Tag Archives: GMO (genetically modified organism)

Science Moms: Fighting Fear with Facts and Empathy

Science Moms is a short but important documentary that provides a calm, measured, evidence-based response to the many irrational, anti-science narratives that try to sell fear to parents and which are perpetuated by groups like Moms Across America and by … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Reviews, Popular Culture, Pseudoscience, Science Education, Skepticism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Critical Review of “GMO OMG” (Part 2): Fear and Loathing in Haiti

After talking to random people on the streets of his local town about GMOs, Jeremy Seifert travels to Haiti, where he says “something happened that really awakened me to a much bigger story about seeds and food and control.” In … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Reviews, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Critical Review of “GMO OMG” (Part 1): He Blinded Me with Pseudoscience

Wasting all your time on drama, could be solving real crime Waste away your mind too. ~ My Morning Jacket, “Highly Suspicious” Independent filmmaker Jeremy Seifert chose a very apt title for the anti-GMO documentary he wrote and directed in … Continue reading

Posted in Movie Reviews, Pseudoscience, Science Education | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Zika Virus: Debunking the Myths

In January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the Zika virus is a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” They have been strongly recommending that people everywhere educate themselves on what the virus is and what it is … Continue reading

Posted in Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, Skepticism, What's the Harm? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GMO Labels Should Not Be Mandatory

After years of opposing mandatory labeling of food products that contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms), the Campbell Soup Company recently announced its decision to switch sides in the debate. The American canned soup producer now says that not only will they … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Pseudoscience | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment