American NGOs have discovered that Brussels is the ideal place to launch a US lobby campaign. Hippie Go Home!
My Top 10 Stupidest Moments of 2016. How I wish 2017 would be reasonable.
My solution to fix IARC is to pull its funding. As I publish this, the US is proposing to do just that!
IARC says they are transparent – they are not! They say their scientists have no conflicts of interest – they do! They say their scientific methodology is the strongest – no one else agrees. This is hypocrisy!
Using precaution as an impulse is like using a broken compass: you’ll never actually know how lost you are. Why precaution does not work for pesticides.
Stupid is growing today via social media fear campaigns. How can we deal with it? Step 1: Define it
We know that IARC’s political bias, non-transparency and conflict of interest on glyphosate were bad. But according to a recent publication, it is nothing compared to how bad their activist science was.
Next week, the European Council will consider the European Commission’s last-ditch compromise effort to reauthorise the widely used herbicide, glyphosate. It won’t go well.
Within a few months, the anti-GMO movement seemed to have collapsed under the pressure of its own unreasonableness!
Argumentum ad hominem is the tool you use when there is no science on your side. Is that why activists are using it so much today?
The organic industry lobby openly lies, spreads fear and attacks its competition – all activities that any organisation or company with an ethical code of conduct would forbid. I’d like to demonstrate how one organic lobbying organisation, USRTK, desperately needs such a code (… and a lot of integrity).
As I continue to migrate my site, this is my favourite blog from 2015. It looks at how the pesticide industry is restricted by its internal codes of ethical conduct that will not allow them to attack competitors, while the organic industry and NGOs have no issue with lying and spreading fear about pesticides. Industry (and society) will lose, but with integrity!