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Let’s Talk About Sex In Ontario’s Schools

Next week it’s back to school here in Ontario, which means it’s time for the parental protests about the new sex-ed curriculum to increase in volume. They kicked off yesterday with a planned series of protests outside the offices of Liberal members of the provincial parliament. I have a particular …

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#Moms4GMOs: Sign the letter and get your profile pic!

An update from the #Moms4GMOs:  On August 19th, a new movement was launched: Moms4GMOs. It started when a group of science advocates who were also moms decided to write a letter in response to a video which featured celebrities endorsing the “Just Label It” campaign. In the letter, the moms …

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Weekend Reads: Car Seat Science, Bed Time Stories, etc

Hello hello! I’m back! Big thanks to Lou and Daisy for two excellent Weekend Reads editions while I’ve been off gallivanting about. Now….what can I interest you in today? If you’re looking for….a beautiful case of crowdfunding: A Lebanese man started a crowdfund for a Syrian refuge selling pens on the …

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The Real Housewives of Wooville

I’ve given up a lot since becoming a skeptic. I’ve stayed away from Whole Foods. Left behind some seriously tasty GMO-free chips. I can’t even read a Mark Bittman recipe anymore, and I used to live by his frittatas, okay? But now pseudoscience is threatening something essential to the very …

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  • User Avataralexthegreatest haha I like that, you will volunteer or we will volunteer you! :-) I love GMO but I extremely dislike Monsanto, Bayer, etc. I support... – Sep 01, 4:05 PM
  • User Avatarkagehi "Their organic and GMO-free criteria promotes an anti-science agenda in schools, one of the few institutions left in our society where we should be able... – Sep 01, 2:37 PM
  • User Avataralexthegreatest Organic produce should include GMO. There is nothing inherently wrong with GMO. I have a problem with the companies that control a large share of... – Sep 01, 1:40 PM
  • User Avataralexthegreatest I saw the WHO report and posted about it before, they mention a meta-analysis of a number of studies indicating a statistical link with Non... – Aug 31, 4:38 AM
  • User Avatarkellylynne There are a couple of problems with your comment. If these perceived issues are your only concern with genetically engineered crops, perhaps taking a closer... – Aug 25, 5:32 AM
  • User Avatarjohnranta The problem is that you are focused on the actual genetic modifications, and not the purpose for such mods. Which is to douse vegetables in... – Aug 24, 9:10 PM

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#Moms4GMOs: Sign the letter and get your profile pic!

An update from the #Moms4GMOs:  On August 19th, a new movement was launched: Moms4GMOs. It started when a group of science advocates who were also moms decided to write a letter in response to a video which featured celebrities endorsing the “Just Label It” campaign. In the letter, the moms …

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

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I Don’t Need Your Birth Feminism

Mariah Sixkiller’s Why I Am a Birth Feminist is one of the most privileged and myopic pieces of drivel I have ever read. Why exactly is she a birth feminist? Is it because she wants to see improved birth outcomes for women in third world countries? No. Is it because she wants to fight …

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The Real Housewives of Wooville

I’ve given up a lot since becoming a skeptic. I’ve stayed away from Whole Foods. Left behind some seriously tasty GMO-free chips. I can’t even read a Mark Bittman recipe anymore, and I used to live by his frittatas, okay? But now pseudoscience is threatening something essential to the very …

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Anxiety Amplification: Sending an Offspring to College in the Age of Facebook

When Offspring saw this post title over my shoulder, xe said, “But I’m not on Facebook, why are you worried?” so I’ll start with the clarification. It’s not what Offspring might do on Facebook that feeds my anxiety (for obvious reasons), it’s being on Facebook, myself, that is the problem. …

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