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Archive | April, 2015

Paul Offit

Dr. Paul Offit, sometimes called Dr. Profit by his detractors, serves on the board of The American Council on Science and Health, and is well known in the media as an outspoken supporter of vaccines and of the elimination of the rights of parents to make the informed decision to not vaccinate their children. 1He  Full Article…

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Jon Entine

Introduction Jon Entine is a corporate propagandist and pseudo-journalist who utilizes his media savvy to promote the opinions and positions of chemical corporations, by posing as an independent journalist. Entine has multiple, documented ties to biotech companies Monsanto and Syngenta, and plays a key propaganda role via another industry front group known as the American  Full Article…

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The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)

A woman named Elizabeth Whelan founded ACSH, the American Council on Science and Health, in 1978, when she was a public health scientist at Harvard crusading against what she called “junk science.” Whelan and her business partner Dr. Stare received most of their funding from the food and tobacco industries. Before launching ACSH, Elizabeth Whelan  Full Article…

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Jimmy Donal Wales

Jimmy Donal Wales, born in Huntsville, Alabama, on August 7, 1966 and is best known as the co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia. 1 Wales first attended a one-room school run by his mother and grandmother. 1 After the eighth grade, he continued his education at Randolph School, a small, private, college prep school. 2 Wales earned a  Full Article…

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Wikipedia

Available in most languages, the definitions, quotes and “Wiki-species” are full of great details and seem as friendly and reliable as the old Britannica seemed, but a closer look reveals a catalogue of mainstream information rife with error, bias, and omission of some of the most important facts in the realms of health, environmental safety  Full Article…

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Crabapples

Crabapples Crabapples are the only apple native to North America.1 Sour in flavor, they are much smaller than apples in size. Naturally high in pectin, they can be boiled down and the pectin strained out to use in other recipes. 2 These tiny fruits are underused and unappreciated. Taxonomy Crabapples grown on trees that are part of  Full Article…

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The Vector Method

In genetic engineering, which is the process by which GMOs are created, genes from one organism are inserted into the genes of another organism, using artificial laboratory techniques. This bypasses the biological constraints that are in place when scientists and farmers use the traditional methods of artificial selection otherwise known as selective breeding. The vector  Full Article…

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Tamarind

Tamarind With almost every part of the tree able to be used, the tamarind is a versatile fruit. While the pulp inside the fruit is the most widely used part of the plant, other parts are used as well. The leaves and flowers are used in teas and tinctures for medicinal purposes. 1 The fruit  Full Article…

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Starfruit

Starfruit is a tropical fruit from Indonesia. The entire fruit, including the skin, is edible and has a tart, yet sweet flavor. The leaves and roots are used in tinctures or teas to treat headaches, ringworms, and even chickenpox. The fruit itself has been used to help with hangovers as well as sore eyes. Interestingly,  Full Article…

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Honeydew Melon

Honeydew melon is a variety of muskmelon that is very sweet in flavor and provides a number of health benefits. Because of its high water content, it is low in calories. Its high antioxidant contents can help fight colds, regulate blood pressure, increase energy levels, remove toxins from the body, and boost the health of  Full Article…

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