclear energy production. Leave it to Cracked.com to give us a look inside…

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This Week In BioTech & Agriculture Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Reading And Re-Reading Of Articles About  Biotechnology & Agriculture…

Judge gene-edited crops by what they do, not how they are made | New Scientist

Are GMOs safe? Yes. The case against them is full of fraud, lies, and errors.
Unhealthy Fixation

The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them will not make you safer. — By William Saletan

Why People Oppose GMOs Even Though Science Says They Are Safe – Scientific American

All Our Food Is ‘Genetically Modified’ In Some Way – Where Do You Draw The Line? | IFLScience

The great global greening is happening now – The Globe and Mail

“…The poor desperately need access to more nutritious, higher yielding and drought-resistant crops. Is it ethical to deny a hungry child food because of entirely theoretical risks? Greens say yes. The green war against GMOs is a war on the least privileged people on Earth, waged by the most privileged.

Technology is saving the environment, not destroying it. Thanks to technology, we are on the brink of a great reversal of land use.”

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The Inefficiency of Local Food | Freakonomics

“…Our obsession with local foods doesn’t match up with its claims – it isn’t necessarily better for the environment, consumers, or even very realistic.” — The Framers Daughter (on FaceBook)


And a contrasting viewpoint…3 Reasons Why Freakonomics is Wrong About Local Food 

 

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Why The Insect—Bt Corn—Human Relationship Is Nothing To Be Concerned About Or Fearful Of

A good analogous story that uses the Dog—Chocolate—Human relationship to explain why Insect—Bt Corn—Humans is nothing to be concerned about or fearful of.

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Karl Popper, Science, and Pseudoscience: Crash Course Philosophy #8

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