What does the science say about the potential links between glyphosate (Roundup) and cancer? There’s a lot of research that says no link.
According to scientific research, humans have genetically modified food crops for over 10,000 years. GMOs are not recent advances.
Research shows that genetically modified corn is safe to consume. More evidence that GMOs are safe for human health.
DNA in GMO foods and every vaccine will not cause harm and it cannot and will not change your genes. This DNA will not change you.
The scientific consensus says that GMO foods are safe for humans, livestock, and the environment. There is no need to avoid them.
USDA announces new guidelines for groceries that have the “organic food” label. This article reviews what that means for consumers.
We review whether organic foods are actually safer and healthier to consume than conventional foods. Organic foods may not be worth the cost.
And here we go again, another paper that attempts to link something terrible, in this case, convulsions, to the weedkiller glyphosate, also known as Roundup. Except this is about nematodes or roundworms.
I seem to be writing about roundworms a lot lately, I wonder why. Oh wait, I remember. Quacks were pushing a drug, that treats roundworm infections, to be used against COVID-19. Of course, you all remember ivermectin.
Let’s look at glyphosate and this new paper, which made me laugh. Then I got annoyed.Read More »Glyphosate (Roundup) causes convulsions in nematodes! What?
I keep reading of an annoying claim that GMO DNA transfers to humans easily, so that’s why we should be scared of it. Some of this belief is based on a poorly designed study that may, or really may not, indicate that plant GMO genes transfer to humans. These “researchers” claim that DNA may survive intact in the digestive tract and show up in the bloodstream.
Someone flunked basic human physiology and cell biology when they made this claim since it’s nearly biologically implausible to consider this to be real. Many of us have actually passed these courses so we are very skeptical.
In case you’ve ignored this area of false controversy, genetically modified crops are foods derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Of course, all types of agricultural breeding induces genetic modification, but in general, GMO usually implies actual manipulation of the genes.
Based on some of the worst science available, the anti-GMO activists have condemned GMO foods as being dangerous. Unfortunately for the anti-science side, there is actually no science supporting these anti-GMO claims, and the vast scientific consensus says that GMO foods are safe to humans, animals, and the environment.
Let’s take a look at this paper that claims that GMO DNA gets into the human bloodstream.
Along with the thoroughly debunked “vaccines cause autism,” a related trope is pesticides cause autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The evidence that supports that claim is fairly weak, possibly nonexistent, but that’s what we do here – examine the evidence.
For reasons beyond the scope of this blog and my interests, parents need to find blame for why their children may have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. A few years ago, Emily Willingham, Ph.D., whom I consider to be one of the leading ASD scientific experts on this planet, wrote a hysterical and scientifically skeptical article about all of the popular causes of ASD. Older mothers. Older fathers. Depressed mothers. Fingers. Facial features. Facial features?
Today, I keep seeing the new claim that pesticides cause autism. Time to see what kind of science supports this claim.Read More »Pesticides cause autism – the scientific evidence is quite weak