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Kavin Can’t Even: A Fun GMO Quiz and MSNBC Joins Right-to-Know Bandwagon

We can’t expect MSNBC to be objective. I’m a liberal Democrat and even I know that. Still, I was extremely disappointed to see a recent poll on its website titled, “Do you think GMO labeling should be mandatory?” On its surface, this question isn’t incredibly problematic. It’s a simple yes …

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Kavin Can’t Even: Don’t be Inane, Autism is Innate. Bleach and Organic Foods Can’t Cure It.

Author’s note: This is the 4th in a series on science-related gaffes that should greatly hinder readers’ ability to “even.” Please share on social media with hashtag #KavinCantEven! While it certainly isn’t a recent phenomenon, the news of parents giving autistic children bleach enemas, otherwise known as “Miracle Mineral Solution,” …

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Kavin Can’t Even: 80% of Americans want mandatory labels for food containing DNA

I appreciate the following I’ve garnered for my science advocacy writing. My readers are clever, kind, and willing to engage in civil, evidence-based discussion. As I’ve stated, “I loathe unsubstantiated fear-mongering, especially when it exploits scientific ignorance. I’m not a scientist by the traditional definition, but I have a unique …

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Food Babe – Stop Giving Cancer Advice. It Makes You Seem Reckless.

  Disclaimer: I’m no expert on cancer. Still, when I put my name to assertions, they’re based in solid science. I have a high-level understanding of how cancers work, which is leagues more than Food Babe can claim. Furthermore, arguing for consensus requires far less expertise than spouting idiocy does. …

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Why Does Kavin Have a GMO/Vaccine/Big-Science Fan Page?

While I contribute to a few sites, Grounded Parents will always be my home base. This is because I was here at the launch, and Grounded Parents (and even a Skepchick or two) are my family. We’re not a hive mind, but we’re all parents, we’re all skeptical, and we …

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Ben & Jerry’s and Measure 92: If You Can’t Define “Organism,” You Can’t Logically Oppose GMOs

It may not seem like it, but I don’t go searching for anti-GMO sentiment on the internet to fuel my wrath. I like the rare occasions when I’m not forced to write. I enjoy reading and playing with my kids, or kicking back and conversing with my husband over a …

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Food Babe & Moms Across America: Stop Drinking Starbucks, Nobody Else Cares

To begin her futile vendetta, Food Babe (Vani Hari) went after Starbucks for its Pumpkin Spice Latte. According to her in-depth investigation, these lattes not only contain “no real pumpkin,” and a “toxic dose of sugar,” but also use dairy from “Monsanto milk cows fed GMO” fodder. This is so …

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General Mills Buys Annie’s Homegrown, Anti-GMO Proponents Go Berserk

The news broke a couple days ago: General Mills will buy Annie’s Homegrown for $820 million. This is no big deal, figuratively speaking. Yes it’s a close to billion dollar deal, but companies get bought and sold all the time. If you’re unfamiliar with Annie’s Homegrown, it makes “all-natural,” “healthy,” …

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Why GMOs and Genomic Medicine Made Me Register as an Organ Donor

Before you waste your time – if you’re anti Affordable Care Act, anti social programs, or against a mandated living wage, don’t bother reading further. This is for readers who care about everyone’s children, not just their own. What’s does one inherit with parenthood? A belly pooch, and “Elmo’s Song” …

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While We Dump Ice Water, Here’s What England Is Doing: The 100,000 Genomes Project

The other day, I posted this on Facebook: “Short rant: If you’re not pro-genomics/biotechnology R & D, please stop with the #icebucketchallenge or any other fundraising gimmicks for ALS, cancer or other diseases. We’re not going to cure that ish with a magic wand. Otherwise, please proceed.” Needless to say, …