Category Archives: science

IARC Under Fire from Scientists: Mission Outdated, Methods Lacking

Considering recently published scientific reviews on the International Agency on Cancer Research (IARC) concerning their methods and overall mission, as well as their specific conclusion on glyphosate, I thought the topic deserved an update of its own. I have written … Continue reading

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17. Can Glyphosate Research Be Trusted?

In my series 17 Questions about Glyphosate, last but not least comes a post about the integrity of research, how funding may influence research results, and what corporate involvement with scientists may entail. And if scientists mostly are not influenced … Continue reading

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Plants Don’t Have Problems

As a preteenĀ I wished that all humans would disappear from the planet and the beauty of nature would be left to flourish unhindered. I imagined I would be offered a big red button and IĀ could annihilate the human race with … Continue reading

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Energy Solutions in a Changing Climate

When scientists, expert organisations on technology like IEA, and panels on science, like IPCC, are all saying the same things, we should listen. Continue reading

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Following the Money

Science is the most difficult instance to bribe, because the only currency it accepts is evidence. Continue reading

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On Farming, Animals, and the Environment

The way I see it, being labeled organic really shouldn’t stand in the way of choosing environmentally friendlier methods. Looking at the evidence I can find, sadly at this time this seems to be the case. Continue reading

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Injecting Kindness into the Debate

Vaccines are a topic that stir up a lot of emotions. How should we talk about them? Will anything we do make a difference? What if we frame the question somewhat differently: can we make a difference by the way behave in our interactions with other people? Continue reading

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